Class Notes

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  • “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow Transhumanism, Ecocide, and the Zombie Apocalypse: Surviving the Age of Evolution”

  • «Ici aujourd’hui, disparu demain Transhumanisme, écocide et apocalypse de zombies: survivre à l’ère de l’évolution»

  • Wake up & go to bed songs from Recruit Term & FYOP

  • Class of 1963 announces: Nominations for candidates for the Wall of Honour are now being accepted for 2016

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“Here Today, Gone Tomorrow Transhumanism, Ecocide, and the Zombie Apocalypse: Surviving the Age of Evolution”

Please mark your calendars: Major Andrew Belyea of the Department of English, winner of the 2015 Class of 1965 Teaching Excellence Award will be giving his public lecture at 19h00 on Monday, 16 November 2015 in Currie Hall. The title of the Talk is “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow Transhumanism, Ecocide, and the Zombie Apocalypse: Surviving the Age of Evolution” and will be given in English.

«Ici aujourd’hui, disparu demain Transhumanisme, écocide et apocalypse de zombies: survivre à l’ère de l’évolution»

Veuillez annoter votre agenda : Major Andrew Belyea, du département d’anglais, gagnante du Prix d’excellence en enseignement de la Promotion de 1965, présentera sa présentation publique le lundi 16 novembre 2015 à 19h00 dans la Salle Currie. La présentation sera en anglais, et s’intitulera : «Ici aujourd’hui, disparu demain Transhumanisme, écocide et apocalypse de zombies: survivre à l’ère de l’évolution»

Dr. Phil Bates

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Wake up & go to bed songs from Recruit Term & FYOP

We are in the process of compiling ‘wake up’ &  ‘go to bed’ songs from Recruit term aka FYOP from as many entry classes, as possible. This includes; RRMC, CMR, RMC Saint-Jean, and RMC from as far back as we can go.

Help us out, if you remember yours.

A nice bonus will be if you can include with the title – a You Tube connection.  For example, here is what the entry class of 1983 (RMC) woke up to every morning – The Police – Every Breath You Take

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Class of 1963 announces:

Nominations for candidates for the Wall of Honour are now being accepted for 2016

Nominations for candidates for the Wall of Honour are now being accepted for 2016. Nominations will close 31 January 2016.
Nominators should review carefully the criteria for acceptance contained in:
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15 Comments

  • Doug McLean

    November 2, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    The wake up song for five squadron in 1975 was the ‘William Tell Overture’. This was not rock (upstairs in Six Squadron they had ‘Morning has broken’ by Cat Stevens) but it certainly worked. A youtube of the William Tell Overture is included above.

  • Dave Hall 20510

    November 2, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    RRMC – Fraser Flight (Recruit Term 1992)

    I don’t remember them being called “wake up songs,” I remember a series of morning “panic tunes” which gave you time to get outside and run circles. You could hear your own flight’s panic tunes, even though there were six sets of them blaring out of the windows!

    Started with the opening of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue, Beatles – Hard Days Night (still can not listen to the Beatles), Rolling Stones – Paint it Black, Iron Maiden – Be Quick or Be Dead, Furnace Face – About to Drown and Anthrax – Got the Time. I’m sure there were one or two more, but I can’t remember now.

    Good Night Song – Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush – Don’t Give Up (we all HATED it!) Good Night Fraser Flight!

  • Darren Rich

    November 3, 2015 at 11:06 am

    RRMC – Champlain Flight 1978

    Wake up songs were “One Fine Morning” by Lighthouse and “Help” by the Beatles.

    Good night song was “stairway to Heaven” and it played in all six Flight halls.

  • Mike MacGregor

    November 3, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    For the recruits in 6 Squadron (Brant) in 1979 (class of 1983), the “wake up” song was a blend of two songs. I cannot recall the second part but the first part was from Pink Floyd’s “Time” from the “Dark Side of the Moon” album. Even today, whenever I hear that song the hair on the back of my neck stands on end! Thanks to John Dunn and Hugh Reed for that very effective morning wake up!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwYX52BP2Sk

  • Jamie Williams

    November 9, 2015 at 11:23 am

    2 Squadron (Pontiac) in 1982 (class of 1986), wake up was Boston’s “Don’t Look Back” and the good night song was from the musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” “Everything’s Alright”. Thanks to Chris Deere, Alex Marsden, Rick Neville and JP!!

  • Barry Leslie

    November 9, 2015 at 11:37 am

    RRMC – Champlain Flight 1983

    Wake up song was “Set me free” by Sweet

    Good night song was “Every breath you take” by the Police

    How could one ever forget these haunting gems!
    I still remeber how the bit of static at the beginning of the cassette tape before the music kicked in got your heart rate going!

