In This Issue 47

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In This Issue 47

Ex-Cadets in the News

Golden Oldies

Down memory lane… – RMC’s First Sandhurst Competition – 1997

When I was a Rook…I Year at RRMC…

Keeping Tabs…

Who said it?

How Do You Fund a Museum: The Human Engine

What’s Happening At RMCC…

Top 5 named for winter term; PMT; Sports & more…

CMR Saint Jean – La 43e édition du tournoi de ballon sur glace des Anciens aura lieu au CMR Saint-Jean du 27 au 29 janvier 2017 / The 43rd Annual Ex-Cadets Broomball Tournament will take place at RMC Saint-Jean from January 27th to 29th, 2017 – The ROKAFA 7th International Week: A cultural discovery trip

Academic rankings: The university’s new clothes?

Honouring our past: 126, Colonel, The Honourable PCH Primrose, Entered RMC 1881

Tom Rozman: Confronting a “perfect storm” & beating it

Deaths

CAREER OPPORTUNITIESNos offres d’emploi

 

Previous articles you may have missed:

Truth, Duty, Valour Campaign 2016 Update

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: ATHLETICS WALL OF DISTINCTION IS LAUNCHED!

ATHLETICS WALL OF DISTINCTION / MUR DE LA RENOMMÉE SPORTIVE

Update: Military Review /  L’examen militaire

VERITAS magazine in mail boxes soon…

Yuletide Cheer (4): Hamilton Branch; Vancouver Branch; Vancouver Island Ex-Cadet Club & Edmonton

The Friends of Point Frederick: Why do we need a new building?

6611 Doug Cope: ‘The Roadants’ – Still available…

Join the Guard of Honour at the Royal Roads Mast

New look for e-Veritas just around the corner

Update: Looking for chemistry grads – 2005 to 2016

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Ex-Cadets & More in the News

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  • Military advances fight against sexual misconduct

  • 14872 Ex Cadet Pierre Lemieux joins Conservative leadership race

  • People Behind the Pets: 13855 Medric Cousineau

  • On time and under budget: the Halifax-class modernization project

  • DND employee inspires young women at special event

  • A team of teams: Willingness to work together / Une équipe d’équipes : un grand esprit de collaboration

  • Moderation key to long life, says 102-year-old Ted Brotto

  • Tony O’Keeffe still setting records at the Ultraman World Championship in Hawaii

  • Catching up with the news / articles you may have missed

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Golden Oldies

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Golden Oldies…where & when available, we include names and other details. Readers are invited to leave a comment(s) regarding a particular photo(s).

The Class of 1969 with – ‘The Major’ at Toronto Branch Dinner – 2008

Front Row – L-R Jack Reid; Doug Smith; The Major, Danny McLeod; Robert Bradshaw; Al Leonard; Brian Barrie; Fletcher Thomson.

Back Row L-R – Mike Johnson; John Carlson; Gerry Poffenroth; Michael Gainer; John (Pole) McCormick; Gary Stewart; Paul Hession; and Derrick Sloan.

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Down memory lane… – RMC’s First Sandhurst Competition – 1997

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RMC’s First Sandhurst Competition – 1997

Article by: Brent Mills

RMC’s first year participating in the Sandhurst Competition was in 1997.

Arrangements had been made between West Point and the College to allow participation. Not much was known about the event except that Royal Military Academy Sandhurst sent two teams every year and that each West Point Cadet Company fielded a team.

It was also known that one of the Sandhurst teams won the event quite regularly. The College’s team was selected in January and training started after Reading Week in late February. Leadership was composed of one of the Squadron Commanders, Captain Claude Lavallee of the R22eR, and Sergeant Ken Taylor of the Royal Canadian Regiment. The Team Captain was the Cadet Wing Commander, IV Mason Stalker.

The team wasn’t accorded Varsity status or even Club status; all training for the competition was conducted while members still fulfilled their other cadet responsibilities.

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When I was a Rook…I Year at RRMC…

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The following historical article was taken from a 1 Squadron (Stone Frigate) 1997 scrapbook. How times have changed!!

When I was a Rook…I Year at RRMC…

A nothing held back (well maybe, a little) tale of the happenings during a typical first year at Royal Roads Military College.

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Keeping Tabs…

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Keeping Tabs…

We invite Ex Cadets and other readers to keep us informed. Many ‘classmates / buds’ are not into social media (LinkedIn; facebook and the like).

A brief status update (posting (move/job), life changes (marriage, kids),  professional happenings, etc) and a photo of your choice will do.

Send to: william.oliver@rmc.ca

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Who said it?

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“Some people have said, ‘If you want something done, give it to a busy person – don’t give it to someone with nothing to do.’ And I think there’s a lot of merit in that. You somehow work it in. I think a lot of people graduating from [RMC] can multi-task, more so than others,”


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 Who said it?

a)16493 Chand Sooran; b) 5337 Bob Carr; c) 5877 Ted Davie; or d)17389 Todd Smart

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How Do You Fund a Museum: The Human Engine

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How Do You Fund a Museum: The Human Engine

Article by: Ron Haycock, Jim Barrett and Lena Beliveau

The tipping point came when the College’s Museum Committee became the new Heritage and Museum Committee. At one stroke we became responsible for more than the care and display of artifacts. Heritage is a big word, and that responsibility created a whole new playing field.

