Ex Cadets and more in the news

Ex Cadets and more in the news

Lives lived

Judge 5029 Peter Coulson didn’t just practise the law, he practised morality

Article

***

Navy dropping ‘draconian’ policy on warship Wi-Fi, admiral says

15141 Ron Lloyd

Article

***

Canadian Army trialling more powerful, more precise artillery shells

21913 Jason Braden

Article

***

‘Mission well done’ Aurora crews wrap up Op Impact contributions

G4950 Mike Adamson

Article

***

Canada’s special forces want to attract women for a job that’s more than kicking down doors

G3561 Mike Rouleau

Article

Report obtained by CTV News shows lack of confidence in military justice system

Article

***

Man overboard

15696 Jon Vance; 13551 Guy Thibault; 16086 Spencer Fraser; 20246 Jason Proulx

Article

***

RCMP case vs. Vice-Admiral Mark Norman is with prosecutors 1 year after suspension for alleged leaked secrets

14330 Alain Parent; 15141 Ron Lloyd; & Christian Leuprecht, a professor at RMC;

Article

***

Mark Norman: un an après, toujours aucune accusation contre l’ancien vice-chef d’état-major de la Défense

Article

***

Leadership lessons on supporting military veterans in business

Article

***

Special duties assigned for boss auction

21206 Jason Boyd

Article page 3

***

Corporal fined in Cold Lake military court

15519 Sandra Sukstorf – Military Judge Commander

Article

***

RCAF Member Blows Whistle on CFL Players

22100 Chris Shapka

Article page 5

***

ATF – Romania deployment “a true victory,” commander says
409 Squadron CF-18

21787 Mark Hickey

Article

***

Welcome home! 4 Wing members return from Romania

19958 Paul Doyle

Article

***

Safety concerns over Canadian pilot shortage

5868 Scott Clements

Article

***

New group of 450 Canadian military personnel headed to Latvia

21357 Sean French

Article

***

19 Wing restructured in 2017

17049 Mike Atkin

Article

***

        Photos by Louis Saulnier  (more photos from the luncheon – here)

Pictured: (C) Director of Cadets Col. Chris Ayotte; (L) Cam Carbert, Director of Communications and (R) Ken Watkin, Kingston Branch President enjoying a social break prior to lunch and the presentation by Col. Ayotte to members of the Kingston Branch, 10 Jan.

Kingston Branch Luncheon: DCdt tells it the way it is

Article by WJO

Members of the RMC Club, Kingston Branch who attended the monthly luncheon on Wednesday, 10 Jan were in for a special treat; the occasion was the first-class presentation from the current RMC, Director of Cadets, 20478 Colonel Chris Ayotte.

After reflecting on his first few months as DCdts, the Class of 1996, RMC graduate addressed a crowd of approximately 35 alumni, a majority of whom are members of the Old Brigade – about an issue they know well:

The four pillars!

The personable but matter-of-fact Military Engineer made the point very clear. For an officer / naval cadet to graduate they shall meet certain standards in ALL the pillars and demonstrated leadership potential in a command (bar) position.

Consequently, there will be no surprises come grad time.

From personal experience, I can attest that he is out and about a great deal. Cadets are often surprised when he appears at unexpected times and unexpected places. What many of them because of where they currently are in their own personal development, do not appreciate that ‘presence indicates interest’. One day most of them will get it. Sadly, some may never.

Colonel Ayotte made it clear that in his view, the ‘raw material is here’. It’s his aim to make sure that RMC officer / naval cadets are well aware of the realities of what it takes to be a commissioned officer in the CAF. Therefore, he and his team are determined to ensure that the1,027 cadets under his command are given every opportunity to develop in to future leaders that will reflect favourably from the education / training they received at RMC.

The 24-year CAF veteran did a great job in bringing his interested audience up-to-date on what is happening on the peninsula these days. Definitely, an eye opening presentation appreciated by all those in attendance.

***

Royal Roads memories…

Caption: Before & now – Most former ‘Rodents’ will recognize the photo on the left of the Colwood Inn with various memories.  The photo on the right is what remained of it last week. A backhoe dug through the remains of the Cross Roads Bar and Grill last Wednesday – 10 Jan. The Tudor-style building, originally called the Colwood Inn, was built at Colwood Corners in 1936.

Source

One Comment

  • J. R. Digger MacDougall

    January 29, 2018 at 9:59 am

    I remember the Colwood Inn very well. As both a Junior and Senior cadet I had a cabin that allowed for undetected exits. I could run up to the Colwood and purchase a six-pack or get my fave MacEwans Strong Ale. As long as there was time to do so on returning from a “liberty” pass and you were in a taxi (not college transport) a stop at the Colwood was the way to finish a day ashore. Then there was the time I got caught ! !

Leave a Reply