Posted by rmcclub on September 25th, 2016
WO 1 JJT McManus Sword Presented to RMC
By 27832 OCdt (II) Pablo Cardona, 12 Sqn, e-Veritas Chief Correspondent
Early Saturday morning, a historic event, years in the making, transpired in the Mackenzie building, right across from the College Chief’s office.
During his time at RMC, the former college chief, CPO1 Davidson, wanted to recognize the contribution of College Chiefs to the RMC community. Thus, the RMC College Chief project was born. CPO1 Davidson spent countless hours researching the names of all the former College chiefs, dating back to 1876.
After coming up with the full list, he had a large display board installed across from his office with the names of those who came before him. However, the display case underneath was still empty. When the current College Chief, CWO Garth Hoegi, arrived at the college in June, he agreed to continue the CCWO project.
CWO J.J. McManus was the College Chief for a decade, from 1961-1971. Along with being the longest serving chief, he is one of the most prolific. Prior to coming to RMC, he was the Regimental Sergeant Major of the Canadian Guards. As the RSM, he was the only NCM to carry a sword on parade.
On Saturday, the next phase of the CCWO project came to fruition when the McManus family presented the sword to the College as well as his decorations and other military memorabilia.
The McManus family was accompanied by CWO Hoegi, the College Sergeant Major, MWO Rideout and the Commandant. During the ceremony, the son of CWO McManus, who works in defence procurement, addressed the small gathering on the impact that the former chief had on several generations of ex-cadets. The commandant also spoke.
As an institution, RMC is very proud of its history and the contribution that its graduates have made to Canadian society. NCMs have always been a key part of the development of OCdts and recognizing their efforts is an important part of our history.
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Varsity Sports scoreboard:
Sat 24 Sep U of T 2 – RMC 0
Sun 25 Sep Ryerson 3 - RMC 1
Sat 24 Sep -U of T – 3 RMC – 1
Sun 25 Sep Ryerson 6 @ RMC 0
RMC – 32 Waterloo – 19