  • Steve Harrison

    November 9, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    RRMC – Fraser Flight 1983

    Wake up: Beatles “Hard Day’s Night” (opening riff still starts my heart racing and looking for copy of Cadwins to make my bed)

    Goodnight: Billy Joel’s “Goodnight Saigon”

  • Kevin Bryski

    November 9, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Regarding 6 Sqn Recruit Flight in 1979, the song that Mike MacGregor is referring to above is Frank Zappa’s “Zomby Woof”. You really need to hear it to truly appreciate the sense of urgency evoked by the fast tempo at the beginning. His voice is also piercing and was very motivating! The lyrics are most appropriate for a wake up song – one that we will never forget!

    You Tube is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksnwEsPKO5s

    Lyrics:

    Three hundred years ago
    I thought I might get some sleep
    I stretched myself out onna antique bed
    An’ my spirit did a midnite creep

    You know I’ll never sleep no more

    It seem to me that it just ain’t wise

    Didja ever wake up in the mornin’
    With a ZOMBY WOOF behind your eyes

    Just about as evil as you could be

    I am the ZOMBY WOOF
    I’m that creature all the ladies been
    Talkin’ about

    I am the ZOMBY WOOF
    They all seek for shelter when I come chargin’ out

    Tellin’ you all the Zomby troof
    Here I’m is, the ZOMBY WOOF

    Tellin’ you all the Zomby troof
    Here I’m is . . .

    Reety-awrighty, he da ZOMBY WOOF
    Reety-awrighty, he da ZOMBY WOOF

    They said aw-reety
    An’ they was aw-righty
    An’ I was a Zomby for you, little lady . . .

    I got a great big pointed fang
    Which is my Zomby Toof
    My right foot’s bigger than my other one is
    Like a reg’lar Zomby Hoof
    If I raid your dormitorium
    Don’t try to remain aloof . . .

    I might snatch you up screamin’ through the window all nekkid
    An’ do it to you on the roof, don’t mess with the
    ZOMBY WOOF

    I am about as evil as a Boogie Man can be!

    Tellin’ you all the Zomby Troof
    Here I’m is, the ZOMBY WOOF

    Tellin’ you all the Zomby Troof
    Here I’m is, the ZOMBY WOOF

  • John Lowery

    November 11, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Frigate 1981 wake up song was the theme from Rocky. I don’t recall the go to sleep song. Probably cause I was already. Perhaps another of my rook term buds remember.

  • Catherine Boucher

    November 12, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Tango Flight, 7Sqn, RMCC, Class of 2019

    We woke up every morning to a wonderful version of “Bodies” by Drowning Pool https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8-sMJZTYf0
    and went to bed every night belting out the lyrics to Billy Joel’s “Goodnight Saigon”, replacing the names “Charlie” and “Baker” with the names of our VRs….

  • Derek Green

    December 7, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Frontenac – 4 Squadron, CMR class of 1993

    Our wake up song was “Crazy Train” Ozzy Osbourne. We did not know it at the time, but turns out to be a song about PTSD. All I know for sure is that everytime I hear that song, to this day, I harken back to those first few weeks at CMR, streaking down the hallway at 5:30am with Ozzy laughing and screaming at us! “Ay Ay Ay”

    All aboard! Hahaha
    Crazy, but that’s how it goes
    Millions of people living as foes
    Maybe. it’s not too late
    To learn how to love, and forget how to hate

    Mental wounds not healing
    Life’s a bitter shame
    I’m goin’ off the rails on a crazy train
    I’m goin’ off the rails on a crazy train

    I’ve listened to preachers,
    I’ve listened to fools
    I’ve watched all the dropouts
    Who make their own rules
    One person conditioned to rule and control
    The media sells it and you live the role

    Mental wounds still screaming
    Driving me insane
    I’m goin’ off the rails on a crazy train
    I’m goin’ off the rails on a crazy train

    I know that things are going wrong for me
    You gotta listen to my words, yeah, yeah

    Heirs of a cold war,
    that’s what we’ve become
    Inheriting troubles,
    I’m mentally numb
    Crazy, I just cannot bear
    I’m living with something that just isn’t fair

    Mental wounds not healing
    Who and what’s to blame
    I’m goin’ off the rails on a crazy train
    I’m goin’ off the rails on a crazy train

  • Ben Carrier

    February 9, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    The song that played every %!#@ morning during rook term of Class 1983 7 Sqn T flight was “Earlybird” from the Eagles. On the first morning, I remember enjoying the bird chirping happyly in my sleep but any pleasure associated with this song had irrevocably evaporated the following morning. What an unpleasnt song! Thank God I found a version only 3 minutes long!

    And the first night, Mr McNeil played “Dust in the Wind” from Kansas, possibly as a not so subtle reminder of what we really were at that moment in time!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH2w6Oxx0kQ