In This Issue 18

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Photo of the Week (Article & more photos below)
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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:

3572 Frank Norman; 4296 Pierre Bedard; 4846 Geoffrey Richardson; 5003 Robert A McLean;  5438 J Dennis Reilley; 6061 Miville Roy; 6660 Michel W McQuinn; 7072 F Roy Thomas; 7988 Gordon B Hamilton; 8131 Thomas W Henry;

8317 John A Lutes;  8972 Roger Sashaw; 10162 Brian Palmer; 22430 Jon WJ Lee – Lifetime Membership; 10242 Alvin F Hamel; 10925 John D Clark; 12010 Richard Allie – 5 Year Membership; 12694 Nelson May – Lifetime Membership; 13224 James R Henry 

Club Membership Info Join, Update or Renew ‘Now’

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You’re not alone – Mental Health resources for CAF members and families

In This Issue 18:

http://www.app.forces.gc.ca/ndoh-jndc/national-day-of-honour.html

National Day of Honour (Prime Minister’s web site)

Claude Scilley in Conversation with 8074 Doug Smith

Class of ’14 Physics Students – Recipients of Dr. David Baird Book –

Thanks to Generous Donation of ’84 Grad – 14418 Marnie Dunsmore

Ex Cadets & More in the News

2014 Sandhurst Competition – Trials and Triumphs @ USMA

RMCC Cadets Learning Negotiation Skills @ West Point

Training for the “M”

Cadets Giving Back

Copper Sunday & Battle of Atlantic

College Finds Time for a Little R&R Down the Homestretch

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

Final Chapter – The Reality of Battle –

The Italian Campaign – Courts Martial – 2761 Colonel Syd Frost

Golf – Ottawa Branch Annual Tournament – 11 July @ Greensmere Golf Course

Club des Collèges Militaires Canadiens Chapitre d’Ottawa Tournoi de Golf Annuel le vendredi, 11 juillet, 2014 – Au club de golf Greensmere

17th Annual Legacy Dinner & RMC Foundation – Class of ’66 Currently #1

Careers / Carrières

 

ENCORE:

Look, look, UPDATED 10 April – Lundy’s Lane July 25 Celebration

RMC Club (Hamilton Branch) CELEBRATES THE ANNIVERSARY OF

THE BATTLE OF LUNDY’s LANE JULY 25

PWOR Committed to Restoring Kingston’s Cross of Sacrifice

Gunners Out to Honour Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae & His Flanders Fields Legacy

Memorial Project: 70th anniversary of the founding of the RCAF’s first three squadrons dedicated to air transport operations

Juno Beach Centre Association Notice: In honour of the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings, the Juno Beach Centre Association is paying tribute to the Canadians who lost their lives on June 6, 1944.

Business Section

QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

 

Morale building quotes from George Washington (1732 – 1799):

“Discipline is the soul of an Army. It makes small numbers formidable, procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.”

“True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must understand and withgo the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.”

“Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.”

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Claude Scilley in Conversation with 8074 Doug Smith

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About the author

Claude Scilley is a journalist who spent most of his career in the sports department of the Kingston Whig-Standard, where he began covering high school and intercollegiate sports – including reporting on athletics at RMC since 1972.

A leading authority on all levels of sport in the Kingston area over the last four decades, Claude has been recognized for his work by the Ice Skating Association of Ontario, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, Ontario University Athletics and Queen’s University. In 2008 he received the K.J. Strachan Award for editorial writing from the Ontario Newspaper Association.

http://cscilley.wordpress.com

They Still Call Him Coach in Santa Rosa Junior College

By CLAUDE SCILLEY

People get into coaching for a variety of reasons. For 8074 Doug Smith, it happened quite by chance.

“I was traded at a garden party,” said Smith, a 1969 graduate of Royal Military College, who had been an outstanding running back on the Redmen football team. At the time Smith had been out of the college for about four years and he was on his second posting, which happened to bring him back to town at CFB Kingston.

At this particular function, Smith was chatting with Col. Gardham, who was director of cadets at the time. “He needed a football coach,” Smith recalled from his home in northern California. Before he knew it, he had been re-assigned.

“A year after I was back I was a squadron commander at RMC and the football coach.”

It was the start of a distinguished coaching career, one that parallelled a remarkable business career, both of which Smith continues to pursue.

“Theoretically I’m retired as of about a month ago,” he said. “I’m just kind of trickling along. I’ll be looking for something more critical to do but right now I’m just kind of enjoying things.”

One of those things is serving as an assistant coach at Santa Rosa Junior College. “It’s fun,” Smith said. “It keeps you thinking and keeps you young and that’s kind of why I do it.”

Smith studied electrical engineering at RMC, and admits that he was not quite the force in the classroom he was on the football field — or the hockey rink, or the boxing ring. “I didn’t have time for academics,” he said, chuckling. “Why would I worry about those?”

Football, yes. Junior varsity hockey, sure. Boxing ring? “Varsity light heavyweight,” Smith said. “Six weeks’ training.

“I lost both fights, by the way.”

Smith is the son of American parents from Worcester, Mass. His father, whose family was originally from Nova Scotia, came back to Canada to enlist when the Second World War broke out. He flew Typhoons, single-engine fighter-bombers, over the Normandy invasion and later was shot down over Europe.

After the war, the elder Smith was commanding a fighter squadron in Germany when he died in a mid-air collision at the age of 37. “I was left fatherless at 13,” Doug said. “It was a tough thing.”

His father had been impressed by RMC, though, and before he died he’d started chatting it up with his son who, by the time university loomed, was living in Ottawa. “I was a pretty good football player and had RMC on the mind.” He went to an officers candidate event at Centralia, an RCAF Station near London, where he met Danny McLeod, the college’s athletics director.

“He got me kind of fired up,” Smith said.

After graduating, Smith went into the radar system for three or four years, serving in Labrador and the Algonquin Park area. He then was posted to the electronics school in Kingston, from where he was “traded” to coach and command a squadron of cadets at RMC.

After his baptism of fire with the Redmen — “I really didn’t know what I was doing,” he says in retrospect — Smith left the Forces shortly thereafter to pursue his MBA at Queen’s, where he won the gold medal in 1979.

“That was pretty good for a guy who set academic records at RMC,” Smith teased, “for writing 12 supplemental exams.”

Before long, Smith did, indeed, get the hang of coaching. While he was at Queen’s, Smith was reunited with his old coach at RMC, Doug Hargreaves, who was by then coaching the Golden Gaels. Smith was on the staff when the Gaels won the Vanier Cup in 1978, and he was the defensive line coach at University of Toronto when the Varsity Blues won the national championship in 1993.

