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The Royal Military College of Canada will commemorate Flag Day on Wednesday, 10 February with a parade on the Parade Square, from 0735 to 0750hrs.

The Cadet Wing will be on parade by division. All RMCC Military personnel shall attend and be seated in the bleachers. Civilian College Staff, Faculty and Students are encouraged to attend and be seated in the bleachers.

All guests are requested to be seated NLT 0730hrs. Dress is dress of the day.

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Le Collège militaire royal du Canada commémorera la journée du drapeau national ce mercredi le 10 février par un défilé sur le terrain de parade de 07 h 35 à 07 h 50.

L’Escadre des Élof se rassemblera par division. Tout le personnel militaire du CMRC sera placé dans les gradins. Le personnel civil, les professeurs et les étudiants sont cordialement invités à participer et prendre place dans les gradins.

Tous les invités sont priés d’être dans leurs place au plus tard 07 h 30. La tenue du jour est de mise.

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Photo by – 26503 Luke Brannigan (Click on photo for better viewing)

 

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Flickr link which takes you to all our e-Veritas albums. HERE

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR VOLUNTEER PHOTOGRAPHERS:

Melanie Hughes, James Howells, Tristan Thomson; Blake Simpson, Erik St Gelais; Colin de Grandpré; ALOY OCdt Victoria Pierrot & Denice Zoretich

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In This Issue 6:

Ex-Cadets & more in the news

5135 Peter Dumbrille recalls his days at both CMR & RMC…

22103 Laura Sheppard CSL 4 Squadron – Class of 2001

Keeping Tabs…

la Chasse-Galerie = Danny McLeod Athletic Fund

23631 Captain Jean-Francois Legault (2008) –

L’ ancien cadet parle de ses expériences

Leaders of tomorrow have their say…

The Week That Was…

Paladins respectable season coming to a close

Professional Military Training – 3 February

Second Year Cadet Compares Peninsula Parking to Downtown T.O._ _ _ _ _

Qu’est-ce qui se passe au CMR Saint-Jean

The Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston 1921 – 1925:

Trials & Tribulations of First Year

Morale Building Quotes from U Thant

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES - Nos offres d’emploi

 

ENCORE:

6898 Richard Cohen Shares his RMC memories plus 50 years

20303 Assad Bouayed & his life journey / Un aperçu de la vie de 20303 Assad Bouayed

Meet the DCdts: LCol Chris Renahan (19401)

Sage advice from 23768 Chris Justason, Class of ’08

Ship For Less & e-Veritas strike-up sponsorship deal

La Chasse-Galerie 2016 Rideau Canoe Trip

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A tip of the hat to the following members who just recently updated their Club membership status - Chapeau aux membres suivants qui ont tout récemment mis à jour leur adhésion au Club:

RCNC225 George Currie; 3191 Gerald Beament; 3214 Philip Gunyon; 3235 Ronal F Mann; 3496 James David Younger – 5 Year Annual Membership; 3671 Norman Freeman; 3775 Peter Harrison – 5 Year Annual Membership; 4230 Donald Eric Wilson; 4328 Chris Carr; 4553 C William Dibden;

4585 Ken Armstrong;  4706 Bernard Forget – 5 year Annual Membership; 5340 J Eden Cloutier; 5488 Robert Hasler; 5708 William F Payne; 5843 Charles Vrana; 6203 Barry Read; 6922 W Peter McCreary; 8763 Michael Stenson; 8907 Ernie Fafard;

9873 Rejean Landry; 10120 Peter Hoes; 10744 Harley Rogers; 10746 Ronald Ruiters; 10913 Raffaele Beltempo; 10268 John McKay; 12004 Pierre Naud; 12663 David Franko; 14740 Luc Généreux.

For memberships due to expire soon; please contact us asap with your renewal.

Thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.

