In This Issue 5

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January 2016 on the peninsula (Photos by 26503 Luke Brannigan)


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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 5:

 

Ex-Cadets & More in the News

6898 Richard Cohen Shares his RMC memories plus 50 years

Keeping Tabs…

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

Souper annuel du Chapitre de Québec / Quebec City Branch Annual Dinner

Meet the DCdts: LCol Chris Renahan (19401)

Sage advice from 23768 Chris Justason, Class of ’08

Leaders of tomorrow have their say…

Professional Military Training – 27 Jan

The Week That Was…

RMCC Cadets 2016 West Point Visit…

The Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston 1921 – 1925: Erecting the Memorial Arch

Morale Building Quotes from Vice Admiral James Stockdale

Deaths

 

ENCORE:

 

West Point earns 4-3 victory in highly entertaining penalty free game

Lots of eloquence at first rate debate

I-81 Sports Day – a.k.a. West Point Weekend – a ton of winners

Leaders of tomorrow have their say

Ex Cadets & more in the news

13240 David Last: Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at Norwich University

CAF: promotions, appointments & retirements

Mike Kennedy: One Step Closer

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

La Chasse-Galerie 2016 Rideau Canoe Trip

Jobs – Careers / Carrières

 

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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:

3937 David Johnstone; 5842 Nigel VanLoan; 6548 Cordell Lukey; 6611 Douglas Cope; 7424 Richard Robinson; 14972 Christopher Hand – Five Year Membership; 25305 Scott de Lange Boom – Lifetime Membership;

F27451 Gerald VAn Varik – Family & Friends 3 year Membership; F27307 Louise Helmer.


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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Hockey Hall of fame focuses on Kingston with a RMCC connection

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  • Commando Challenge IV: A great success!

  • Hall of fame focuses on Kingston

  • 15435 Paul Raymond among three finalists for the prize of the year CEO of Investissement Québec in 2016

  • Edmonton-based soldiers fully prepared for deployment

  • Vance wants ‘sensitive solution’ to base restrictions for vet with service dog

  • 19894 Erin O’Toole: Find New Charges That Could Send Air India Bomb Maker Back To Prison

  • 10 Benefits of Hiring a Mature Worker

  • DND 404 Accreditation in British Columbia

  • F-16 Fighter Pilot Finds New Mission in Teaching

  • First Female Sandhurst Commander Wants To Inspire Future Leaders

  • Australian Defence Force Academy welcomes newest arrivals

  • 14 cadets disciplined at Citadel; some wore KKK-like garb

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6898 Richard Cohen Shares his RMC memories plus 50 years

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6898 Richard Cohen Shares his RMC memories plus 50 years

 

6898 Richard Cohen marched off the RMC parade square in June1966 as the Cadet Wing Commander and the recipient of the Sword of Honour.

Following that day almost 50 years ago he has led an extraordinary life of public service including serving as an officer in both the Canadian Armed Forces and the British Army.

Following, in his own words are his memories of his days on the peninsula and his professional experiences in and out of uniform.

A (very!) few memories of RMC

September 1962: The train from Montreal stopped at the old Kingston station; several other bewildered-looking young fellows on the platform. Greeted by two elegant figures in scarlets and swords. One asked very politely if I might be a Gentleman Cadet going to the Royal Military College?
I said ‘Yes I am,’ feeling rather flattered to be so kindly greeted. Suddenly his whole manner changed! ‘Fall in’ on the platform,’ he shouted, ‘do up all your buttons; stand to attention and do not speak unless spoken to!’
That was the beginning of my RMC career!

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Keeping Tabs…

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Keeping Tabs…

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

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

Lorsque l’autobus s’arrêta et que je mis pied sur le terrain de parade du collège militaire royal de Kingston pour la toute première fois, en août 1992, je ne soupçonnais pas que ce moment, banal en apparence, forgerait le restant de mon existence. Encore mineur pour quelques jours, débordant d’énergie, et aveuglé par l’idéalisme immaculé de la jeunesse, je me lançai à l’aventure.

Little did I know! The four-year journey that I was about to begin would literally become a life journey. Every class I slept through, every “shaft”, every morning parade, every goal scored on the soccer field, every MVP award, every scholarship award, every bar slate appointment, every failure and every success would help shape the rest of my life.

