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Which Ex Cadet Said What? When? Why?

Posted by rmcclub on 9th August 2015

 

“Afghanistan is a war zone,”

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“It is a reminder to all of us that in this wonderful country of ours anything is possible if you dream big and are prepared to put in the work to achieve great things.”

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“In brackets they said ‘cold.’ I’ve got all my woolies and my Canadian Olympic mittens. I’m very excited about this opportunity. It’s a country I’ve not been to before.”

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“According to what my mother tells me, I used to dress up in old fatigues and run around with a helmet on,”

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“It was the most dominating performance by a RMC taekwondo team over West Point in our history — 6-1,” he recalled. “I beat their best fighter in the second match. Their morale dropped right there.”

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“The flying is more advanced and much more fun as well.”

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“Can one person make a difference? I hope I have answered this with a resounding yes,”

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“I had a very satisfying and rewarding career doing work that I enjoyed. I never made it to high rank (retired as a LCdr) or to management levels (was an Engineer 5 all 23 civilian years), but I was able to hone my engineering skills problem solving on very interesting machinery plants. RMC provided me with an excellent education and sound basis for a career in a discipline other than that of my degree. I always doubted that I would have graduated from a civilian university because the small RMC class sizes provided such a personal learning experience.”

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“When people like us put $20 million-plus of private money into recognizing Canada’s aviation heritage, as a taxpayer I’d like people in government to encourage and assist them when they can,”

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“If you issue a code of conduct, then it’s assumed you have some kind of legitimacy also. This falls within the domain of propaganda. The insurgents want to occupy the intellectual space and also the operational space by offering themselves as an alternative to the government. They want people to believe they’re better than us, that they’re the best option for Afghans.”

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“It felt like I never left, and I was quite happy to relive some memories as I walked around. The human mind has this tendency to just remember the good times,”

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“When this all happened, I wasn’t thinking of a medal, I wasn’t trying to be brave. I was just thinking of saving that girl.”

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Ex Cadets & More in the News

Posted by rmcclub on 3rd August 2015

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  • Update: 41 years later, survivors of cadet camp blast get an apology, pledge of action

  • Statement by 13551 Lieutenant-General Guy Thibault, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, regarding the Ombudsman’s report on the 1974 cadet tragedy at CFB Valcartier

  • Il y a 40 ans, une grenade tuait six cadets à Valcartier – 9485 Pierre Daigle

  • New Commander for the Canadian Forces Intelligence Group: 19251 Ron Pumphrey

  • Defence firm wants smartphones on the battlefield – 14016 Rick Fawcett

  • Two Female Officers Advance Final Phase of Army Ranger School

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Which Ex Cadet Said What? When? Why?

Posted by rmcclub on 3rd August 2015

To carry on the legacy of Canadian participation in operations in the Middle East is a tremendous opportunity. I look forward to assuming command over such a dynamic international team.

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“I suffered several rude awakenings as I arrived at the golden years of my military career. First, I was demoralized at having had committed my life to a military institution that was incapable of winning the war in Afghanistan.“

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“”We’re ready for this,”” he declared as the troops boarded their charter for Norway. Along with the rest of 5 CMBG, the VanDoos had spent part of January in the deep snow south of Quebec City rehearsing the skills of fighting and surviving in near-arctic conditions during Exercise RAFALE BLANCHE. The exercise there,  was “”organized to prepare for what we expected to do”” in Norway.

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“Right now they’re confident; they’re capable. They’ve been conducting numerous operations on their own and they’ve had a number of successes,”

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“I wanted to continue to serve Canada, but through business,”

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“I wanted to continue playing hockey and my education was important to me.”

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“Hearing from the Minister of Justice is unusual,”

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“The first thing I could think of was my daughter was between the two of us. So I went to grab her right away. And they said stop,”

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“It was one of those tourist things, where they cycle people through every hour. It was so much fun, a simple little trek. But it probably was the biggest defining moment. I said to myself, ‘I gotta do this.’”

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“The ATF is proud to leave behind a cross to commemorate Canada’s efforts in protecting the Baltic skies and its commitment to NATO,”

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“There are just no words to describe a loss as tragic as this,”

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“This is a serious institution, but you have got to have fun at the same time,”

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Ex-Cadets & more in the News

Posted by rmcclub on 26th July 2015

  • Un nouveau navire de patrouille extracôtier de l’Arctique nommé en l’honneur du héros canadien-français de la guerre de 1812, Frédérick Rolette – 16204 Luc Cassivi

  • Naval Reserve under new command – 15185 Bill Truelove

  • Top general says soldiers facing sexual assault should dial 911 – 15696 Jonathan Vance

  • CFB Borden helicopter unit welcomes first female commander – 17347 Jill Bishop (Hyland)

  • Chilean replenishment ship trains with RCN – 20939 Clive Butler

  • Army ʻfoundʼ 2PPCLIʼs new Commanding Officer – 20957  LCol Wayne Niven initially interested in RCAF

  • CFS Alert Welcomes New Commanding Officer (Outgoing CO, Brian Tang 21865)

  • Club membership Update…

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Le Commodore 16204 Luc Cassivi, directeur général, Disponibilité opérationnelle stratégique navale s’adresse aux invités au Mess des officiers du Complexe naval de la Pointe-à-Carcy de Québec, Québec, le jeudi 16 Juillet. 

