In This Issue 44

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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, Blake Simpson, Erik St Gelais; Colin de Grandpré; and

Denice Zoretich

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In This Issue 44:

Class Notes

Staff & Cadet perspectives: A rising “Ops Tempo” at RMCC

Keeping Tabs…

Direct from Panet House: Update from Bryan Bailey

USNA Cadet I2357 (III) Thomas Phillips: Compares USNA & RMCC &

Laura Locklin passes on some words of wisdom

Ian Douglas Ferrier: The Way I See It

Rugby Paladins travelling to McMaster for play-off showdown & Much more sports

Bilingualism at RMC Saint-Jean

A personal gratitude to Ambassador Ken Taylor from RMCC grounds

THE BEST LITTLE ARMY IN THE WORLD

FLASHBACK: Former RMC Prof. shares his experience inside France – 5 June to 1 Dec 1944

Morale Building Quotes from Sir John A. Macdonald

Jobs – Careers / Carrières

Deaths

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ENCORE:

Toronto Branch: Fall Social and Remembrance Day Gathering

CONFÉRENCE / CONFERENCE – 25/11/2015 – Saint-James Club of Montreal

Ex Cadets & the Federal Election Results: 3 wins & a loss

USAFA Cadets: Nathan Foss and Chase Bockstruck – Talk rugby & Montreal

New System, New Rules, Stronger Leaders

Captain (24350) Mathew Molsberry, Class of 2009:

Shares his military experience and RMCC memories

WANTED – POTENTIAL STUDENT ATHLETES

Featured Business & Thank You Sponsors

Looking back through a number of Reviews…

Army West Point Weekend 2016: To Include Two Alumni Games

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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:

3238 Fred Warren Jack Myers; 4556 Ronald Kenneth Jones; 8576 Alan R Roy; 8919 Ron Halpin; 9916 Barry R Curran; 11377 WG (Bill) Judd; 20175 Steve Jourdain – Lifetime membership; F&F Peter H & Sandra J Wangen; F&F Mary P & David P Campbell – 4 Year Friendship.

(For those who have let their membership lapse over the past year & before – we miss you. Please update soon.)


Club Membership Info Join, Update or Renew ‘Now’

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Class Notes

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  • “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow Transhumanism, Ecocide, and the Zombie Apocalypse: Surviving the Age of Evolution”

  • «Ici aujourd’hui, disparu demain Transhumanisme, écocide et apocalypse de zombies: survivre à l’ère de l’évolution»

  • Wake up & go to bed songs from Recruit Term & FYOP

  • Class of 1963 announces: Nominations for candidates for the Wall of Honour are now being accepted for 2016

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Staff & Cadet perspectives: A rising “Ops Tempo” at RMCC

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Photo by: 21946 Adam Dargavel

The Change of Command ceremony for the Director of Cadets between 19994 LCol Mark Popov (photo right) and 19401 LCol Chris Renahan (photo left) took place Wed, 28 October in Currie Hall.

The commandant, 16855 Brigadier-General Sean Friday was the presiding officer.

A large crowd was in attendance including – military & civilian staffs; officer cadets; and some family & friends.

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  • Director of Cadets CoC Ceremony

  • 52,208 reasons to shop Canex & SISIP

  • Workshop on Conflict Simulation and Gaming in the Classroom /

    Simulation des conflits et la mise en œuvre des jeux dans la salle de classe


 Lots going on in the Cadet Wing too!

  • First Years (C&D Division) – Experience a Mess Dinner for the first time…

  • RMC Debate Team – We’re back!

  • Aniqa Khan: Her take on the week that was:

  • C and D Div Mess Dinner
  • 200 DTG and Halloween
  • 70th Annual EMEA AGM
  • RMCC band, pipes, drums, and highland dance group experience more than music at USNA

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Keeping Tabs…

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Keeping Tabs

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Direct from Panet House: Update from Bryan Bailey

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Direct from Panet House

13987 Bryan Bailey, Club Executive Director

As the month of October has now come and gone, it is time to provide a short update on what is going on at the Club since the incredible reunion weekends of September which were held at all three of Canada’s past and present military colleges.