Club Membership Info Join, Update or Renew ‘Now’

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Ex-Cadets & more in the news

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  • Burundi, the peacekeeping test case

  • Dozens of soldiers reporting incidents of sexual misconduct, military says

  • 4 Wing approaches MD for air show funding

  • Winnipeg changes Captains while on deployment

  • The generous crew of HMCS Winnipeg

  • Canada’s ‘frozen chosen’ at top of the world have been in the dark since Oct 14

  • Canada military ill-prepared to resume peacekeeping duties: Report

  • iOTA World Inc. Warner has secured a contract with the New York City Transit Authority - looking for qualified senior engineers

  • 6584 Keith Ambachtsheer – President, KPA Advisory Services – Toronto, ON

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5135 Peter Dumbrille recalls his days at both CMR & RMC…

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5135 Peter Dumbrille recalls his days at both CMR & RMC…

Long ago in 1952, the experiment in bilingualism at CMR began. In those days, the collective knowledgeable level of French for Anglos who joined from outside Quebec was pitiful, and the day I joined in 1956, it suddenly got worse. French courses were great though, there were four levels of French for the dummies and we only had to go to CMR for three years, so no matter how badly you did, even dropping a level a year, you were in. I owe a debt of gratitude to a number of roommates and French Canadian friends for my survival. Strange how I picked up “Dummy” as a nickname, I’ve never been able to figure that out.

Funnily enough I loved the place, especially the runs ashore in Montreal. We would get bused to the central railway station for a weekend once every three months or so, cram four or five of us to a room and then tackle the nurse’s residences.

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22103 Laura Sheppard CSL 4 Squadron – Class of 2001

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22103 Laura Sheppard former CSL 4 Squadron …

When invited to share a few words as part of the e-VERITAS catch-up with former Bar Slate, it gave me pause to reflect. In addition to a strong foundation of education and training, it built an even stronger foundation of camaraderie and friendship.

Of all my memories of RMC and military life, friendships formed along the way are undoubtedly the fondest. Much has changed, but it is always great to cross paths with a familiar face, sometimes in the most unexpected of places around the world.

After graduating from RMC, I was posted to 14 Wing Greenwood, transitioning through several roles within 14 AMS before being assigned to Ottawa as the C140/A D/AEO and later AEO. From Ottawa, I made the difficult personal decision to leave not only my military career but also my country, heading to Australia in 2008.

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Keeping Tabs…

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Keeping Tabs…

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la Chasse-Galerie = Danny McLeod Athletic Fund

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The Men and Women of la Chasse-Galerie

Next September a crew of 13 Ex-Cadets and 2 Cadets will paddle a 36’ canoe from Ottawa to Kingston to raise money for sports. Since the inaugural trip in 2000, forty-five men and women have paddled the 202km length of the Rideau Canal in four separate voyages and have raised over $258,000. Their names are engraved on a plaque at Panet House.

 

In early 2000, Stan “the Man” Mitchell leaped over a sofa in Victoria’s Bay Street Armoury and became the first “Maudite” of la Chasse-Galerie. Diana “Lady Di” Tremain earned a place of honour as the first and only female on the crew. A trip highlight was paddling through a large flock of calling loons in early morning fog on the Big Rideau Lake

The all-male 2001 crew reminded us of the old days at RMC. Fortunately, triathlete Sharon Donnelly made a cameo appearance in the final afternoon. Jay “Stroke” Kennedy earned his nickname for his enthusiastic steering. Tom “the Bosun” Gee and Bruce “the Cook” McAlpine joined the crew for the first time and have paddled with us ever since.

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 Four ladies graced the 2006 trip, including Cynthia Allan who came in memory of her late husband Jay Kennedy. John de Chastelain began the tradition of playing the pipes to wake up the lockmaster and the rest of us. Andrew Bennett played the fiddle and taught us all to sing “V’la l’bon vent.”

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In 2011 an all Ex-Cadet crew, including four ladies, represented all three colleges and classes from 1960 to 2002. Jason Hunt, a Kwagiulth artist, designed the new paddle motif – an orca, wolf and eagle representing the three services. Joe Day set a record by raising $8,732, edging out Bernie Laliberte’s sterling performance in the previous trip. The grand finale came after the salute at the Arch – rounding Point Frederick in high waves and a howling gale.

