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Breaking News for RR Paverstones

ROYAL ROADS PAVERSTONE PROJECT

FOLLOWING THE PROJECT UPDATE PUBLISHED IN E-VERITAS A FEW WEEKS AGO, THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN GOOD AND WE ARE NOW WITHIN 6 OF REACHING OUR 2016 GOAL OF 1000 ENGRAVED PAVERS. I AM VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT OF E-VERITAS AND OF ALL ROYAL ROADS EX-CADETS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THE PROJECT.

BUT YOU ARE ALL AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF A POSTAL INTERRUPTION SO I WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO ORDER ELECTRONICALLY USING THE LINK HERE:

Canada Helps

THIS LINK WILL TAKE YOU DIRECTLY TO THE CANADA HELPS ROYAL ROADS UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION PAGE TO DONATE TO THE MILITARY HERITAGE FUND.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS AND JOIN THE PROJECT WITH A GRANITE PAVER IN YOUR NAME.

3334 DAVE WIGHTMAN

PAVERSTONE PROJECT MANAGER

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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, Colin de Grandpré, Victoria Pierrot, Belanna McLean & Carmen Kiltz.

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In This Issue 26:

Notable Ex Cadet: 5576 Leonard Lee – Dead in his 78th Year

Ex-Cadets in the News

Chasse Galerie: Roxanne Rees proven curve ball catcher!

Class Notes

Keeping Tabs…

17324 Sharon Donnelly: Passing on the message

Photos: Golden Oldies

Catching up with the news…

26969 OCdt Alex Upshaw-Dammer – Designated CSL 11 Squadron

Army and Navy meet Air Force: RMC Cadets heading to USAFA

Parlez-vous Français? 2nd language training, Academic OJE’s, & other summer training

The Three C’s of Trust

20th June 1942: A sad day in the history of the college

Book Review by 12570 Mike Kennedy: The Patrol

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES - Nos offres d’emploi

Articles you may have missed:

la Chasse-Galerie = Danny McLeod Athletic Fund

Chasse-Gallerie 2016, 8836 Clark Little: “Chance to finally payback Danny McLeod”

RMC CLASS OF 1970 – ATHLETICS WALL OF DISTINCTION PROJECT

XIX Legacy Dinner – 22 September 2016

6513 John Bart & 7076 John van Haastrecht 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

Is there a proper way to wear the pillbox?

Notable Ex Cadet – No. 805. COL. THE HON COLIN GIBSON, M.C., K.C.

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

4119 C. William W. Darling – Five Year Annual Membership; 5718 Jim Cadieux – Membre pour 5 ans; 5937 Donal Poole – Lifetime Membership; 11027 Kenneth Watkin – Lifetime Membership.

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

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Notable Ex Cadet: 5576 Leonard Lee – Dies in his 78th Year

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Notable Ex Cadet: 5576 Leonard Lee – Dies in his 78th Year

By: WJO

5576 Leonard Gordon Patrick Lee entered Royal Roads in September 1958.

The rural Saskatchewan native, spent two years in Victoria, BC earning the English prize at the end of second year; he also starred on the senior rugger team. An aspiring pilot, he was awarded the Royal Canadian Air Force Association – Award of Merit – in May 1960.

He arrived at Royal Military College of Canada in September, 1960 and quickly joined the senior football team.

Len had a very successful year at RMC in 1960-61. He was the designated Cadet Wing Commander (CWC) for the 1961 – 62 school year.  However, he had a medical problem while going through pilot training in the summer of 1961. He subsequently received an Honourable discharge from the Regular Officer Training Plan that Fall.

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Ex-Cadets in the News

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Toxic-soil cleanup ends as Rock Bay declared safe

First LAV III Monument Unveiled in Oromocto, New Brunswick

A New Commander for the 4th Canadian Division and Joint Task Force (Central)

HMCS Fredericton completes successful deployment on Operation REASSURANCE

CF Army Command, staff college get new commander

Command change at 21 Aerospace Control

Celebrating Canada’s birthday in Colorado Springs

3RCR cadets mark a successful training year

Canadian-led battle group will deploy to Latvia, part of NATO move to deter Russia

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Chasse Galerie: Roxanne Rees proven curve ball catcher!

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Chasse Galerie 2016: Roxanne Rees proven curve ball catcher!

27182 Officer Cadet (IV) Carmen Kiltz interviewed M0288 Roxanne Rees (RMC 1983), one of  thirteen Ex-Cadets and two current officer-cadets who will raise money for the Danny McLeod Athletic Endowment Fund by paddling a voyageur canoe from Ottawa to Kingston this September, 2016. You can make a pledge or donation at www.rmcclubfoundation.ca.

C. What prompted you to take part in this year’s Chasse Galerie?

R. This is the second trip down the Rideau for me (see photos left & right) and I was amazed that I was invited back.  I am left to conclude that comic relief is as important as an ability to paddle.  One of the requirements of all paddlers is to also steer the canoe. When I was steering in 2011 we did a serpentine; which means my fellow paddlers saw both shorelines up close and personal at the widest stretch of the journey. Regret to report my steering abilities have not improved but now our Coxswain knows to put me at the helm at a very narrow part of the journey!