The more the Heritage and Museum Committee thought about it, the more we saw that a significant part of our new mandate is to make the story of RMC and the Canadian Service Colleges- cadets, ex-cadets, military and civilian staff, and also Point Frederick itself- easily available to the public, so that they may see the contribution the Colleges and the Point has made in the building of Canada.

Once the Committee grasped the enormity of its new task, and understood the value and sheer immensity of the inventory of holdings, then there was only one rational direction forward: a new museum with a professional staff!

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What’s Happening At RMCC…

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  • Royal Military College of Canada 411 – 27472 III Eliza Bruce: An RMC insider’s perspective on campus life

  • Winter Concert Doesn’t Disappoint

  • 6 December, 1989: The College Remembers

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Top 5 named for winter term; PMT; Sports & more…

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Top 5 – Winter Term

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  • Top 5 – Winter Term

  • Fall Awards for Intramurals

  • RMC Judo Clinic weekend

  • Varsity Wraps Up for Fall Term

  • PMT

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CMR Saint Jean – The ROKAFA 7th International Week: A cultural discovery trip

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Bonjour à tous:

La 43e édition du tournoi de ballon sur glace des Anciens aura lieu au CMR Saint-Jean du 27 au 29 janvier 2017. Une trentaine d’équipes prendront part au tournoi encore cette année faisant de ce tournoi l’évènement traditionnel sportif et social rassemblant le plus grand nombres d’anciens et d’élofs années après années. Les inscriptions sont ouvertes jusqu’au 16 décembre 2016. Premiers arrivés, premiers servis. Veuillez contactez christian.cecil@forces.gc.ca pour plus d’information.

Greetings:

The 43rd Annual Ex-Cadets Broomball Tournament will take place at RMC Saint-Jean from January 27th to 29th, 2017. Thirty teams will take part, making of this event the largest in which old cadets and OCdts participate together year in and year out. First come, first served. To register a team, please contact christian.cecil@forces.gc.ca prior to 16 Dec 2016.

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The ROKAFA 7th International Week: A cultural discovery trip

Caption: The International delegation and the ROKAFA senior staff, November 4th 2016, Cheongju South Korea

The Republic of Korea Air Force Academy 7th International Week was held in South Korea from November 1st to 5th 2016. The CMR Saint-Jean, thanks to the generous support of the RMC Foundation, was able to send two CMR Saint-Jean officer-cadets Grace Evelyn Loucks (27669) and William Allard-Laverdure (27606) and one faculty teacher, Jean-François Marcoux to attend this event. This year’s International Week included delegates from France, the UK, Sweden, Italy, Greece, Indonesia and Thailand. Each delegation was made up of 2 officer-cadets and one accompanying officer or teacher.

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Academic rankings: The university’s new clothes?

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Academic rankings: The university’s new clothes?

By YVES GINGRAS

Every year on August 15 exactly, many university presidents – particularly in Europe – get nervous. They know that the annual “Shanghai Ranking” – published since 2004 – is released on that day. Has their institution moved up or down on the list? Whatever the case may be, the communications department will prepare a press release to either applaud a rising position or to justify a fall by calling for more government investment to better “compete” in the so-called “global university market.”

However, given the numerous studies about the supposed scientific validity of university rankings and their perverse effects, it remains somewhat mysterious that many intelligent and well-educated academics and administrators continue to use these invalid indicators to promote their institutions and make important strategic decisions like hiring and promotions.

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Honouring our past: 126, Colonel, The Honourable PCH Primrose, Entered RMC 1881

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It is with great pleasure that we publish as our frontispiece of this number of the Review a picture of No. 126, Colonel The Honourable P.C.H. Primrose was born in Pictou in 1864 and after attending Pictou Academy, N.S., entered the College in 1881.

He graduated as a corporal in 1885 and joined the Royal North West Mounted Police, as that celebrated Force was then called, as an inspector, that same year. On April 15th, 1915, he retired with the rank of superintendent to become stipendiary magistrate for the city of Edmonton, which position he held until 1935.

We cannot improve on the account of Colonel Primrose’s service with the R.N.W.M.P. given by T. Morris Longstreath in “The Silent Force” so we take the liberty of quoting the following passages from that book: -

 

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Tom Rozman: Confronting a “perfect storm” & beating it

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Building a New Armored Division Training Support Organization:

11th in a series by Tom Rozman

A forward deployed armored division in Germany was confronting a major period of modernization in place with such upgrades as absorbing a new tank of significantly expanded capability and an infantry fighting vehicle with as significant an increase in capability.

With 10 maneuver battalions and a cavalry squadron as organizations that would be upgrading and an ongoing and demanding readiness mission, this modernization would be a huge complex task.

One aspect of the task would be especially challenging–the necessary training support infrastructure.

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Deaths

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Deaths

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