In This Issue 10

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In This Issue 10:

Ex-Cadets & more in the News

Class & Branch Notes

Late notice: 3155 passing of Dusty Miller & Hommage à 13362 Gaétan Brosseau / Remembered

2639 Lloyd Kenyon: “Knight of the French National Order of the Legion of Honour”

Who is He?

Keeping tabs(12)

The Week That Was…

RMCC cadets,faculty attend ‘life-changing’U.S.A.F.A.leadership symposium

Terry Foote – Proud RMCC Staff Member & Songwriter

Chris Miner aware of the lineage of sacrifice

Sports & Fitness

Cadets Training for the “M”/ Elèves officiers en entraînement pour le «M»

Morale Building Quotes from Margaret Thatcher

RMC Club General Meeting Scheduled for 26 March /

Assemblée générale du Club des CMR prevue pour le 26 mars

Encore:

Need to change the culture? 6508 John Adams became the go-to guy (Updated)

The $10,000 Sword Contest & More

Jobs – Careers / Carrières (8)

Direct from Panet House

2015 Celebrations for 75 Years of Excellence at Royal Roads

AFGHANISTAN A CANADIAN STORY 2001-2014 AS TOLD BY MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVED


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:

3459 Donald G Duncan; 3530 Pierre C.D. Bernier; 3744 Allan R Dolrmer; 4734 James G Watson; 5549 David Clegg;12344 E Roger Touesnard – Lifetime Membership; 6205 William Robinson; 7702 David Tudin; 14740 Luc Généreux.

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(For those who have let their membership lapse during 2014 & before – we miss you. Please update soon.)


Club Membership Info Join, Update or Renew ‘Now’

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Ex-Cadets & more in the News

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Search to replace senior military commander narrowed to four men

“Serving Canada while leading the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces has been the greatest honour and privilege in my 40 years of service in uniform. There is much work to be done, and I remain focused on my duties as Chief of Defence. I will do so until a replacement is named.”

12192 General Tom Lawson-Article

  • Canada’s military gets new bosses, same old problems

  • Conservatives making first steps to repair damaged relationship with veterans

  • Protecting Canada’s airspace

  • 7771 Jim Leech on Canada’s pension paradox

  • Too Fat To Fight: Army Catering Results in Platoons of Porkers

  • 15572 Nishika Jardine (née Sardana) Pays tribute to 14491 Karen Ritchie

  • 7301 Earle Morris Head Coach – Team Canada – 2015 Brier Champions!!

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Class & Branch Notes

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  • 4606 Warner Sharkey Class of 1959

  • 13462  Mr. Sylvain Laporte (CMR RMC ’83) / 13462 M. Sylvain Laporte (CMR RMC ’83)

  • M0642 Major Michael Hans Groh (RMC 1994)

  • Souper Gala 2015

  • Good News Story @ CWM

  • In His Own Words…2Lt (26031) George Sun, 6 Squadron, Class of 2015

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Late notice: 3155 passing of Dusty Miller & Hommage à 13362 Gaétan Brosseau / Remembered

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3155 Donald S. (Dusty)

MILLER, Donald S. (Dusty) June 20, 1930 – March 6, 2015 It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Donald (Dusty) Miller. Dear husband and partner, in life and sports, of Joan (Delahaye) Miller; Dad to John (Joy), Donald (Susan), Brian (Doris), and Philip (Gerry); much-loved Granddaddy of Jared (Beth), Jennifer, Elizabeth, Jana, Brent, Sandy, Laura, and Julia. Dusty loved his large and extended Miller Family, with roots in rural Saskatchewan, and he will be greatly missed by his surviving brother Philip (Lilly) and sister Jean; he will be fondly remembered by his brother-in-law, Dr. Donald Delahaye (Mabs). Dusty pursued his passion for aircraft, engineering, and flight throughout his life: first as an RCAF F-86 Sabre fighter pilot and then in his long career in international sales with Pratt & Whitney Canada. In 2001, he was honoured with the Santos Dumont Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ambassador of Brazil for his work with the Embraer aircraft program. His life was greatly enriched by the lasting friendships he enjoyed as a RMC and Queen’s University alumnus and as a SPAADS (Sabre Pilots Association) member. Dusty was active throughout his entire life, happiest when he was playing tennis, cycling, sailing, and skiing, but he most cherished spending time with family and friends, especially at Cartwright Point. According to Dusty’s wishes, there will not be a visitation or service. The family thanks the Kingston General Hospital ICU (Kidd 2) Team, in particular, Katherine, Christine, and Emily, for their kindness and compassionate care. In Dusty’s memory, donations to the University Hospital Kingston Foundation, NICU-Pediatrics, or to a charity of choice would be appreciated. Sharing Memories online guest book available at www.reidfuneralhome.com12906

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13362 Gaetan Brosseau

The Chelsea Nordiq Biathlon Range in the Gatineau hills just outside Chelsea QC was dedicated during the weekend 26-28 Feb 2015) to Gaetan Brosseau in recognition of his truly amazing work in developing the club and the sport. Gaetan’s children (Marc and Elyse) were present.