Firstly, in order to dispel any potential confusion regarding dates for the Kingston Reunion Weekend in 2016, I am very pleased to confirm that the reunion will be held the last weekend of September starting with the Legacy Dinner on Thursday, 22 September and concluding on Sunday, 25 September next year. If you are a member of a class ending in either 01 or 06, start making plans to attend your class reunion.

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USNA Cadet I2357 (III) Thomas Phillips: Compares USNA & RMCC & Laura Locklin passes on some words of wisdom

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The following two articles have been coordinated by – 26659 Danielle Andela – e-Veritas Sr. Correspondent

 

  • United States Naval Academy Cadet I2357 (III) Thomas Phillips: Compares USNA & RMCC; 

  • 24431 Laura Locklin passes on some words of wisdom

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United States Naval Academy Cadet I2357 (III) Thomas Phillips

Second Class Midshipman Phillips is an aspiring Naval Aviator currently attending USNA. His program is Economics.

The biggest difference between USNA and RMC is obviously that we are just the Navy. Another one that goes with that is that you know your trades and we don’t. The big thing there is that all of our training is pretty much Navy wide whereas you guys in your summers, as far as I understand it, you go and do stuff for your trade. For us they try to show us a little bit of everything we can do so we know what to choose. You guys have a lot more freedom here, for sure. You have your one formup of the day, we have three. Morning quarters formation every day at 7, and then we have a formation every day at noon, we all eat lunch at the same time, and then a couple days a week we have evening mail formation as well.

I like how cadets are treated like adults at RMC.

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Ian Douglas Ferrier: The Way I See It

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The Way I See It

By OCdt (III) Ian Douglas Ferrier

  • Rugby Paladins to tangle McMaster, Wed in play-off match

  • Professional Military Training

  • Physical Performance Test

  • C and D Division Mess Dinner

  • Thinking about the fallen as Remembrance Day approaches

I’ve just returned from another road trip as the Men’s Varsity Rugby Team Manager which was an overnight stay in downtown Toronto before the final game of the regular season against the Toronto Varsity Blues.  RMCC Men’s Rugby woke up early in the morning to practice before heading to breakfast.  When the game started at 1300, the initial signs were not good as Toronto scored a try within the first ten minutes – this would be an uphill battle until the end of the game.  OCdt (III) Matthew Courtney scored two trys and a conversion kick and OCdt (III) Williams, the Team Captain, scored two trys.  With minutes to spare, Toronto in our end of the field, the Paladins pushed back against Toronto for a final score of RMCC 17, Toronto 15.  This close call brings RMCC Men’s Rugby to the playoffs, commencing on Wednesday, November 4th @ McMaster – 2 PM.

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Rugby Paladins travelling to McMaster for play-off showdown & Much more sports

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The address is for McMaster University – 1280 Main St W. Hamilton Ontario

 The rugby  pitch (Field F) is behind Parking Lot H near the climbing tower.

The Paladins rugby team is headed for date with destiny this coming Wed 4 Nov – 2 PM. The local team finished the regular schedule 4 and 4.

The opposition will be McMaster University who were one win better during the season finishing 5 and 3.

During the regular season Mac defeated the Paladins by a score of 15 – 0.

Promises to be a good match. Ex Cadets family & friends in the area are encouraged to attend.

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Bilingualism at RMC Saint-Jean

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Bilingualism at RMC Saint-Jean

- an article by Officer Cadet Connor McAlinden

On October 27 the 001 French classes attended a very informative presentation on Bilingualism. This presentation was held in LaHaie 213, between 13h00 and 15h00. This presentation was also unique because it was given from the perspective of two ex-cadets of CMR St Jean, 7855 Paul Hession and 7964 Don Bell from the class of 1969.

