In This Issue 19

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PAG Comes Through Again!

By / par 26969 OCdt Alexander Upshaw-Dammer

On Thursday, April 30th, in conjunction with the Cadet mess’s popular TGIT event, the Peer Assistance Group (PAG) offered free pizza. The pizza was enjoyed by many cadets, having just finished a very busy week of elemental training, with almost thirty extra-large pizza’s being eaten in less than twenty minutes. The Peer Assistance Group was very happy with the turnout, and looks forward to providing future events to the Cadet Wing!

GAP vient en aide encore une fois

Le 30 avril, en conjonction avec l’événement populaire « TGIT » du Mess des élèves officiers, le Groupe d’Assistance aux Pairs (GAP) a offert de la pizza gratuite. La pizza a été appréciée par beaucoup d’élèves officiers, qui venaient de finir une semaine d’entraînement élémentaire, avec presque trente très grandes pizzas mangées en moins de vingt minutes. Le Groupe d’Assistance aux Pairs est très content du taux de participation, et a hâte de continuer à offrir d’autres événements à l’escadre des élèves officiers à l’avenir!

Caption: PAG members (L) Denice Zoretich, and Mary Valair help to hand out pizza. / Les membres du GAP Denice Zoretich et Mary Valair aident à distribuer la pizza.

In This Issue 19:

Swift & Thorough Action @ RMCC / Action prompte et approfondie au CMRC

RMCC Honours Three Including Former Prof

Ex-Cadets & more in the News

12203 Ray Mackley and Claude Scilley nostalgic talking about the old days

 

Keeping Tabs…

Ex Cadets @ Rideau & Currie Halls;1 off to Nepal

8066 Don Peterson & Steph Ochej cover 50 years

Looking back through the 1970 Review…

 

Appreciative Naval Cadets Attend High Class Dinner in Ottawa

Prof & 4 Cadets Participate in the 70th Anniversary

Countdown: 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 & Cadets be careful on what you tell your mother!

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

Deaths

Jobs – Careers / Carrières

SPECIAL REQUEST:

Our good friend and long-time tennis buddy, Dr. YT Chan is trying to make contact with Major( retired air force) Jack M.F.Riley – who was a staff member in the Department of Electrical Engineering, RMC, from 1977 to 1980.

Last known location: Victoria, BC.

Any of our readers who can help out please contact YT directly: chan-yt@rmc.ca

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4 RMCC cadets celebrate Khalsa Day

Article by OCdt. Anand (IV) 2 Squadron, 26288

On Sunday April 27th, four RMC cadets attended the Khalsa Day (Vaisakhi) Parade in Toronto, ON. Khalsa Day parade celebrates the birth of the Khalsa, where in 1699 AD, the 10th Sikh Master Guru Gobind Singh created a new order of Sikhs known as the Khalsa – the “Pure Ones”. This new order required initiated Sikhs, males and females alike, to abide by a conduct and a way of living with strict moral and spiritual principles. This is what gave rise to the Sikh’s 5 Articles of Faith: Kara (bracelet), Kirpan (dagger), Kanga (comb), Kachara (undergarment), and Kesh (unshorn hair). Sikhs have a strong martial heritage.  In the World Wars, 83 000 turban-wearing Commonwealth Sikhs were killed, and close to 110 000 were wounded.

Famous Sikh musicians and scholars also took part in and sung hymns and prayers at the Canadian National Exhibition grounds. This is the third largest parade in Canada and attracts thousands of participants and spectators each year. This year, the parade attracted over 100 000 Sikhs and Torontonians.

Four RMCC cadets attend this event this year (26288 OCdt. Sarabjot Anand, 26321 OCdt. James Dunn, 26788 OCdt. Sarbjeet Nijher and 26628 NCdt. Tejvinder Toor.) There was a military contingent on this parade comprised of the RMC cadets, Infantry and Artillery Reservists. Lt. Bhatti and the 32 Canadian Brigade Group organized the military contingent and OCdt Anand commanded the contingent. A big thank you goes to the RMCC leadership for letting us represent RMCC and the CF at the Khalsa Day Parade.