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Ex-Cadets & More in the News & Morale Building Quotes

Posted by rmcclub on 19th July 2015

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  • Contrasting Military Chiefs: U.S. and Canada – 15696 Jon Vance

  • 15185 Bill & Brenda Truelove: Washington, DC – Next Stop

  • Kingston named Home Station for CF Intelligence – 19745 Pascal Ratte; 11540 Glen Nordick; 15299 Carl Doyon

  • Soldier fighting Saskatchewan fires got lost while heeding Mother Nature’s call – 16538 Wayne Eyre

  • Tribute to a great Canadian story – 7631 Wayne Baldwin

  • Dilbit Spills Can Seriously Harm Canada’s Fish Populations; 2 Profs in the news

  • 7000 David Haas has play running at Edmonton’s Fringe – Friday, August 14 to Sunday, August 23

  • Morale Building Quotes from Frederick Douglass

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Ex-Cadets & More in the News

Posted by rmcclub on 12th July 2015

  • Sailors presented with Military and Bravery decorations at Rideau Hall – 14240 Commodore (Retired) Patrick Terence Finn among recipients.
  • ‘Unprecedented’ wildfires force out 13,000 Sask. evacuees – 16538  Wayne Eyre
  • Canadian Tire donates $300,000 in support of military family recreation – 15185 Bill Truelove & 16158 Mark Watson
  • New honorary colonel for 14 Wing Greenwood – 19166 Iain Huddleston
  • CoC @ 431 Squadron – 16249 Chris England
  • Soldiers in bright- orange coveralls fight fires in northern Saskatchewan – 20979 Mason Stalker
  • New commander for CFB Halifax – 17927 Chris Sutherland
  • New commander for RCAF – 12192 Tom Lawson
  • Navy promotes Ont. teen to rank of honorary captain for the night
  • Three Female Soldiers Advance to Phase 2 of Ranger School

 

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Ex Cadets & more in the news

Posted by rmcclub on 5th July 2015

  • 13738 Chris Hadfield earns his wings in Gatineau
  • GOFOs, lead by 12192 Gen. Lawson, Triumph Over the Esprit de Corps Commandos
  • Governor General presents Canadian honours to military personnel at Rideau Hall in Ottawa
  • ‘Singing sisterhood’: Women’s choir source of strength for military wives, personnel – 17595 Telah Morrison
  • Staffing cuts at Veterans Affairs hit frontline service – 19894 Erin O’Toole
  • Air Force Museum hosts visit from VIPs – 20031 Kael Rennie
  • Canadians help safeguard peace between Egypt and Israel – 14378 Denis Thompson & 19086 Stéphane Boivin
  • Through Operation Nevus – 16842 Terry Buehl
  • 401 Tactical Fighter Squadron reborn – 19171  Eric Kenny
  • Military pledges to finish home renovations for wounded Edmonton soldier – 12632 Mike Ward
  • Canada and Asia: Prosperity and Security – 8816 Marius Grinius

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Ex-Cadets & More in the News

Posted by rmcclub on 28th June 2015

  • New Chief of Military Personnel assumes command
  • Incoming DGMEPM Member recognized for outstanding academic achievement at MIT / Une employée de DGGPEM est reconnue pour sa réussite académique exceptionnelle au MIT24014 Calley Gray
  • Presentation of Military and Bravery Decorations
  • Air force memo warns of risk to operations due to poor recruiting
  • New Brunswick cancels plow contract with Quebec company – 19874 Brian MacDonald
  • De 17312 Carignan à 18562 Bernard, le CMR Saint-Jean change de commandant
  • The MasterCard Foundation Appoints 7771 Jim Leech as Chair of the Board
  • 6566 Doug Ross Still Competing & Having Fun

 

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Ex-Cadets & More in the News

Posted by rmcclub on 21st June 2015

  • Changement de garde à la tête du Royal 22e Régiment – 4377 le lieutenant-général (ret.) Richard Evraire

  • The Sacred Tradition of the Eagle Staff – 12966 Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse

  • Air Force training at 5 Wing Goose Bay wraps up – 24805 Capt. Dan Pigeon-Fournier

  • Cadets get a feel for operational Air Force at Scott

  • 15 Common Phrases Civilians Stole From the US Military

  • 840 graduating Air Force second lieutenants serve as inspiration

  • Military Bases Struggle With Breast-Feeding Policies

  • Combined graduation parade at Air force Academy

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Ex-Cadets & More in the News