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A personal gratitude to Ambassador Ken Taylor from RMCC grounds

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A personal gratitude to Ambassador Ken Taylor from RMCC grounds

The following article is a personal encounter by a prominent member of the Royal Military College of Canada family. This is the very first time this person has publicly related this story.

Readers will notice that the authorship is missing from the article and this is very deliberate. As eVeritas is published and can be searched on World Wide Web, the author wishes to remain under the radar of “The Undesirables” on this very sensitive story.

Ken Taylor, the Canadian Ambassador to Iran (1977-1980) died on 15 October at age 81. Ambassador Taylor and John Sheardown (1924-2013), head of immigration at the Canadian Embassy, warmly welcomed and masterfully sheltered six American diplomats in secrecy in their homes in the aftermath of the takeover of the American Embassy in Tehran on 4 November 1979. Long before the release of the 52 American Diplomats after 444 days of captivity, Ambassador Taylor now bearing the righteous title of Our Man in Tehran (Robert Wright, Harper Collins, 2010), critically and ingeniously catalyzed the role of the CIA for the daring escape of the six American house guests after 79 days, at great personal risk.

The stoic and indispensable Sheardown was especially chosen to head the immigration department Tehran’s office in the midst of the revolutionary mayhem of 1979. Nicknamed ‘Big Daddy’ by his American house guests, he calmly projected the true grit of his Royal Canadian Air Force Lancaster bomber pilot missions in WWII, living one of his nine lives in the chaotic daily scenery of Tehran under constant surveillance, as described by his wife Zena.

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The Best Little Army In The World

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Author, 5105 J.L. (Jack) Granatstein at it again: Latest Book – THE BEST LITTLE ARMY IN THE WORLD

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FLASHBACK: Former RMC Prof. shares his experience inside France – 5 June to 1 Dec 1944

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Dr. W. R. P. Bridger, a Professor in the English department at the Royal Military College was the Editor and business manager for the Royal Military College of Canada – Review for a long period of time which included the World War II Years. Often, he would receive letters from Ex Cadets and former staff members from various parts of Europe.

With Remembrance Day coming up soon we thought it was timely to reproduce some of the war-time articles. This particular letter is from inside France from the beginning of D-Day – 6 June until Dec 1st 1944.

Most readers will find this article very interesting.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR FROM PROF. G. VATTIER.

Assoc. Prof. of French. R.M.C. 1918-1925; later he was the Inspecteur d’Academie at Saint Lo, France, which lasted until the Nazi invasion of France

Paris, 1st December, 1944

My Dear Bridger:

Four perhaps five years have passed since I have been able to write to you!!! In October 1942 the Vichy government sent me to Chalons sur Marne, near Reims, for political reasons. You understand I was not “persona grata” at that time. Everybody knows my feelings for all that is British. I was obliged to stay there for one year, alone, living in a hotel. My family was still at Rainville (Calvados). Suddenly in October 1943, I was kicked out (pension). Then I came back to Rainville and for six months I stayed in my house, going out very little because I knew the “Gestapo” was ready to put me in prison.

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Morale Building Quotes from Sir John A. Macdonald

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Morale Building Quotes from Sir John A. Macdonald

“My sins of omission and commission I do not deny, but I trust that it may be said of me in the ultimate issue, “Much is forgiven because he loved much”, for I have loved my country with a passionate love.”

“If you would know the depths of meanness of human nature, you have got to be a Prime Minister running a general election.”

“If had influence over the minds of the people of Canada, any power over their intellect, I would leave them this legacy: Whatever you do, adhere to the Union. We are a great country, and shall become one of the greatest in the universe, if we preserve it. We shall sink into insignificance and adversity if we suffer it to be broken.”

“I get sick not because of drink, but because I am forced to listen to the ranting of my honourable opponent.”

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Jobs – Careers / Carrières (13)

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Deaths

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Deaths

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