Gaetan passed suddenly in the fall of 2014. He had celebrations of life in mid October at Chelsea and Valcartier. (e Veritas obit)

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2639 Lloyd Kenyon: “Knight of the French National Order of the Legion of Honour”

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Caption: 70 Years later – Still on parade!

Reunion Weekend -2008: Three members of the RMC Entry Class of 1938 marching slightly ahead of Old Brigade Squadron #1 with eyes right as they pass the reviewing stand en route to the Memorial Arch. They are 2652 Brit Smith (see article at the end of this article), 2660 Edwin Peto and 2639 Lloyd Kenyon (gentleman with no beret) under the command of the Old Brigade Adjutant, 3918 Al Roberts. The reviewing officer was another member of the Class of 1938, 2618 Norman Bayley.

 

2639 Lloyd “Red” Kenyon – Entered RMC, Aug 27th1938; he had just turned 17 on the 9 Aug.He played both rugby and hockey as a cadet.

He departed the college as a War Graduate in June 1940. He served with the RCE within Canada until 1942. He went to North West Europe and served there (see write-up below) until early 1946. He released from the army in 1947. He completed a BEng (Civil)  from McGill University. He married his wife, Winnifred – 17 April 1949.

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Lloyd, has been awarded the rank of “Knight of the French National Order of the Legion of Honour”. He is now 93, living in the KWing at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre (which he literally built during his career in the construction business) and up to now, has been in relatively good health.

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Who is He?

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Who is he?

  • He was born in Ottawa on 23 October 1944. He served first as a Trooper in the Reserves in the IV Princess Louise Dragoon Guards, was accepted in 1961 at Collège Militaire Royal de St-Jean, Québec, and graduated from the Royal Military College  with a degree in English. He was commissioned in The Royal Canadian Armoured Corps and joined his regiment, The Fort Garry Horse, as a troop leader that year in Calgary, Alberta.

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Keeping tabs(12)

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Keeping Tabs (12)

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The Week That Was…

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  • The Honourable 19894 Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, dropped by RMCC this past Friday

  • Fourth Year Army Mess Dinner

Photo by 26779 Kyle Tilley

The Honourable 19894 Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, dropped by RMCC  during a visit to Kingston this past Friday afternoon, 6 March.

The centre piece of his visit was the 5th Annual Salute to Troops Past and Present hockey game between the Kingston Frontenacs and the Peterborough Petes. Minister O’Toole participated in the ceremonial puck drop and a pre-game ceremony that honoured the service and sacrifices of Canada’s Veterans and those who serve today.

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RMCC cadets, faculty attend ‘life-changing’ U.S.A.F.A. leadership symposium

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Impressions of the 22nd Annual National Character and Leadership Symposium at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA)

By OCdt 26591 Rachel Anderson

The 2015 National Character and Leadership Symposium at USAFA was a loaded two days for RMC cadet representatives OCdts Sabastien Hoffmann-Monker and Rachel Anderson (faculty sponsor, LCol Soo Sutherland).

Arriving Wednesday night and departing early Saturday morning, we attended briefings and panels for the entirety of Thursday and Friday, being ushered between venues by some dashingly good-looking hosts (as reported by OCdt Anderson).

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Terry Foote – Proud RMCC Staff Member & Songwriter

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Terry Foote – Proud RMCC Staff Member & Songwriter

By: 26434 IV Year NCdt Wendy Gracias

On Wednesday March 4, the day before of the official release of ‘Navy Bay’ and ‘Talk of War’, I interviewed one of the most positive and friendly people I have had the pleasure of meeting at RMCC. Born and raised in Kingston, Terry Foote has always been musically active, singing and playing the guitar. Last year, she was invited to perform her song, Navy Bay, at the graduation ball, and she also performed at the Winter Ball, adding Talk of War to her repertoire.

Terry recalls when she first started working at RMCC as a cleaning staff in 2007, in the Fort Lasalle dormitory. Not having a lot of prior knowledge of the military, RMCC, or the First Year Orientation Program, Terry was somewhat overwhelmed by the early morning yelling and music infused cadet wake up routine. Brian, then CSL of 2 squadron (the top squadron at that time) approached Terry and welcomed her into 2 squadron, making her an honorary member and even presented her with a squadron t-shirt.

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Chris Miner aware of the lineage of sacrifice

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Chris Miner aware of the lineage of sacrifice

Submitted by Dr Irwin Streight

For photographer Chris Miner, a camera is a means to express commitment and to explore mystery.

A long-time Kingston resident, Chris was curious about the culture of the military college across the La Salle Causeway. “I expected it to be a place of conflict, but instead found it to be a place of remarkable connections,” he stated. As RMCC’s 2015 artist-in-residence, Chris Miner, along with his camera, has been discovering the connections between communities within the walls of the College.