This is a chance for me to do something far outside my comfort zone and contribute to something that matters to me. Sports were a very important part of my Military Career and I want to contribute to ensuring others have the same opportunities that I had. Despite what many believe, all universities rely on their Alumni to provide the extras that make or break the university experience.  For me sports were one of the best things about RMC.

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Class Notes

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Caption: Over 160 golfers took part in the Ottawa Branch sponsored golf tournament this past Friday, 8 July. With the exception of Reunion Weekend a.k.a. Ex Cadet Weekend this golf tournament brings together more Ex Cadets than any other event activity year after year.

The winning team (photo above) (L-R) scoring 13 under par: 7468 Eddy Morin – Class of 68; 6607 Ken Clarkson – Class of 65; 6371; Peter Cooke – Class of 65; and 10601 Dick Mohns – Class of 75

Second place and close behind were a team consisting of: 9673 Don Heath; 9746 Jim Calvin; 9791 Tim Holsworth; and Russell (‘Rusty’) Bassarab.

The college was well represented which included an impressive foursome consisting of: 16855 Sean Friday (Commandant); 14458 Harry Kowal (Principal); 15004 Karl Michaud (Registrar); and RMC Club Executive Director, 13987 Bryan Bailey.

Caption: The Class of ’69 were out in force again this year at the Annual Ottawa Branch Golf Tournament.

(L-R) 7753 Chris Hordal, 7928 Cajo Brando, 8026 Mel Dempster, 8033 Brian Fritsch, 8060 Harry Mohr, 7761 Mike Johnson, 8145 Ken Lait, 8023 Dave Cudmore, 7855 Paul Hession, 8171 Don Partsch, 7783 Pete McMillan, 7982 Lea Vachon, 8031 Tom Epp and, 8039 Vaughn Guy.

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  • The CAF has a new medical officer;
  • AERE Officer now in medical school;
  • Naval Combat Systems Engineer switching to pilot;
  • Class of ’08 grad moving from Rome, NY to Ottawa; and
  • Class of ’62 paying their respects to the family of deceased classmate on Tuesday.

 

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Keeping Tabs…

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Keeping Tabs…

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17324 Sharon Donnelly: Passing on the message

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17324 Sharon Donnelly: Passing on the message

By: 27182 Officer Cadet (IV) Carmen Kiltz

 Sharon’s journey starting at RMC…

In her first year at the college, Sharon attended the annual sports fair which showcases the various clubs and extra-curricular activities that RMC has to offer. She signed up for the fencing team. At the fencing team recruit camp, the athletes were to run a mile and a half as part of their training. Sharon was the first female to cross the finish and was immediately picked up by the cross-country coach.

“I hated running!” Sharon said, “I had never done any [cross-country] training, so it was all very difficult.”

Sharon liked the racing component of the team, since she was used to racing as a former competitive swimmer in her youth. She enjoyed the “competition mode.”

She was also initially recruited for the band, but left to try highland dance. She wanted to spread out and try different activities.

In her fourth year at the college, the former competitive swimmer joined the water polo varsity team. This was in part due to her interest in trying new things, and her background from being in the water.

Lessons learned…

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Photos: Golden Oldies

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Photos: Golden Oldies

Over the next few Summer Issues we will be digging around the archives to post some photos from the past: sports; military training; faculty; debaters; band; Marker staff; and much more.

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Catching up with the news…

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Caption: 1969 ‘buds’ meet-up for annual golf get together: 8061 Bob Morton, 7761 Mike Johnson, 8033 Brian Fritsch, 8088 Stu Aebig, 8198 Rick Wright, 8025 Dennis Dart, 7855 Paul Hession, 8092 Ken Benoit, 8117 Doug Ferris, 8019 John Carlson, 8074 Doug Smith, 8069 Jack Reid, 8060 Harry Mohr, 8056 John McCormick, 8039 Vaughn Guy and, 8034 Michael Gainer.

15th Annual RMC Class of ’69 Invitational Golf – The Cove at Mary Lake, Huntsville, Ontario

By: M.M.J.

Once again this year the RMC flag flew proudly over the Cove at Mary Lake from 20-24 June as 16 members of the Class of ’69 gathered for a week of golf, comradeship and culinary delights. The week was again hosted by 8061 Bob Morton and ably directed by our golf commissionaire 8056 John “The Pole” McCormick (AKA “The Commish”). A fabulous week was experienced by all…..and once again a heartfelt thanks goes out to Mark & Debbie Pacinda for the use of their outstanding lake property.

In addition to the great week of golf and comradeship we had the good fortune to have a private tour and tasting event at the Muskoka Brewery in Bracebridge. We were welcomed, hosted and toured by 17367 Gary McMullen (RMC ’90) Co-founder and President of the Muskoka Brewery. Gary made it clear that any ex-cadets who are in the area are always welcome to drop in.