Smith won the Gino Fracas Award in 1992, for outstanding career service by a volunteer assistant coach in Canadian intercollegiate football.

Industrially, Smith has done a lot of things since he got out of the service. After Queen’s, he worked at Alcan, where he served as plant manager in Kingston and a marketing manager and general manager in Toronto. After several years, he left to work for Gravure International, and while touring a facility of one if its suppliers, he was convinced to buy it. “I ended up in the small business world,” Smith said. “I sold it four or five years later to International Paper.”

Smith found his next opportunity in Healdsburg, Calif. “If it had been Omaha I probably wouldn’t have gone, but it was the north coast of California and it’s a beautiful area. The climate’s fantastic and the grapes grow.”

He joined the company as it was developing the electro-optical targeting package for the Predator unmanned aerial vehicle — commonly known as a drone. “Took that from a bench model to three years later an Air Force squadron,” Smith said. “It was all hush, hush, super-secret stuff, but it was quite a thing.”

What followed is what Smith now refers to as his first retirement. He taught at Sonoma State University, and also an electrical course at the junior college. “I kicked around for a couple of years but I was bored to tears, so I went back into the workforce.”

He worked as an engineer for Zenia, a company whose products include no-fan air cleaners, then moved to a company called Horton Automation, which makes signal components for trains.

“A buddy of mine in Vancouver had a firm there and I’d been on his board of directors eight or 10 years,” Smith said. “I remember when he asked me if it was a good buy and I said, ‘Yeah, it’s good,’ but he was going to put it down because it hadn’t made any money for several years.

“I said, ‘No, don’t do that, I’ll run it myself.’ We got it turned around and on its own feet and we sold it to a Portuguese outfit.”

A resident of Santa Rosa for 16 years — “as long as I’ve ever lived in one place” — Smith is asked if he enjoyed his time at RMC.

“I don’t know about that,” he said, after a short pause. “I wouldn’t say I enjoyed it until I got back there as a squadron commander, and then I really enjoyed it.

“I think when you’re there, you don’t really see the thing for its benefits. You don’t have the maturity to understand what’s happening. After I was there as a squadron commander and I looked at all the same stuff I went through, I could see it; I could see the principles and the reasoning for things. I think I warmed up to it a little bit. I wasn’t warm to it when I was there.

“I might be the first one to say it’s a good place to be from. It isn’t necessarily where you want to be at the time.”

Among the more cherished memories are those of the people who helped him along the way.

“I got in a lot of trouble, but you know what? There were a lot of good people who really were behind me,” Smith said. “Doug (Hargreaves), of course. He was marvellous, and he always had good coaches with him. The ‘Maje,’ Danny McLeod was just something else. There were some professors that I liked, especially in Elec-eng.

“I got along well with the military wing guys. They certainly backed me up when I got in a little hot water. When I was at Centralia for summer training the first year, there were a couple of sten guns went missing. They were demo models, they weren’t real ones, but I came back to the college under lock and key for the second six months of my appearance there. I’m sure Commodore Hayes, or Air Commodore Birchall must have backed me up. They protected me and I really appreciated that. They did a lot for me.

“There were people there who covered me for my escapades. They did it for other guys, too. I know they did.”

Next Issue, Claude will be catching up with ???

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Class of ’14 Physics Students – Recipients of Dr. David Baird Book – Thanks to Generous Donation of ’84 Grad – 14418 Marnie Dunsmore

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Caption: Pictured are Dr David Baird (centre left) and Bryan Bailey, RMC Club, Executive Director following the presentation of the Physics at RMC – The first 125 years to graduating physics students.

Class of 2014 & the Dr Baird RMC Physics History Book

Thanks to the tremendous donation by Ex Cadet 14418 Marnie Dunsmore – Class of 1984, all members of the 2014 Physics graduating class received an autographed copy of the book – Physics at RMC – The first 125 years – 1876 to 2001.

The donation was administered through the RMC Foundation.

Not only did these students receive the autograph copy, they received it from the author himself, Dr David C Baird. Dr Baird spent well over ten years editing and finalizing the 179 page hard cover collectors item.

The RMC Club still has a limited number of these books in stock and the first preference is to give former RMCC physics students the first opportunity to purchase a copy. The price is $42 per copy (including tax).

Below is a list that we have of former physics students who we do not have a current e-mail contact. If you recognize a names(s) – please pass on the info to them and / or us and we will contact them individually.

Only a limited number of books remain. For all those interested in purchasing - check book order  process here.

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EX Cadets & More in the News

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Former e-Veritas “staffer” promoted to Captain

Just three years ago, OCdt Dan Fleming (centre) was working with us in e-Veritas prior to moving on to his military career as a young officer.

Dan did some great work for us piecing together articles and being our backup photographer. All along, we were confident in the knowledge that he had the potential to do well as an officer in the Canadian Forces.

His first posting was to CFB Petawawa – 2 Service Battalion. He has done a lot over the past couple of years; quickly adopting to military life as a platoon commander in a couple of big exercises and leading troops on a day-to-day basis. Every once, in awhile, we would hear about many of the positive things he was doing on a regular basis. Which was good news but not surprising.

Dan was recently promoted to Captain and will be taking on the role of EA for the incoming 4 CDSG Commander, Colonel J.R.M. Gagne, and will be starting this new venture in July. In the meantime, he is off to Wainwright as a participant in Ex Maple Resolve.

We wish Captain Fleming continued success as he moves forward in his promising career.

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Prolific Paladin

“I told my dad I was thinking of leaving and that I had other options,” he recounted the father-son chat. “He asked me, ‘Do you like it, do you like that life?’ I told him I did, and I truly did, and he said, ‘Go back to university.’

16009 Steve Molaski   Article

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RCAF improves testing for “the right stuff”

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M0472 Major(ret) Barbara Maisonneuve – former (UTPNCM) recently sent this self-explanatory letter to the editors at Macleans magazine; we feel it is important and with her approval have recopied here.

Dear Editor,

This week like thousands of other Canadians, I read the articles in Maclean’s and L’actualité magazines about the sexual abuse, harassment and assaults that allegedly take place everyday within our military units. And like most readers I was shocked and saddened by what I read. I would never imply that the statistics presented are not true – I am certain that incidents such as those reported do take place within our military world because they happen everywhere else – in every city and town and institution and organization, everywhere in Canada. They are a sad fact of life.