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By the end of 2015, the RMC Foundation had already received $9,590 in donations for the upcoming voyage. Each paddler has committed to raise at least $2,000 from friends, family, colleagues and other Ex-Cadets. Each dollar that you donate is tax-deductible and will be matched by a group of generous sponsors, thus doubling the value of your donation. Please help them reach their objective by donating today.

EITHER call the Foundation at 1-613-541-6000 ext 6807 and speak to Jennifer Jordan, OR go to the Foundation website and click “Donate Now.” Then click “Athletics.” Fill in the required information on the left and tick the box labelled “Danny McLeod Athletic.” Please credit your donation to one or more of the following crew members by typing their name(s) in the “Comments” section:

5893 Tom Gee ‘63

8684 Peter Holt ‘71

8725 Fergus McLaughlin ‘71

8788 Geoff Bennett ‘71

8833 John Leggat ‘71

8836 Clark Little ‘71

8926 Ray Hook ‘71

9143 Bruce McAlpine ‘72

12192 Tom Lawson ‘79

M0288 Roxanne Rees ‘83

15519 Sandra Sukstorf ‘86

15566 Helga Grodzinski ‘86

22461 Claire Bramma ‘02

RMCC Cadet ’18 (TBA)

RMC Saint-Jean Cadet ’20 (TBA)

 

V’la l’bon vent!

8788 Geoff Bennett

Le bourgeois de la chasse-galerie

Maudite logo courtesy of Sleeman Brewery Ltd

 

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Link to December 2015 article in e-Veritas

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23631 Captain Jean-Francois Legault (2008) – L’ ancien cadet parle de ses expériences

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23631 Captain Jean-Francois Legault (2008)  – L’ ancien cadet parle de ses expériences

par 26659 Danielle Andela

La graduation semble être un lointain souvenir pour moi. Beaucoup de chose se sont passé depuis. La phase 4 infanterie avec ses défis, l’arrivé au bataillon d’infanterie et l’adaptation à la vrai vie d’officier d’infanterie. Le temps passe vite entre les déploiements, les tâches, les cours et la famille. Après avoir compléter mon cours de cmdt de peloton mécanisé lors de l’été 2008, j’ai été muté au 3e bataillon du Royale 22e Régiment et pendant 4 ans j’ai occupé la position de cmdt de peloton et cmdt de peloton de reconnaissance. J’ai aussi complété mon cours de Patrouilleur de Reconnaissance Avancé et de Parachutiste de base. J’ai été déployé à deux reprises soit sur l’OP HESTIA en Haiti en 2010 et sur l’OP ATHENA rotation 3-10 en Afghanistan. En 2012 j’ai été muté au 1st Batallion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry sous un programme d’échange d’officier entre les deux régiments. J’ai occupé les postes de Cmdt Adjoint de compagnie et d’officier d’entrainement du Bataillon en plus d’avoir participé à trois exercices majeur de monté en puissance et un déploiement sur OP LENTUS en 2013 pour les inondations dans le sud de l’Alberta. Je suis maintenant à l’École d’Infanterie à Gagetown, NB et j’occupe la position de Cmdt Adjoint de la compagnie de soutien.

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Leaders of tomorrow have their say…

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Leaders of tomorrow have their say…

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OCDT (IV) LANDRY 26559 – ENGINEERS – CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

OCdt (IV) Nicholas Swanson 26585 – CELE – Honours Physics and Space Science

They share: most favourable & disappointing memories of their time at RMCC; what changes they would like to see at RMCC and much, more

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The Week That Was…

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Commissioning of 26396 2Lt Marc-Antoine Petit

February always a ‘special’ month for Kingston Branch

The RMC Military Skills Team: New Year, New Team – Off to Mexico Soon

Sports Roundup

 

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Paladins respectable season coming to a close

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Caption: First year officer cadet, 27769 Owen Gill, is shown breaking down the left side and preparing to fire the puck on net. Prior to suiting up with the Paladins, Owen toiled for four seasons for his hometown Brockville Braves of the Central Canada Hockey League.