My term as CWC was definitely the highlight of my RMC years. As luck would have it, I became the very first Cadet Wing Commander put in charge of more than 1000 Officer Cadets.

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Souper annuel du Chapitre de Québec / Quebec City Branch Annual Dinner

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Légende : Le conférencier invité, JR Giguère. À l’avant-plan, de profil, le président du Chapitre de Québec, Jean Drouin. 

Caption: Guest Speaker is JR Giguere. In the forefront is a side view of Chapitre de Quebec, President; Jean Drouin.

Souper annuel du Chapitre de Québec

Le souper annuel du Chapitre de Québec a eu lieu le samedi 23 janvier dernier. Environ 80 personnes s’y trouvaient.

Dans la foule se trouvaient quelques anciens élofs et plusieurs membres de la vieille brigade, y compris H3918 Al Roberts, l’Adjudant émérite de la vieille brigade; 6853 Pierre Chevalier (président – Chapitre de St-Jean), 8765 Claude Tassé, 16286 Carolyn Hug et l’ancien président du Club, M058 Marc Drolet.

18562 Simon Bernard, commandant du CMR Saint-Jean, son épouse et une douzaine d’élofs de l’année préparatoire et de première année ont fait le voyage de Saint-Jean.

On a aperçu 12509 Jacques Gagné accueillir personnellement les élofs, leur offrir une tournée et les divertir d’anecdotes de la vieille brigade.

À la table d’honneur, en compagnie de 9068 Jean Drouin et de son épouse; Bernard et Mme Bernard, 18087 Gervais Carpentier et son épouse; et Jacques Gagné, arrivés de Winnipeg et en chemin pour Ottawa.

Le conférencier invité pour la soirée était JR Giguère, et selon la rumeur, il en était aussi le boute-en-train.  Son discours se voulait une réflexion sur la guerre irrégulière et les nouvelles orientations des Forces armées canadiennes.

 

Quebec City Branch (Le Chapitre de Quebec) Annual Dinner

The Quebec City Branch (Le Chapitre de Quebec) held their Annual Dinner last Saturday, 22 January. Overall roughly 80 people attended.

Included in the crowd were a number of Ex-Cadets and many Old Brigade members including: H3918 Al Roberts, Adjudant Emeritus of the Old Brigade; 6853 Pierre Chevalier (Prez – Chapitre de St-Jean), 8765 Claude Tasse, 16286 Carolyn Hug  and former Club President M058 Marc Drolet.

18562 Simon Bernard, commandant CMR Saint-Jean with his spouse and a dozen prep and 1st year cadets made the trip from Saint-Jean.

12509 Jacques  Gagné was spotted personally greeting the cadets, and offering a “round” while he regaled them with stories of ole’.

At the head table in company of 9068 Jean Drouin, his spouse, B0186 JR Giguere and his spouse; Bernard and Mme Bernard, 18087 Gervais Carpentier and his spouse; and Jacques Gagne visiting from Winnipeg on his way to Ottawa.

The guest speaker for the evening was JR Giguere and the word from various sources was that he was the life of the party.  His speech was a reflection on Irregular Warfare and the new direction of the Canadian Forces.

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Meet the DCdts: LCol Chris Renahan (19401)

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Meet the DCdts: LCol Chris Renahan (19401)

Article by: OCdt (I) Pablo Cardona 27832

In October 2015, LCol Renahan, a 1994 RMC graduate, took over the position of Director of Cadets (DCdts) at RMC. Having only been here a short time, he has not yet had the opportunity to introduce himself to the Cadet Wing. Eager to discover and tell his story, this eager first year interviewed LCol Renahan with the intention of introducing the Cadet Wing to their new Commanding Officer.

LCol Renahan’s first introduction to the military was as an Army Cadet at the age of 15. After serving as a cadet for two years, he joined the reserves as a rifleman. His experiences in both the cadets and the reserves were “enjoyable enough that it made [him] want to do something more full time.” That, and his interest in the engineering field led to him begin attending the Royal Military College of Canada in 1990. He chose a career as an Armoured Officer because he “liked the army life” and “the frontline operational nature of it.”