As the CF embarks on this investigation and review of events, I feel nothing but sympathy for the victims whose lives have been forever changed because of this. As I read their stories it broke my heart, and astounded me at the same time, that they felt they had no one to turn to. The Canadian Forces is the most regulated organization in the country. Whatever has happened to you, there is a regulation that will tell you what to do next. We have the chain of command and the Military Police, it’s true, but there are so many other avenues open to serving members. There is the unofficial chain of command; you can go to your Regimental Sergeant Major or to the Senior Non-Commissioned Officers, there are your co-workers – both military and civilian. Unofficially, we have padres, coaches and medical staff. Failing that you could always rely on a favourite instructor you had on a course, or even your Recruit School roommate. We always say that the military is a small world, and from the day you join, you become part of this huge family. It is truly beyond comprehension that these victims felt they had no one to turn to for help. I am confident that the Military Police and CF leadership will do whatever is necessary to investigate these incidents, punish those guilty and restore faith in our culture and our uniform.

But, today I feel compelled to speak out for the other tens of thousands of men in the Canadian Forces whose behaviour has always been a credit to the uniform they wear. I want to be clear when I say that the soldiers and sailors and airmen, officers and other ranks, that make up the vast majority of our Canadian Armed Forces are truly gentlemen. They are professional, honest and hardworking; they degrade no one and treat all of their colleagues, subordinates and superiors – of either sex – with respect. I think it is important that this point is made today.

I also want to lend credibility to my comments by saying that I served alongside these men in the CF for almost 22 years; I joined the Canadian Forces at 18 years of age in 1981. I joined the military police trade, which had begun to accept women only a few years before. Back then we were just learning how to deal with women in uniform; the ceiling was lifted on our numbers, trades that had long been male-only were opening to women, the Combat Related Employment of Women (CREW) trials were still 6 years away, and locker rooms were very much male dominated. And yet, I never felt threatened, demeaned or harassed by any of the men I worked with because I was a woman. I spent 5 years in that environment and then the next four within the Military College system. True, there had been some push back from senior serving and retired military officers when women were admitted into the hallowed halls of the military colleges, but I never felt it. On the contrary, the idea of “an Officer and a Gentleman” was alive and well at Royal Roads Military College and at the Royal Military College in Kingston. Truth, duty and valour are more than just words to the Officer Cadets who served and are serving there. After graduation I served 12 more years as a Logistics Officer in the RCAF. During those years I literally travelled the world, often alone, visiting our 18 or so small missions and 20 plus Military Police Security Service units and military attaché posts in some of the most inhospitable and dangerous countries in the world. At every stop, I was welcomed and treated with respect, courtesy and kindness by our troops. On some of the more harrowing journeys I can honestly say that nothing gave me more happiness and relief than seeing that soldier with the Canadian flag on his shoulder waiting by the jeep to pick me up.

So I just want to say thank you to the hundreds – thousands – of Canadian servicemen, senior and junior to me, whose paths I crossed during my career and beyond. I want to say that whether I met you in the performance of my duties, in training, in line at the dining hall; or perhaps sitting beside you on the long haul flight to Inuvik, having a beer at the Jr Ranks Mess, or playing a game of crud in the Officers’ mess – you always behaved impeccably, and it was truly an honour to have served with you.

Major (ret) Barbara Maisonneuve

Montréal, QC

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2014 Sandhurst Competition – Trials and Triumphs at USMA

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2014 Sandhurst Competition – Trials and Triumphs at USMA

By 26685 NCdt (II) Graham Mater

Over the past three months, the RMC Sandhurst Team has dedicated hundreds of hours in order to prepare for the Sandhurst Competition, an international military skills challenge that is held annually at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. The aim of our training is to provide us with the skills necessary to perform under pressure and adapt in challenging environments. The nature of this competition demands that we prepare for the unknown. Although the competition assesses the mastery of certain military skills, the organizers continuously include unknown elements in order to test the leadership and cohesion of each team. This year’s competition would prove as the the ultimate test for the 2014 RMC Sandhurst Team.

On april 6th, the RMC Sandhurst Team travelled to the United States Military Academy in order to spend several days preparing for the competition, which took place on the 11th and 12th of April. After liaising with our host company, I-4, the team spent some time getting to know the USMA campus. During a welcome brief presented by West Point’s Department of Military Instruction, the priorities of the competition were made very clear to us. Leader development was the primary goal, followed by the showcasing of military skills and excellence, the building of relationships, and lastly, winning. These tenets resonated throughout our time at West Point. We had the opportunity to interact with cadets and staff from Britain, Australia, Chile, Mexico, Germany, China, Nigeria, and all of the American service academies. In all, 58 teams competed in the competition, and the professionalism and competitive spirit of each team was apparent in this auspicious environment.

The days leading up to the competition gave us the opportunity to familiarize ourselves with the American equipment that we would be using, and also to train on the world-class facilities available at the USMA campus. We zeroed our rifles, spent time on the pistol range, and perfected our drills and procedures. Everything was coming together, but then two days before the competition, during training on the obstacle course, 26339 OCdt (III) Lizée landed awkwardly after jumping off an obstacle and sprained his ankle. When he landed, we all heard an audible “pop”, and after assessment from a medical team it was clear that he would not be able to run the competition. OCdt Lizée was our team captain, and with him out of the running, the second-in-command, 26099 OCdt (III) Otis would step up to lead the team, and we would have to sub-in one of our spares to round out the squad. Clearly, losing our team captain to injury was a major setback, but not one that we were unprepared for. During our training, we routinely mixed up the roles of each team member in order to become more adaptable. We had confidence in our training and our leadership, and knew we still had the potential to win the competition.

We awoke early on the day of the competition, and after breakfast and a final inspection of our kit, we were ready on the starting line. Before we stepped off, the team was greeted by friends, family, teammates, and staff, including our Commandant, BGen Meinzinger, the Director of Cadets, LCol Lemyre, the College Chief Warrant Officer, CPO1 Davidson, and our Sergeant-Major, MWO Rideout. Knowing that our chain of command and our friends and families were there to support us made it so much more meaningful and pushed us even harder to perform at our best. In the ensuing 32 hours of competition, Team Canada moved through 13 different stands and covered over a marathon’s distance on foot, in full kit with rucksacks, and represented Canada through hardship and adversity. Upon stepping off, one member of our team had already made history. 25928 OCdt (IV) Jarvis became the only cadet in the history of the RMC Sandhurst Team to run the competition in all four of his years at RMC. Various factors, including the demands of college life, injuries, and the rigours of training, have prevented other cadets from accomplishing this feat, but OCdt Jarvis’ steadfast determination and devotion to the team have been integral throughout his time at RMC, and we are very proud of his accomplishment.