Paladins respectable season coming to a close

By CLAUDE SCILLEY

If it was, perhaps, inevitable, it is also part of the process, Richard Lim believes, in making the Royal Military College Paladins a respectable hockey team.

“This one stings a little bit,” the Paladins coach said, after his hockey team was waxed at the Constantine Arena Friday night, 13-0 by the Trois-Rivieres Patriotes.

“For as good as we’ve been, and we are headed in the right direction, we’re bound to have a game or two like this,” Lim continued.

“We’ve demanded a lot (of the players); it’s been a long season. We’ve had four games where we’ve played in front of big crowds this month. This is the first game we’ve played at home in two months, the first game we haven’t had over 1,500 people there.

“With us finally being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs (the previous night), the stars aligned for disaster. You could tell the guys definitely weren’t mentally into it.”

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“Teams in this league are not going to take it easy on you.”

Richard Lim

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Professional Military Training – 3 February

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Professional Military Training – 3 February (Click on photos for better viewing)

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Second Year Cadet Compares Peninsula Parking to Downtown T.O._ _ _ _ _

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Second Year Cadet Compares Peninsula Parking to Downtown T.O._ _ _ _ _

By: 27249 (II) Michael Cambare

Driving down a road in downtown Toronto, one can easily enjoy the multitude of architectural styles that line the streets. Second empire, Romanesque, Victorian, and modernist are just some of the many styles from the many different periods in which Toronto has existed. Of course, the other reason one can so easily gawk at the buildings while driving along is because of the absolute mess of traffic that plagues Toronto’s most important arteries at all hours of the clock. Any knowledgeable person would shudder at the thought of having to navigate the hellish perfect storm of cars that fester in the downtown, and the mere thought of then needing to park their car somewhere a midst that impossible game of musical chairs would only further speed the collapse of that same person.

On the drive back to Kingston, I contemplate the similarities.

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Qu’est-ce qui se passe au CMR Saint-Jean

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Tournoi annuel de ballon sur glace des Anciens au CMR Saint-Jean / Annual Ex Cadets BroomBall Tournament at RMC Saint-Jean

Soirée Robbie Burns au CMR Saint-Jean / Robbie Burns Night at RMC Saint-Jean

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The Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston 1921 – 1925: Trials & Tribulations of First Year

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Note: We do our best to identify all the photos. However, a number of photos which appear (and will appear) with this series do not necessarily mean the photos were taken during the ‘exact’ time-frame of 1921-25. We believe the photo above is a group of Ex Cadets who were visiting the college for a formal ceremony around 1925.

The Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston 1921 – 1925: Trials & Tribulations of First Year

Pt 8

In our first, recruit year, we were subjected to all the practices of “recruiting” described earlier in this chapter.  In the first few days at the College, two of our class mates ran away.  One of the runaways was from a family having considerable influence with a major Toronto newspaper and there was an immediate outburst in the press against the R.M.C. and “hazing” there.  It soon came to light that there had been no outrageous treatment of the two runaways.  Both had been sent to the College against their will by their parents, and neither had any desire to undergo military training.  The furore died down fairly quickly.  Through a series of “shit meetings” our class was informed by our seniors that to have two of our members run away was a disgrace to our whole class – that if we had any proper “class spirit”, the stronger would help and encourage the weaker ones, and such a thing couldn’t happen.  There were certainly others of our members at that time who were thinking seriously of quitting and making a run for it, but following the precept of our seniors they were dissuaded, encouraged to stick it out and to “Keep smiling”.

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“After a super “shit meeting”, we were ordered, a dozen at a time, to report to selected seniors’ rooms in Fort Frederick dormitory where groups of seniors, after ordering us to bend over a chair, took turns in fanning our arses.  It was the only “general arse fanning” we ever got as a class, and the only time I was caned during my years at the R.M.C.”

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Morale Building Quotes from U Thant

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Morale Building Quotes from U Thant:

 

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