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Sage advice from 23768 Chris Justason, Class of ’08

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Sage advice from 23768 Chris Justason, Class of ’08

(Another in a series of articles coordinated by 26659 Danielle Andela – e-Veritas Sr. Correspondent)

I enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in 2003 and graduated from RMC in 2008 with a degree in Business Administration. Upon graduation, I was immediately posted to the Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD) in Petawawa, ON.

During my first Regimental tour with the RCD from 2008-2011, I was employed as the Regimental Intelligence Officer, Regimental Reconnaissance Troop Leader, and deployed to Afghanistan as the Persistent Surveillance System Platoon Commander and Battle Group Duty Officer with Task Force 1-10.

From 2011-2015, I was posted to 2nd Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) where I was employed within a JTAC/FOO detachment. After spending a year as a JTAC, I was employed as Battery Captain (BK) of Y Battery where I occasionally fulfilled the role of Fire Support Coordination Centre Officer while attached to the RCD.

In 2015, I was posted back to the RCD and recently completed the Army Operations Course at the Canadian Army Command and Staff College at Fort Frontenac in Kingston.

What I remember fondly about the college.

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Leaders of tomorrow have their say…

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Leaders of tomorrow have their say…

 

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

26779 OCdt (IV) Kyle Tilley – EME – Computer Engineering

26762 NCdt (IV) Jérémie Fraser - MARS – completing a double major with a double honours in Military Strategic and Studies; French Studies.

26692OCdt (IV) Davy Ackerman – Infantry – Economics and Business Administration

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Professional Military Training – 27 Jan

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Briefings for I Years…II Years…III Years & IV Years…

Articles coordinated by: 26719 OCdt (IV) Melvin Day – CWIIO

Assisted by: 1st year – OCdt Ridley 2 Sqn; 2nd year – OCdt Pover 3 Sqn; 3rd year – NCdt Brooks 4 Sqn and 4th year – OCdt Savage 5 Sqn

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The Week That Was…

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  • Division of Continuing Studies celebrate significant milestone

  • Military Skills Team (formerly called Sandhurst team) formally recognized

  • The International Affairs Association Represents RMCC in Montréal

  • Hot Chocolate Warms More Than Just Hands / Le chaud chocolat réchauffe plus que juste des mains

  • Life After Grad

  • OUA sports scores

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RMCC Cadets 2016 West Point Visit…

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Exchange Weekend 2016 @ West Point

Coordinated with the cooperation of 26669 (IV) NCdt Anna Childerhose & 26659 OCdt (IV) Danielle Andela

During the weekend 22 – 24 Jan while the focus of many was on the visit to Kingston by West Point cadets there was a group of RMCC cadets (approx 100) heading South to the United States Military academy.

The plan was a cultural, friendship and educational weekend.

A major snowfall in the area during the majority of the weekend put a damper on some of the scheduled activities. However, as the reader will find out it didn’t cut into the value of the trip.

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Click at the end of the article for more photos from the 2016 visit to West Point

The following testimonies describes the experiences of RMCC cadets from all four years.

In their own words:

I Year perspective: OCdt Johnston, J 27545 5 SQN; and NCdt Murray, H 27742 4 SQN.

II Year perspective: OCdt Cloutier, C 20752 3 SQN; OCdt Fryxell, T 27294 10 SQN; and OCdt Nettie, C 27383 12 SQN.

III Year perspective: OCdt Prutchick, J 27094 1 SQN; and OCdt Kiltz, C 27182 7 SQN.

IV Year perspective: OCdt Cho, J 26712 2 SQN and OCdt Gorman, A 26852 6 SQN

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The Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston 1921 – 1925: Erecting the Memorial Arch

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The Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston 1921 –1925: Erecting the Memorial Arch

Pt 7

Military engineering consisted mostly of building fixed defences of the more sophisticated World War I model and we spent what seemed like endless hours digging trenches and putting up and dismantling barbed wire entanglements on Barriefield Common. In the later years we did some pontoon bridging and demolitions using explosive. Most of this was pretty elementary in comparison with the tasks demanded of Army engineers in the field during World War II.

There was one unusual and interesting diversion towards the end of our recruit year.

The R.M.C. Club had raised the funds to erect the Memorial Arch commemorating ex-cadets who had fallen in war, and there were differences of opinion as to which was the best site for it.

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Morale Building Quotes from Vice Admiral James Stockdale

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Morale Building Quotes from Vice Admiral James Stockdale:

 

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Deaths

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