On several of the stands, the Canadians were the team to beat. Team Canada employed the shooting skills they had developed at the CFB Kingston range and through training with the Canadian Special Operations Regiment at CFB Petawawa, and posted the overall best score on the rifle range. On the rope bridge, the 9 members of Team Canada forded the gap in three minutes and fifty seven seconds, which was three seconds faster than the organizer’s predicted best-possible time. On the land navigation portion of the competition, members of the RMC Sandhurst Team raced through the mountainous terrain of the West Point training area and achieved the third-highest score of the day. On the second day of the competition, after a night spent outside in the field, Team Canada kept setting benchmarks. On the 10-foot Ranger Wall and the weapons assembly under CBRN conditions, our team set the fastest time, receiving perfect scores on both stands. Team Canada also attained the “Gold” standard on our overall course time, the bivouac stand, which consisted of a timed “bug-out”, and the indoor pistol range.

By the end of the competition, all of the teams were tired, wet, dirty, and glad to be across the finish line. Once all of the points had been calculated, Team Canada sat in the rankings as the 3rd international team and the 5th team overall, sitting behind United states Corps of Cadets H-3, the People’s Liberation Army University of Science and Technology, Texas A&M, and the victors, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Blue. Despite our successes, various mistakes throughout the competition compounded to cost us the crucial points that it would have taken to win. Our team trains to win, but despite losing our team captain two days before the competition, we still managed to post a world-class result and are proud of our accomplishments. We know that our training is working and we have confidence in our skills, and representing RMC and Canada at this international competition has made us even more grateful for the support we have received from the College, the RMC Foundation, and from our peers.

Being involved in the 2014 Sandhurst Competition was a great experience. It allowed us to test our skills, push ourselves, connect and build relationships with leaders from other militaries, and represent Canada and RMC abroad. The RMC Sandhurst Team is committed to excellence, and with the support from the College and the RMC Foundation, we will take the lessons we have learned during the 2014 Sandhurst Competition and apply them in our training to continue the legacy of excellence that our team has demonstrated over the last 17 years.

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RMCC Cadets Learning Negotiation Skills @ West Point

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By S26274 – OCdt Michael Wolscht, 12 SQN

Since 2010 the West Point Negotiation Project (WPNP) has held an annual military negotiation workshop for cadets and officers to help develop necessary skills and methods for negotiating effectively both in and out of military operations. The workshop brings together a number of participants including West Point cadets, U.S. Army officers, and FBI agents. In addition, visiting cadets come from the U.S. Naval Academy, Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC), and ROTC programs at Yale, Princeton, MIT, Cornell, St. Bonaventure, and Texas A&M. The workshop provides cadets with an opportunity to learn the importance of leader competency, the framework for systematic analysis in negotiation situations, and a chance to practice negotiating in a series of role-playing exercises. I had the opportunity to attend to this unique two-day workshop with OCdt Danielle Desgagné (3 SQN) and Capt Jean-Marc Dionne (Military Psychology and Leadership Department) who was also a participant and the accompanying officer.

From my experience, this workshop has taught me how to effectively identify and handle conflicts from a negotiation standpoint. I had the chance to hear multiple quest speakers and experts in negotiation discuss its importance and relevance in both civilian and military life. Hearing real life stories from the Green Berets, U.S. Army Generals, and FBI agents, who helped negotiate to get Captain Phillips back from Somali pirates, has given me the rare opportunity to understand just how important and necessary negotiating can be to our careers in the military.

The second portion of the workshop provided us with a chance to put these newly taught skills into practical negotiation scenarios. The room was divided into groups who would choose a “champion”, the individual who would negotiate on the groups’ behalf, to compete against the other groups. I was lucky to have been chosen by my American peers to represent out team. Winning the first round of negotiations, our team moved onto the finals where I was required to negotiate against the leading professor of leadership and negotiation studies at West Point. After a long and difficult discussion my team and I had one the competition. This was an amazing opportunity to put the skills we had been learning into practice.

We would highly recommend this negotiation workshop to any  cadet interested in gaining some educational and practical experience in how to resolve everyday conflicts that are present in both civilian environments and military operations. The skills that are taught at the WPNP are those that will be applicable to cadets once they graduate RMCC, become commissioned officers, and stay with members through their entire career in the Canadian Armed Forces. We cannot emphasise enough how beneficial this workshop was for me and I know the skills I developed will stay with me throughout my career.

 

The WPNP has honestly been one of the most beneficial workshops I have had the opportunity to be apart of. We would like to take this opportunity to graciously thank the RMC foundation for funding the trip and giving the cadets an opportunity to further their training in the field of negotiation.

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Training for the “M”

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After Exams there’s Graduation, but before Graduation, there’s Elemental Phase Training:

Compiled by: 26659 OCdt (II) Danielle Andela – E-Veritas Correspondent | Correspondant d’E-Veritas

EPT or Elemental Phase Training is a key part of the year for a Cadet at the Royal Military College of Canada. EPT is a period, usually over one or two weeks where Officer and Naval Cadets have the opportunity to prepare for their next phase of summer training.

Most first years prepare for their Basic Military Officer Qualification Course with a sprinkling of second and third years. Cadets in the army, navy and air force also prepare for their respective courses whether they are on the job training (OJT), preparing for another phase of military training (phases II and III) or second language training (SOLET).

The following are accounts from several different members of the college in a variety of EPT environments.

 BMOQ EPT:

The class of 2017 and several cadets from other years participated in EPT training that consisted of classroom training in the subjects of map and compass, radio procedures, and packing and wearing a rucksack. For the first years this is our first introduction to the art of field craft. The classroom lectures were well taught, but what really made the training valuable was on Thursday we marched with rucksacks up to the Canadian Forces Base Kingston training area to put all the skills to a practical use in a navigation exercise where we were required to use the map and compass and radios. Not having any staff with us for this exercise made the training all the more valuable, as we had to learn on the fly how everything worked or we would not succeed in the task bestowed on us. Many of the platoons learned the hard way that it is important to plan your route on a map before just going straight through the woods when they ended up getting themselves soaked walking through a swamp instead of taking the roads around to get to their objective. Having lots of staff around from Gagetown and CFLRS was very enlightening as they were able to give us tips on what they have done on their many ruck marches that made their lives easier so we did not have to learn the hard way as they did -

OCdt 27200 (I) Wayne Beresford

More BMOQ photos by Curtis Maynard here

Air Force EPT:

La semaine de préparation en prévision des entrainements d’été qui arrivent à grands pas est une façon constructive pour préparer les élèves-officiers. Pour les élèves-officiers de l’armée de l’air le début de la semaine a débuté avec un tour en hélicoptère dans le CH-146 Griffon. Par la suite, nous avons eu des présentations sur des sujets reliés touchant l’armée de l’air et permettre aux élèves-officiers d’avoir une vue d’ensemble des sujets touchant l’armée de l’air. Finalement, une journée organisée à l’extérieur du collège était organisée. Pour ma part, nous sommes allés à Trenton. Nous avons pu y visiter quelques appareils, parler avec différents membres de la base, discuter avec des membres de nos métiers spécifiques pour savoir qu’est-ce qui nous attend, visiter les infrastructures de simulateurs et finalement voir rapidement à quoi pouvait ressembler un exercice d’entrainement en temps réel sur le terrain. -

Élof 26423 (II) Pierre-Karl Marchildon

More Air Force EPT photos by Curtis Maynard here

Army EPT:

Army EPT was an excellent training opportunities for the cadets of the Royal Military College of Canada. Paired with sergeants and master corporals from the Infantry School in Gagetown, sections went through the most difficult training possible with their sections. Covering recce (reconnaissance), navigation, and section attacks, the sections of officer cadets were sufficiently prepared for Basic Military Officer Qualifications-Land. Recce was covered during an 8 hour exercise at Frontenac Park, where staff taught how to conduct and send a recce. Navigation was conducted in the Kingston training area, where officer cadets could search across rain and swamp for their target locations. Section attacks were again conducted in the Kingston training area, where staff taught the officer cadets how to properly conduct and lead a section attack. Staff from Gagetown worked hard to answer questions in order to solve a huge failure percent during BMOQ-L. As a result of  this training, it is expected that there will be many  successes during BMOQ-L.

OCdt 26333 (III) Ryan McCall

More Army EPT photos by Curtis Maynard here

Navy EPT:

 

Cette semaine, durant l’entraînement relatif à notre environnement nous avons été familiarisés avec plusieurs éléments propres à la marine. Par exemple, la première journée, nous avons appris les fameux noeuds si traditionnels, puis nous avons par la suite eu la chance de conduire les zodiacs. Ce sont des petits bateaux à moteur servant à secourir les hommes à la mer, ou autres tâches ayant besoin d’être effectués par des bateaux facilement manoeuvrables. La deuxième journée, nous avons écouté un film historique sur les guerres navales britanniques lors de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale Sink the Bismarck, et durant l’après-midi, nous avons visité le musée de la marine de Kingston. Ce fut une journée bien historique! La troisième journée, mercredi, nous avons pu expérimenter la survie en mer dans la piscine, et le jeudi, nous avons eu une agréable journée de sport suivie d’un BBQ au Cataraqui. Le vendredi, nous avons écouté deux présentations sur la navigation de nuit ainsi que sur les drapeaux, soit deux sujets forts pertinents pour les marins de tous niveaux! C’était une semaine très bien planifiée en général, et je tiens à remercier tous les organisateurs! Vive la marine! –

Aspm 26192 (IV) Marion Agier

More Navy EPT photos by Curtis Maynard here

Dress rehearsal for copper sunday photos

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Cadets Giving Back

Posted by rmcclub on May 4th, 2014

Caption: Tree Dedication (taken by 26487 NCdt A. Schick): Members of the third year class from 1, 2, 7, and 12 squadron at the tree dedication after the cleanup in Lake Ontario Park. (Photo by 26487 NCdt A. Schick)

Third year class project –

By 26487 NCdt Alicia Schick

On Saturday May 3rd the third years held their annual Third Year Class project. Under the organization of 26298 OCdt Adam Syrnyk, the third year cadets cleaned parks throughout the city.

Despite coming from all across the country, the cadets of RMC are part of the Kingston Community for at least three quarters of the year. This project was an opportunity for the third years to give back a little bit to the community that we have become a part of.We spent the morning picking up garbage, clearing branches, and raking leaves in City Park, Victoria Park, Churchill Park, Katings and Megaffin Sports-fields, and Lake Ontario Park.Under the good leadership provided by each of the squadron representatives and Park OPIs, the day went smoothly and a lot of work was accomplished.

In appreciation for our efforts, the city has dedicated a Kentucky Coffee tree to the RMCC class of 2015. The tree has been planted in Lake Ontario Park, near the picnic shelter. Overall, the day was a success and the third year class spent an enjoyable and productive morning working in the city parks.

 

Cleanup1: 26258 OCdt D. Gee;  Cleanup2: 26239 OCdt A. Thomas;  Cleanup3: (from left to right) 26495 OCdt G. Yates, 26098 OCdt S. Diamond, 26099 Ocdt J. Otis.

(Three photos by 26346 OCdt D. Ryan)  Click on all photos for better viewing

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The Second Years are Working for the Cause: Supporting the Kingston Food Banks

By: 26659 OCdt (II) Danielle Andela – E-Veritas Correspondent | Correspondant d’E-Veritas

The annual class project for the Royal Military College of Canada Class of 2016 took place this past May 3rd and was a substantial success in raising over $900 for the Kingston food banks. In the words of the cadet in charge of the project, Naval Cadet (26596) Sophie Cormier: “the intent of the class project is to promote a good relationship between the citizens and RMC so we’re raising money for the food bank. We’re packing peoples groceries and putting it in their carts and bringing it out to their car so we’re helping out the Metro on Barrie Street. The most important thing is to get the cadet wing involved with community and help out.” The project will continue with a food drive on the 14th of May in which all the members of the class will also be participating.

One of the participants who was bagging groceries, Naval Cadet (26730) Matthew Mooney, had a few words to say about why he believes it is important to be involved in the Kingston community: “it is important for the RMC Cadets to be seen as productive members of the community as being isolated on the peninsula does not provide Kingston the proper opportunity to interact with the cadets of RMC. Through the programs that we can run for the people of Kingston, we can better identify ourselves as a part of the population of Kingston and as a part of our country as a whole.”

Metro Manager Yolanda McMillian was also happy to say a few words about why she thinks it’s important to support the cadets of RMCC and have them involved in the community: “as a company we always support the food bank and we think that this is a good way to help you guys help them. I think it’s awesome to see the reception you got today; everyone was quite happy and I’ve seen them approaching you individually and it was good. I’m happy with today and the way it went; it was a little overwhelming with the small front end of the store but I think it went well.” The second phase of the project is projected to be just as successful as the first and it has been rewarding to see members of the Class of 2016 having a presence in the Kingston community and using their time to help others.