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Sports & Fitness

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Sports & Fitness…

  • The RMC Men’s Rugby Team competed in the 2015 National University Rugby 7′s Championship this past week at the Rugby Canada Centre of Excellence, Langford BC. Results Here
  • RMCC Men’s Volleyball team visited USMA 27-29 Feb. Members of the RMCC team stayed with USMA Cadets, toured the campus and played two matches against West Point and Virginia Military Academy and went 4 wins-0 losses in the competition. It was a great professional development and competitive opportunity for the team.
  • 3rd Annual Aquathon a Huge Success
  • Officer Cadets Getting Their Bike on for Bike-A-Thon
  • The RMC Women’s Varsity Soccer Team travelled to the West Coast this past week. We understand the trip included training and two exhibition games. No results available at press time.

Both the Rugby and (W) Soccer trips were funded by the RMC Foundation.

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Cadets Training for the “M” / Elèves officiers en entraînement pour le «M»

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PMT article coordinated by: Officer Cadet 27079 (II) Joshua Siu – 7 Squadron – Cadet Wing Internal Information O

This week at the Royal Military College of Canada, the Officer Cadets (OCdts) underwent their weekly Professional Military Training (PMT). In order for the first and second years to better focus during their midterm season, these cadets were given personal time to study. The third and fourth year cadets underwent regular PMT:

Le mercredi 3 avril 2015, les élèves-officiers de troisième année du collège militaire royal du Canada ont assisté à un briefing sur le concept d’équipe entre les officiers et les membres du rang. Cette lecture portait sur les rôles respectifs de l’officier et du membre du rang travaillant avec lui afin de mieux comprendre le travail d’équipe entre l’officier et son second en commande au sein d’une unité. De plus, les scénarios présentés ont permis d’avoir une meilleure connaissance des procédures à suivre dans certaines situations pour mieux préparer les élèves-officiers dans leur future carrière. Chacun de ces-derniers ont pu amener, à leur guise, des suggestions sur le comportement à adopter lors de ces situations. Les expériences passées des présentateurs ont également servis d’exemples à de nombreuses occasions pour identifier les choses à faire ou ne pas faire dans plusieurs circonstances.

- Élof (III) Jean-Philippe Bergeron 26553

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Morale Building Quotes from Margaret Thatcher

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Morale Building Quotes from Margaret Thatcher:

“Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right, although difficult, is the high road to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.”

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”

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RMC Club General Meeting Scheduled for 26 March / Assemblée générale du Club des CMR prevue pour le 26 mars

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A General Meeting of the RMC Club by conference call will be conducted 26 March. Details will be available through various sources soon.

Une assemblée générale du Club des CMR aura lieu le 26 mars. Les détails seront disponibles, sous peu, par des sources variées.

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1600, Thursday, March 26th, 2015

1600, jeudi, le 26 mars 2014

 Agenda / l`ordre du jour

1600 h

Roll Call / L’Appel nominal

Sponsor / Responsable: 13987 Bryan Bailey

1605 h

Call to Order and Introductory Remarks

Appel à l’ordre et remarques d’introduction

Sponsor / Responsable: 6440 Tony Goode

1610 h

Adoption of Agenda / Adoption de l`ordre du jour

Sponsor / Responsable: 6440 Tony Goode

1612 h

Governance Restructure Update /

Restructuration du Gouvernance Mise-à- jour

Sponsor / Responsable: 6440 Tony Goode

1620 h

Election of Directors for 2015 /

Élection des Directeurs pour 2015

Sponsor / Responsable: 12059 Jacques Gagné

1635 h

New Business – Club Nouvelles affaires

Sponsor / Responsable: 6440 Tony Goode

1645 h

Vote of Thanks for Retiring Officers and Members /

Remerciements aux membres et officiers sortant de charge

Sponsor / Responsable: 6440 Tony Goode

1647 h

Next Annual General Meeting /

Prochaine assemblée générale annuelle

Sponsor / Responsable: 6440 Tony Goode

1650 h

Adjournment / Ajournement

Sponsor/Responsable: 6440 Tony Goode

Notice of Club Special General Meeting – 26 March 2015

Similar to the Annual General Meeting, all Club members in good standing are eligible to participate in the forthcoming Special General meeting which will be conducted via teleconference.

The meeting will be called to order at 1600 hours EASTERN on Thursday, 26 March 2015.  The primary focus of the meeting will be the election of nine Directors for the Club’s new Board of Directors which was approved on 17 December 2014.

In order to participate, you will need to join the meeting by dialling 1-866-662-0780.  On the prompt, enter the participant code 9247178 followed by #.

Members in good standing, interested in participating, please advise the Executive Director via e-mail at Bryan.Bailey@rmc.ca or by phone – toll free – 1-888-386-3762 or 613 541-6000 x6699.

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