Posted by rmcclub on 14th June 2015

  • Arsenal builds hardened cannons, relationship with Canadian Army – 15004 Col. Karl Michaud

  • 21497 Lt.-Col. Christopher McKenna reviewing officer for 638 Air Cadets Squadron

  • Challenging Labrador’s wilderness – 19264 Colonel Erick Simoneau

  • History and future combine in reborn 415 Squadron – 19166 Ian Huddleston

  • 22261 Maj. Adam Battista reviewing officer for Collingwood 1909 Cadets

  • 13738 Chris Hadfield’s ‘Most Canadian Music Video Ever’ Is So Darn Nice

  • Kenney urged to stop military from cutting recruitment targets for women | Ottawa Citizen

  • Governor General invests 48 recipients into the Order of Military Merit

  • 18508 William Radiff will be taking over as CO, 409 TAC F SQN this upcoming Active Posting Season

  • 1949-53 Toronto area Ex Cadets meet for lunch in Elora

  • e-Veritas volunteer earns Degree from University of Ottawa

 

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Ex-Cadets & More in the News

Posted by rmcclub on 7th June 2015

 

  • The CAE announces New Fellows for 2015 -

  • Federal Court Judicial Appointment Announced

  • DART returns to Canada after month in quake-stricken Nepal

  • National standards being set for service dogs

  • Veterans affairs minister fires back at union campaign on service cuts

  • RMC grad headed to outer space

  • Inquiry into cadet’s death begins Friday – 26999 Officer Cadet Sage Fanstone

  • Aircrew training for RCAF Chinook helicopters underway in Petawawa

  • 12192 Gen. Tom Lawson announces more Canadian Forces promotions and retirements

  • L’Odyssée de Preston

 

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Ex-Cadets in the News

Posted by rmcclub on 31st May 2015

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  • Sexual misconduct report surprised senior military leaders

  • Members of 435 and 442 Squadrons show the flag in Key West

  • Chief of the Defence Staff recognizes United States Navy with Unit Commendations

  • The Valour Building honours recipients of the Star of Military Valour

  • Canadian technical training facility for CH-147F Chinook technicians opens

  • ICE Name Ex Cadet New Head Coach

  • Cabinet to consider commercial ships as stopgap for lack of navy supply vessels

  • Chinook squadron at Petawawa expected to be fully staffed by next year

  • Operation Impact’s Roto 1 personnel get off to a running start during RCAF Run in Kuwait

  • Chris Hadfield carries Pan Am Games torch through Toronto’s rainy downtown core

Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, announced on May 29, 2015, that CAE has been awarded a contract worth more than $7.5 million to perform a major visual system replacement and simulator update. In this photo, he is accompanied by 19414 Lieutenant-Colonel Jamie Speiser-Blanchet, the commanding officer of 403 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, which is located at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, New Brunswick. PHOTO: DND Source

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Ex-Cadets & More in the News

Posted by rmcclub on 24th May 2015

Some of the faces in the crowd last Friday (22 May) at the CoC

Photos by Denice Zoretich – More photos from the CoC 22 May  Here

  • FANSTONE, Sage Edward – obit

  • Robert Smol: Why we should unionize the military

  • Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry marks a century of distinguished service to Canada at Frezenberg Commemoration

  • U.S. Naval Academy Graduates Class of 2015

  • 11887 Steven Gasser – Offering Job Opportunity – Senior Manager, Facilities Maintenance

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Ex-Cadets & More Plus Ottawa Golf Tournament Update

Posted by rmcclub on 18th May 2015

  • 15004 Karl Michaud named RMCC Registrar – will retire from CAF during the summer

  • Statement by the Chief of the Defence Staff

  • New Commander of Joint Task Force-Iraq

  • Marijuana for PTSD blasted by Erin O’Toole, veterans affairs minister

  • End UN peacekeeper sex abuse: campaigners

  • Naval Academy Plebes Endure Sea Trials

  • 14 Wing personnel conduct joint training with Portuguese Armed Forces

  • Minister of National Defence visits HMCS Calgary at sea

  • Mental health of military children to be probed

  • 11746 Derrick Bouchard Class of 1978 and a former student of Dr. Moffatt

  • Ottawa Annual Golf Tournament – 10 July

Hey, what ever happened to Major Jack M.F.Riley former RMC staff member – 1977-80

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Ex-Cadets & more in the News

Posted by rmcclub on 10th May 2015

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  • Investigations show soldier’s death not fault of Canadians, general says

  • 7860 Lt.-Gen. Romeo Dallaire supports Omar Khadr

  • Edmonton Sun scribe a PPCLI soldier for day

  • Canadian special forces training in Jordan as part of Eager Lion 2015 exercise

  • Female Soldiers Fail to Pass Phase One of Army Ranger School

  • Obama Presents Air Force Academy Football Team with Trophy

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