Ex Cadets and more in the news
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14330 Alain Parent; 15141 Ron Lloyd; & Christian Leuprecht, a professor at RMC;
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22100 Chris Shapka
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409 Squadron CF-18
21787 Mark Hickey
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21357 Sean French
19 Wing restructured in 2017
17049 Mike Atkin
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.