Photo Top : OCdt Keith Latulippe, Alia Hamieh & daughter.

Photo in text: NCdt Sophie Cormier with Manager Yolanda McMillian.

Both photos by OCdt 26675 Morgan Hartlen

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Ed Note:

For those wondering about the I & IV Years and their community projects. Due to a couple of last minute unforeseen problems, the I Year boys & girls obstacle fun events in the Field House event had to be cancelled. However, the keen I Years were spotted doing a sweep (cleanup) on and around the college grounds on saturday morning. IV years were supposed to do a fun raising softball tournament but due to the weather and a couple of other complications that was stood down. A follow-up project is expected soon.

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Copper Sunday & Battle of the Atlantic

Posted by rmcclub on May 4th, 2014

Copper Sunday – Perspective from a II Year Cadet

RMCC Celebrates Cadet Traditions from the 1800’s with Copper Sunday Parade!

By: 26659 OCdt (II) Danielle Andela – E-Veritas Correspondent | Correspondant d’E-Veritas

During the 1880’s, it became a tradition for cadets of the Royal Military College of Canada to toss handfuls of pennies into the donation bowls at the mandatory Sunday church parades. The custom was a boisterous expression of the cadets’ contributions to the church community and evolved throughout the years to include carrying pennies in the military issue black socks, and inevitably, evolved into the Copper Sunday parade. This entertaining parade saw the entire cadet wing march down from RMC, across the LaSalle causeway and all the way to the front of City Hall.

The cadet wing commander then knocked on the front door of City Hall and Kingston Mayor Mark Gerretsen answered and took several minutes to address the parade and the customs that Copper Sunday originates from. After a short address by Commandant of RMCC, Brigadier-General Al Meinzinger, the parade was dismissed and the officer and naval cadets of RMC spread into the town to have breakfast, attend church services and mingle with the rest of the Kingston population.

The Royal Military College of Canada has strong ties to Kingston both historically and currently as the college supports local causes such as Kingston food banks and cleaning local parks. Copper Sunday is yet another opportunity for the students of RMC to get off the peninsula and enjoy time with other members of the community.

Copper Sunday: Time to Change the Name

By WJO

Sunday morning (4 May) was a wet and cool one in Kingston.

Those cadets who were not assigned to attend the Battle of Atlantic ceremony later in the morning, formed-up at 0730. They marched off sharply around 0835 and headed to Kingston, City Hall. On arrival at City Hall, approx. 0900, they were welcomed by His Worship Mayor Mark Gerretsen,  and the RMCC commandant, BGen Al Meinzinger.

Following the expected friendly exchange between the Mayor and the commandant, BGen Gen Meinzinger had this message to those standing on parade. “Your commitment to the great city of Kingston clearly demonstrates what fine leaders you are becoming and I am confident that you will carry-on in this tradition in your future communities as you depart to serve in locations across this great country.”

Cadets on the parade who had been experiencing the elements for the past hour and a half seemed to appreciate the fact that the speeches were short.

In a tradition dating to 1882, Officer Cadets attended various Kingston churches on the last Sunday of the academic year. For 132 years it has been designated Copper Sunday.

While the RMC Chain of Command did not influence cadets toward any particular religion, one of the goals was to expose the cadets to the typical processes and procedures of religious ceremony, should they have need to carry out Assisting Officer duties in the future. The name comes from the custom of cadets gathering their pennies for collection into the offering plate.

No longer is it the case that cadets automatically attend a local church of their choice -  although a fair number appeared to do so this time.

We understand that military members cannot be compelled to participate in religious observances except for Remembrance Day, Battle of the Atlantic Sunday, Battle of Britain Sunday or military funerals. The Canadian Forces drill manual has also been amended following a court decision a few years ago. In short, Charter right to freedom of religion trumps RMC tradition.

So once the formal ceremony concluded and the cadets received the Fall Out order – they dispersed around town dropping into local restaurants mainly – because of the time of day and the weather. They were told to mingle with town folks and not return to the college grounds before 1100.

The commandant and his escort party managed a quick visit into St George’s, St Andrew’s and St Mark’s churches and had this to say. “It is interesting to note that Billy Bishop has his name and College number scratched into one of the pews in St Andrew’s Church.” The 1989 RMC graduate and first year commandant added: “It was such an honour to see our College Colours displayed in St George’s and St Mark’s along with a beautiful stain glass window of RMCC in St Andrew’s.”

It is not the intent with this article to offer any comment on this current practise but it may be time that the last Sunday of the academic year be named something other than Copper Sunday.

For more Copper Sunday photos go here

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RMC Naval Cadets & RCN Staff  Celebrate 71st anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic

By: 26816 NCDT   (II) Avery Burke

Naval Cadets from RMCC as well as personnel from HMCS Cataraqui and the Kingston branch of Sea Cadets celebrated the 71st anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic on May 4th with a parade at the Kingston naval memorial.

The yearly event held on the first Sunday in May commemorates the sacrifices made during the longest continuous battle in the Second World War. Lasting 6 years, and covering thousands of kilometres of ocean it has been described as “the dominating factor” during the war.

Canada’s sizable contribution involved members of the Royal Canadian Navy, the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Merchant Navy, with over 3000 Canadian casualties taken during this campaign.

 

For more Battle of Atlantic photos Go Here

Ed: We want to acknowledge and thank the following cadet photographers that assisted us with the Copper Sunday & Battle of Atlantic photos:

  • Curtis Maynard;
  • Dan Ryan;
  • Nicolette Gignac;
  • Erik St-Gelais; and
  • Kai Zhao

Remember to check out Flickr to view  more photos.

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College Finds Time for a Little R&R Down the Homestretch

Posted by rmcclub on May 4th, 2014

Rain No Match as Bruciepalooza Takes Over the Parade Square -

By: WJO

The main exam period is over. The Convocation ceremony and the grad parade are nine and ten days away. The grind for Drillfest and the countless hours on the parade square will be in high gear soon enough.

What better to do, for cadets and staff on a Sunday afternoon for three hours but to attend Bruciepalooza. Weather was not great but who noticed with all that talent to watch, listen and to appreciate.

The Artist in Residence Concert featured performances by young and old; in and out of military uniform all connected somehow to the college – including cadets, faculty, military & civilian staff. The main organizer was RMCC’s Artist in Residence, Mr. Gordon Sinclair of The Tragically Hip.