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***ENCORE:

Heritage Lane Project RMC / CMR Saint-Jean Projet du chemin patrimonial

GOLF BÉNÉFICE DE LA FONDATION DES ANCIENS DU CMR EX-CADET GOLF TOURNAMENT – RAPPEL – 5 juin

A 75th Anniversary Update on the Royal Roads Paverstone Project

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

11721 Larry Stevenson heading to Antarctica; looking for help

3069 W.A. McColl’s Diary (1949 – 53)

Retirements – One Ex Cadet & One PG

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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:

2933 Maurice Lalonde; 2987 William (Bill) D Sulliven; 3069 William A McColl; 3209 Joseph B Ford; 3378 Lorne C Smith; 3613 Barry A Culham; 3673 John Jory; 3821 Ronald J Muir;   5471 John Coderre – Lifetime membership; 6589 Thomas A Bailey;

7072 F. Roy Thomas; 7729 Ross F Carruthers.

 

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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’

 

Available at the RMC Club Gift Shop – Contact Mary Darlington for more info – rmcclub@rmc.ca

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Swift & Thorough Action @ RMCC / Action prompte et approfondie au CMRC

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Communiqué from the Commandant RMCC

Release of External Review Authority’s Report into Sexual Misconduct and Harassment

Communiqué du commandant du CMRC

Diffusion du rapport de la responsable de l’examen externe sur l’inconduite et le harcèlement sexuels

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RMCC Honours Three Including Former Prof

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RMCC Honours Three Including Former Popular Prof

Recipients recognized for their outstanding contributions

By: WJO

The 102nd Royal Military College of Canada convocation is scheduled for this Thursday, May 14th – 1 PM (spectators, please be seated by 1245) at the Kingston Military Community Sports Centre.

It is expected that well over 300 people will take their place on the main stage including – 257 undergraduates, 52 have earned Master Degrees, six PhDs and three Honouraries.

An Honourary PhD degree is among the most respected academic degrees. Universities award honorary PhD degree, also known as “Honoris causa”, as recognition of particular merits of the person.

This year, RMCC will recognize three outstanding Canadians: the Governor General; an Ex Cadet/longtime RMCC respected professor; and the President & CEO AECL Nuclear Laboratories.

Following are three bilingual bios of the three Honouraries:

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Ex-Cadets & more in the News

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  • Investigations show soldier’s death not fault of Canadians, general says

  • 7860 Lt.-Gen. Romeo Dallaire supports Omar Khadr

  • Edmonton Sun scribe a PPCLI soldier for day

  • Canadian special forces training in Jordan as part of Eager Lion 2015 exercise

  • Female Soldiers Fail to Pass Phase One of Army Ranger School

  • Obama Presents Air Force Academy Football Team with Trophy

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12203 Ray Mackley and Claude Scilley nostalgic talking about the old days

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12203 Ray Mackley and Claude Scilley nostalgic talking about the old days

By CLAUDE SCILLEY

Within the branches of the Canadian Forces, the functions of a military logistics officer are fairly homogeneous and transferable.

“The procurement, the contracting, the supply chain types of things are very similar,” 12203 Ray Mackley says. A career Air Force officer, at one point Mackley even found himself responsible for the initial provisioning for Army projects. “Back then, as a logistics officer you were seen more as purple in colour; you weren’t light blue or dark blue or green like the Army.

“Logistics folks were used to being put in different environments.”

Every now and then, though, a head-scratcher comes your way.

“For 39 years I was either in the Air Force or supporting the Air Force,” Mackley explained from his Gatineau, Que., office, where, as a civilian, he now oversees a staff of about 120 as the director of maritime procurement, supporting the Navy. There’s a Navy culture and a Navy jargon, he said, that, even after almost four decades in the field, left him with a thing or two to learn.

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Keeping Tabs…

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Keeping Tabs…(12)

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Ex Cadets @ Rideau & Currie Halls;1 off to Nepal

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  • 7771 James William Leech, C.M. one of 50 Recipients invested into the Order of Canada

  • Currie Hall Site of Change of Appointment Ceremony

  • Ex Cadet Responds to Nepal Earthquake

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8066 Don Peterson & Steph Ochej cover 50 years

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8066 Don Peterson & Steph Ochej cover 50 years

Steph Ochej is a freelance writer and is a regular contributor to e-Veritas

Don Peterson spent his entire childhood in Port Arthur, Ontario (now Thunder Bay) occupying himself with model trains and golfing (“Not well!” he insists). When he was 16 years old, a whole new world was opened up for him when he joined his local Student Militia programme. “I was looking for summer employment…and it lasted through the school year, so that was better than delivering papers!” he laughs. Through two enjoyable militia years with both the RCA and RCEME, he developed an interest in pursuing a military career and signed up to go to RMC.