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  • HMCS Kingston returns ‘home’

  • Career transitions don’t happen overnight

  • University websites: The so-so, the bad, and the egregious

  • Doctoral students must be prepared to not become professors, writes career coach

  • “What will happen if professors scale back their unpaid work?”

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26969 OCdt Alex Upshaw-Dammer – Designated CSL 11 Squadron

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26969 OCdt  Alex Upshaw-Dammer – Designated CSL 11 Squadron – Pilot – Aero Eng

1. What was your inspiration / motivation to attend RMCC?

My motivation behind attending RMCC was the prospect of being given the chance to become a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force, and achieve an engineering degree all in the same package.

While I did not know much about the specifics of RMCC before initially deciding to apply, it seemed like the best way to achieve my goal of flying.

2. What is your most favourable memory of your time at RMCC?

 

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Army and Navy meet Air Force: RMC Cadets heading to USAFA

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Army and Navy meet Air Force: RMC Cadets heading to USAFA

Article and photo of the two cadets by: 27182 Officer Cadet (IV) Carmen Kiltz

In less than a month Officer Cadets Gavin Omand (photo right) and Kenneth Sloggett (photo left)are headed to USAFA (United States Air Force Academy) for an exchange semester full of learning, adventures, and opportunity. Officer Cadet Omand is entering his third year at the college in Business Administration, and hopes to become a Maritime Surface and Sub-Surface (MARS) officer. At the college he is involved in the Sandhurst Team and the Expedition Club. OCdt. Sloggett, also entering his third year at the college, studies Military and Strategic Studies (MSS) and is training for a career in the infantry. Both cadets are involved in activities around the college; OCdt Omand is a member of the RMCC Sandhurst Team, which won first place at this year’s competition at West Point, and is vice president of the RMC Expedition Club. OCdt Sloggett plays for the RMC Rugby team.

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Parlez-vous Français? 2nd language training, Academic OJE’s, & other summer training

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Parlez-vous Français? 2nd language training, Academic OJE’s, & other summer training

By: 27182 Officer Cadet (IV) Carmen Kiltz

It’s early July, the sun is high in the sky, the air conditioners are running full throttle, and up until the recent influx of Sea Cadet Instructors, RMC has been a calm ebb and flow of Officer Cadets focused on their summer training here in Kingston.

We are well into the summer semester here at RMC, and while most Officer Cadets have been swept away to locations across the country to complete summer training, work with cadets, or operate in government facilities, there are still a number of students whose entire focus is to parlez-Français day in and day out until they receive their language profile.

Generally, Second Language Training (SLT) occurs in an Officer Cadet’s second year at the college. After four whole semesters of attending daily classes throughout the year, they have, at this point, generally achieved a baseline standard of the French language. SLT strives to bump them up to a level of “functional bilingualism.”

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The Three C’s of Trust

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Photo by: Mike Shewfelt

The Three C’s of Trust…

by Philip Gift

There are many reasons that a person joins an organization. No matter the reason, that person should strive to make a positive difference to the organization and its members. This impact…the cohesion that comes from positively influencing others…is the foundation of trust. And gaining it can be boiled down to three fundamentals:  Competence, Caring, and Communication.

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20th June 1942: A sad day in the history of the college

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Ed Note: Most of our e-Veritas readers are well aware that RMC first opened in 1876. Some are even aware that it was closed in 1942, (for officer cadet training / education purposes) about three years into World War Two. Very few (we believe) have given much thought to the ‘closing’ process.

The following article transcribed from the 1947 Review gives a detailed account on the events of that June day back in 1942.

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Looking back at our history…

20th June 1942: Then came the most sorrowful and crowded day in the history of the College

The year 1942 was perhaps the saddest in the history of the College. The year started off much as usual; in March Lieut-General A. G. L. McNaughton, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., lunched at the College and inspected the Cadet Battalion, and in April No. 916 the late Lieut-General K. Stuart, C.B., D.S.O., M.C., C.G.S., visited the College. His portrait and foreword appeared in the June number of the Review. The International Hockey Match with the West Point was renewed after a lapse of three years, and the U.S.M.A. won by a score of three to one. Boxing, Track and Field Sports, Squash Racquets, etc., were still carried on, but a good many changes were being effected gradually in the College life and buildings.

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Book Review by 12570 Mike Kennedy: The Patrol

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The Patrol

By Ryan Flavelle – Published by Harper Collins

Review by 12570 Mike Kennedy

When I was a cadet attending BOTC 40 years ago, I remember a comment made one day by our platoon Warrant Officer that illustrated the disdain with which reservists were viewed by their colleagues in the Regular Force. “Just a bunch of Saturday morning soldiers” said the Warrant, a member of the PPCLI, rather dismissively. This from a peacetime career soldier who probably had never fired his own weapon anywhere else other than on a range, and who almost certainly had no conception of what it felt like to come under enemy fire.

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