When Gord Sinclair began his appointment as RMCC’s 2014 artist-in-residence, he said that his objective would be to help students, staff, and faculty alike “discover the musician within themselves … forge new friendships, enjoy the camaraderie of their fellow players, and move forward with something that will give them joy throughout their lives.” And he has done just that.  (Click on photo for better viewing) previous e-Veritas article

“Everyone who has worked with Gord this term remarks on how generous he has been with his time and expertise,” remarks Dr. Irwin Streight, Associate Professor in the Department of English who has been Gord’s ‘handler’ at the College. “Gord has indeed realized his intent to bring together people from disparate College communities who share the ability to play and make music.” Streight observed that Gord has worked with individuals at RMCC from the custodial staff to the Principal’s office, and with students from first-year to a graduating UTPNCM.

“Bruciepalooza is both a festival of RMC musicians who have developed their talents with Gord’s guidance and a celebration of the community and joyfulness that music creates in our lives,” says Streight.

A constant rain with cool temperatures, some would say chilly, did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the appreciative crowd. It is usually pretty  tough to pick-out the individual top act (as they were all good); however, most would agree that the high-light of the show was the Trews / Hip – Highway of Heroes.

“Highway of Heroes”, was co-written and co-produced by The Trews and Gordie Johnson (Big Sugar) and was inspired by the 2006 death of Ex Cadet  22458 Captain Nichola Goddard (KIA Afghanistan, 17 May 06) from The Trews’ hometown of Antigonish, NS. Canada’s Highway of Heroes, is the section of the MacDonald-Cartier freeway named to honour those who have sacrificed all in service of country.

All in all, there were about 33 songs accompanied by the full array of musical instruments one would expect to see at a high end musical concert.

From our point of view, the event was a huge success if the constant spontaneous applause from the full contingent, in attendance, from the cadet wing and a huge faculty / staff presence is any indicator.

College Principal, Dr Harry Kowal on behalf of Commandant, BGen Al Meinzinger and the entire crowd thanked all the performers and the organizers for their outstanding efforts in putting on this first-rate, highly professional event.

After a three hour show and nearly three hours of rain – most of the crowd had a hard time to leave.

 

Photos from Bruciepalooza Here

Ed: We want to acknowledge and thank the following cadet photographers that assisted us with the Bruciepalooza photos:

Curtis Maynard;

Dan Ryan;

Erik St-Gelais; and

Nicolette Gignac

Remember to check out Flickr to view more Bruciepalooza photos.

 

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More Fun & Games…

Historical Moment for RMCC Airsoft/Paintball Club

Article by: Club President 26140 OCdt Hansen Tan.

On 27 Apr 14, eight members of the RMCC Airsoft/Paintball Club participated in a shooting competition at CFB Kingston. Within one hour, the club managed to transform CFB Kingston’s Thompson Drill Hall into an improvised indoor range. Club members practiced various skills such as tactical reloads, weapon transitions, and target acquisition drills.

While the United States has had airsoft events on military property in the past, this event conducted by RMCC marks the first airsoft event to take place on CAF property. The RMCC Airsoft/Paintball Club is proud to be able to have claim to this historical moment and will continue such activities in the years to come.

22846 Captain Brad Rathbun, Club Supervisor – “The very active airsoft component of the club has been making great progress this year. The tireless efforts of OCdt Tan to lay the groundwork for future events will be a great asset to the club as he departs for additional training. We hope to build on this involvement by holding more ranges and team activities, keeping us at the forefront of airsoft in the CAF.”

I am proud to say that our club has been the first in Canada to have been able to pull off such a feat. Even though the event was fairly low-key, I am happy to have had the chance to hold this event for our club members to practice useful skills that they would be utilizing in the field. Although not a full scale event, I know that this event will only be a small part of the promotion that our club will bring to the CAF in the future.

Finally, 26730 OCdt Matthew Mooney, 2IC – “I consider this event a great success. The club members were able to test their skills against one another in a fun-filled environment and we got to see the types of amazing talent that our members possess. I am encouraged because I got to see how many club members were interested in this type of event – I hope to run more of these events in the future with larger groups and continue to promote the sport at RMC and in the CAF.”

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

Posted by rmcclub on May 4th, 2014

Photo 1 : L’Élève-officier Simon Dumoulin est assis à côté de M. Lamouche, un ancien combattant de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Les élèves-officiers ont eu la chance de socialiser et jouer au bingo avec les anciens combattants des Forces armées canadiennes qui sont résidents de l’Hôpital Sainte-Anne. Merci à l’organisation du Club art et culture du CMR Saint-Jean : les élèves-officiers ont apprécié la visite avec leurs héros et parlent déjà de récidiver.

Crédit photo: Élève-officier Rudy Colas-Livernois

Des élèves-officiers du CMR Saint-Jean rendent visite à des anciens combattants à l’Hôpital Sainte-Anne

- Un article de l’Élève-officier Simon Dumoulin

Les membres du club Art et Culture du Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean se sont rendus à l’hôpital Sainte-Anne dans le cadre de leur activité semestrielle afin de rendre visite à des anciens combattants. Organisée par l’Élève-officier Colas-Livernois, cette activité nous a permis de visiter l’hôpital, mais d’abord de rencontrer des vétérans. Andrée-Anne Desforges, représentante de la Fondation de l’Hôpital Sainte-Anne, et plusieurs autres bénévoles nous ont chaleureusement accueillis et nous ont invités à jouer au bingo avec les vétérans. Certains d’entre eux ont pris part à la Seconde Guerre mondiale, d’autres à la guerre de Corée, et certains ont même pris part aux deux guerres. J’ai eu la chance de rencontrer et d’être le partenaire de bingo d’un vétéran de la Seconde Guerre, M. Paul-Émile Lamouche.

Monsieur Lamouche avait 19 ans pendant la guerre. Il était membre du R22R et il en est très fier. Après avoir été capturé et emprisonné par les Allemands pendant près d’un an, il a failli perdre ses jambes à cause des chaînes qui le tenaient captif. Aujourd’hui, M. Lamouche se considère très chanceux de pouvoir encore marcher. Même qu’à l’aube de ses 90 ans, tous les vendredis soir, il va à la soirée dansante de l’hôpital.

En somme, cette rencontre a été pour nous très intéressante et aussi enrichissante. Nous avons pu échanger sur le passé et sur le présent. Nous espérons pouvoir y retourner l’automne prochain pour permettre à d’autres élèves-officiers de rencontrer des vétérans.