Once at RMC, Peterson first wanted to become a chemical engineer, but things didn’t go quite as he had planned. “After second year they asked me if I wanted to do second year again, and I said, ‘Sure!’ I think there were about 14 of us in my recruit class that did that.” After that, he switched in to applied science and “finally figured out how to study,” which made sure that third and fourth year went as planned.

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Looking back through the 1970 Review…

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Looking back through the 1970 Review…

We continue the process whereby we will be digitizing old photos which will eventually find a place in the Alumni website – Narrowpoint.

Our aim is to match up names with the photos that are already in The Review of a particular year with as many of our oldie photos with NO names that are currently stored away in a backroom cabinet.

In many cases we have photos that did not make it into the Review but there are NO names attached to the photos. Eventually, we will attempt to match up names with the individual photo.

This is a work in progress and is expected to take many weeks / months.

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Appreciative Naval Cadets Attend High Class Dinner in Ottawa

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Caption: The adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” could not be better stated to describe the classy 2015 Battle of the Atlantic Gala Dinner attended by 26 Naval Cadets which wasrecently held at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

Appreciative Naval Cadets Attend High Class Dinner in Ottawa

Battle of the Atlantic Gala Dinner

Article by: 26669 NCdt (III) Anna Childerhose

On Thursday April 30th, 26 Naval cadets from all years and squadrons attended the 2015 Battle of the Atlantic Gala Dinner held at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

The event hosted a wide range of Navy Members ranging from the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Norman to the incoming members of the Ottawa War Memorial Vigil, and associates from all over the world, most importantly in attendance were many veterans who had served during the Battle of the Atlantic.

Throughout the evening cadets got the chance to speak with veterans and listen to stories that gave them insight into a vital point in the building of the Royal Canadian Navy.

Naval Cadet Anna Childerhose, 26669 and Naval Cadet Derek Frank 26349 got the chance to participate in an interview with the Global News in which they provided a commentary between future Naval Officers and Naval Veterans who served in the Battle of the Atlantic during the Second World War.

Caption: Minister of National Defence, The Honourable Jason Kenney surrounded by eight of the naval cadets who were part of a group of 26 from RMCC. Pictured (L-R) Derek Frank, Kassandra Byrne, Graham Austin, Liam Cole, Jacob Kresky, Anna Childerhose, Brendan Puddington, and Gavin Omand.

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Prof & 4 Cadets Participate in the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands

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RMCC Prof & 4 Cadets Participate in the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands

  • OP Distinction in the Netherlands

  • Four Cadets Share Their Experience…

From various sources

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Caption: Eye witness to history! Cadets watch the vets pass by during the Dutch Liberation parade in Waginigen where the Germans surrendered to the Canadians on May 5, 1945.

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Caption: Trip of a lifetime!  (L-R) 26585 OCdt Nicholas Swanson, 26554 OCdt Brittany Germain, Deputy Minister, Veterans Affairs Canada, 12320 General (ret) Walt Natynczyk; Minister of Veterans Affairs, 19894 the Hon Erin O’Toole; 27125 NCdt Victoria Lindsay Glen, 26579 NCdt Jordan Bornholdt; 10763 Col (ret) Dr Randy Wakelam, Associate Chair of War Studies.

OP Distinction in the Netherlands

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Countdown: 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 & Cadets be careful on what you tell your mother!

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Cadets are now focusing earnestly on their drill and deportment in anticipation of what promises to be another excellent Graduation ceremony executed with precision:

  • Working up to Graduation Parade;

  • This Year’s Top 5, Signing Off;

  • Cadets be careful on what you tell your mother!

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

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  • Parrainer un étudiant étranger;

  • Pari réussi pour la première édition du déjeuner-conférence des Anciens du CMR Saint-Jean

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Deaths…

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 26999 OCdt Sage Fanstone; and 

Edward Senos - former member of RMC Athletic Department Staff

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Jobs – Careers / Carrières

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Jobs – Careers / Carrières (11)

 

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