Je vous invite à visiter le site www.fondationhsa.ca pour connaître tous les services que cette fondation offre aux vétérans.

Je me souviens.

Photo 2: Les élèves-officiers ont été sélectionnés pour passer quelques heures à visiter l’Hôpital pour anciens combattants à Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, au Québec. Ils ont pu dialoguer avec plusieurs anciens combattants, connaître leurs histoires passionnantes, parfois tragiques, et partager avec eux une partie de bingo. Beaucoup de liens d’amitié ont été créés, et les élèves-officiers parlent déjà de récidiver. Merci au club Art et Culture du CMR Saint-Jean d’avoir organisé cette visite : les élèves-officiers ont apprécié le temps passé avec leurs héros.

Crédit photo : Élève-officier Rudy Colas-Livernois

Dévoilement des rénovations à la bibliothèque du CMR Saint-Jean

- un article de Julien Plante, bibliothécaire-en-chef du CMR Saint-Jean

Le 23 avril dernier, à l’occasion de la journée mondiale du livre et du droit d’auteur, le Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean a procédé au dévoilement des rénovations de sa bibliothèque. Pour l’occasion, les élèves-officiers et le personnel du Collège ont été conviés à la bibliothèque pour assister à la cérémonie officielle de coupure du ruban.

La cérémonie a débuté avec le discours du Lieutenant-général à la retraite Michel Maisonneuve, Directeur des études, lequel a souligné que la bibliothèque du Collège doit être au cœur de la vie étudiante et a incité les élèves-officiers à profiter des ressources de leur bibliothèque. À titre de bibliothécaire, j’ai ensuite eu le privilège de prendre la parole afin de remercier tous les intervenants et de souligner le travail exemplaire de l’Adjudant-maître Sandra Morency et du Capitaine Line Fréchette dans la gestion du projet de rénovations. Des certificats de reconnaissance leurs ont été remis par le Colonel Carignan.

« Je suis très fière de participer au dévoilement des rénovations de la bibliothèque du Collège, explique le Colonel Jennie Carignan, Commandant du CMR Saint-Jean. La bibliothèque joue un rôle de premier plan dans les études de nos élèves-officiers, et ces rénovations lui donnent une cure de rajeunissement. »

Cet important chantier s’est échelonné sur plusieurs mois et a pris fin en mars 2014. Les rénovations ont permis de moderniser plusieurs espaces, notamment le comptoir de prêt et les aires de travail du personnel de la bibliothèque. Tout l’étage principal a été rafraîchi et une salle consacrée aux livres rares et anciens a été aménagée.

Fort d’une collection de 180 000 titres, la bibliothèque du CMR Saint-Jean est également abonnée à plus d’une centaine de magazines, journaux et périodiques et elle offre à ses usagers l’accès à de nombreuses ressources électroniques, encyclopédies en ligne et autres répertoires. Son équipe dévouée est dédiée au succès des élèves-officiers en les accompagnant à toutes les étapes de leurs recherches documentaires.

Photo 1 : La cérémonie de dévoilement des rénovations s’est tenue le 23 avril dernier à la bibliothèque du Collège. De gauche à droite : Adjudant-chef France Dupuis, Adjudant-chef du Collège, Colonel Jennie Carignan, Commandant du Collège, M. Julien Plante, bibliothécaire-en-chef, et Lieutenant-général à la retraite Michel Maisonneuve, Directeur des études.

Crédit photo: Mario Poirier

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RMC Saint-Jean Participate in the Demi-Marathon des Érables

- an article by Officer Cadet Cavan Spracklin

The RMC St-Jean running team and several other officer cadets from RMC Saint-Jean participated in the Demi-Marathon des Érables. Officer Cadets on Saturday, April 26, 2014. The Demi-Marathon des Érables took place in Mont-Saint-Grégoire, about a 25 minute drive from the College. The officer cadets had the choice to either take part in the 21 kilometre half-marathon or the 10-kilometre race. There were about 20 officer cadets from RMC Saint-Jean, 10 of the officer cadets took part in the half-marathon and 10 in the 10-kilometre race.

The officer cadets arrived at the start line waiting anxiously in the rain to start and finish, something most of them have never attempted or done before. In all there was about 2,000 participants. Officer Cadet Jeremy Billard finished second in the half marathon and Officer Cadet Alexandre Thiel finished fifth in the 10-kilometre race. All racers had a great experience and performed very well.

At the end of the day, with sore legs and all, the officer cadets had a great day. This race is part of sports curriculum as it allowed the officers cadets to push themselves until the end.

 

Photo 1: The officer cadets that took part in this weekend’s race. From left to right, Top Row: Officer Cadets Rachel Wilt, Ian Ferrier, Benjamin Fortier Dion, Christopher Roy, Marie-Frédérick Grégoire, Nicolas Dêschenes, Will Hamilton, Andrew Lumley, Thomas Levert. Alexandre Thiel, Alex Héon. Bottom Row: Christian Garafolo and Cavan Spracklin, Missing: Officer Cadets Maximilian St-James, David Chadwick, Mack Labrecque, Jeremy Billard, Jonathan Lapointe, and Élise Thivierge

Photo Credit: Officer Cadet Rachel Wilt

 

Photo 2: Officer Cadet Jeremy Billard receives his second place medal.

Photo Credit: Officer Cadet Rachel Wilt

 

 

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Final Chapter – The Reality of Battle – The Italian Campaign – Courts Martial – 2761 Colonel Syd Frost

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Golf – Ottawa Branch Annual Tournament – 11 July @ Greensmere Golf Course / Club des Collèges Militaires Canadiens Chapitre d’Ottawa Tournoi de Golf Annuel le vendredi, 11 juillet, 2014 – Au club de golf Greensmere

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17th Annual Legacy Dinner & RMC Foundation – Class of ’66 Currently #1

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Careers / Carrières

Posted by rmcclub on May 4th, 2014

 

Senior Embedded EngineerIngénieur sénior logiciels embarqués

Mighty Cast, Montréal

Modeling & Optimization ScientistWood ProductsChercheur en modélisation et optimisation – Produits du bois

FPInnovations, Quebec city

Planning Coordinator (Temporary 6 months) - Coordonnateur planification (Temporaire 6 mois)

Agropur, Longueuil

Senior Rock Mechanics Engineer – REQ14-054Ingénieur sénior – Mécanique des roches – REQ14-054

Xstrata Nickel – Mine Raglan, Northern Quebec

Turbomachinery Stress EngineerIngénieur en analyse de contraintes de turbomachines

Pratt & Whitney Canada, Longueuil

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