Ex Cadets and more in the News

Canada enters dangerous year-long peacekeeping mission in Mali, Conservatives still want House debate and vote

21497 Chris McKenna

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On this day 100 years ago, Canadian troops led the First World War’s final charge

5105 J.L. Granatstein 

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MENER, C’EST APPRENDRE

17312 Jennie Carignan

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Former RCAF pilots inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame

3528 Paul Manson / 2893 Bud White

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Plan to outfit Canadian troops with U.S. uniforms a waste of $500M: top camouflage designer

14240 Pat Finn / 15696 Jon Vance / 19414 Jamie Speiser-Blanchet

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Roto Zero Theatre Activation Team: First boots on the ground / Roto Zéro, équipe d’activation du théâtre : premiers arrivés sur le terrain

G6956 Tom Murphy
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Submariners receive NATO medals

23613 Eric Isabelle

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Intruder Beware! 21 Aerospace Control and Warning Squadron has New Commanding Officer

17608 Mark Roberts / 22417 Mark Lachapelle

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CFB Trenton personnel rescue downed aircraft pilot

25191 Stephanie Pouliot

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Canada almost deported Iranian midwife over imprecise translation of a female body part

Ali Ghanbarpour-Dizboni, associate professor at RMC

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Longview contracts Cascade for Viking CL-415EAF conversion program

15998 Kevin Lemke

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Changing of the helicopter guard: Cyclone ‘leaps ahead’ of Sea Kings

21041 Travis Chapman

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Quebec’s Davie shipyard wins $610M contract to convert icebreakers for coast guard

16086 Spencer Fraser

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5045 Ralph Awrey summoned to CMR in 1956

How many readers recall receiving one of these back in the day?

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Dave Benoit

Incoming CO 19307 Captain(N) David Benoit (a former RMC Club President) speaking at the ceremony which was conducted on the Fleet Maintenance Facility CAPE BRETON  (FMFCS)  jetty with HMCS ST. JOHN’S in the background.

The sun was prominent and it was very warm during the 45-minute ceremony which was held this past Friday, 10 August.
A reception was held onboard the ship on the ship’s flight deck.

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Canso Charity Golf Tournament

Once again, the Toronto Branch is supporting the CANSO memorial golf tournament honouring 6513 John Bart (65)photo left and 7076 John Van Haastrecht (66) – photo right. The proceeds are divided evenly between the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and the RMC Foundation. Your enthusiastic support is solicited. You can play, sponsor a hole or sponsor skill competitions such as longest drive or closest to the pin or, be a lunch sponsor. All contributions are wholly or partially tax deductible. For full details, visit the Toronto Branch Web Site or Click HERE for Canso Charity Golf Tournament – Golf Tournament Registration

Thank you for your support.

TDV

7077 Paul Wehrle

Class of ’66

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Left – Rick Melanson being publicly recognized by the Commandant, BGen Bouchard at a recent College function for his outstanding volunteer contributions on behalf of RMC.

M0824 Rick Melanson: RMC Volunteer Extraordinaire – Calling it a Day

M0824 Rick Melanson UTPNCM graduate, has decided to retire from RMC at the end of August.  The College will host a get-together on TUESDAY 21 August at the Senior Staff Mess, RMC Kingston, from 15:00 to 18:00 in his honour.

Rick will be leaving huge footprints from both his primary position and the number of volunteer projects he has supported with passion over a number of years.

There will be light refreshments and the bar will be open.  rick.melanson@rmc.ca

3 Comments

  • J. R. Digger MacDougall

    August 13, 2018 at 10:30 am

    WOW !! I thought I had a few heirlooms from the past like photos of classmates from 1957. However I think Ralph Awrey wins the prize. Yes, Ralph, I remember receiving one of those telegraphed communication slips which was delivered by hand to me at home by a uniformed telegraph messenger who arrived on a bicycle. If I recall correctly, Alexander G. Bell had not yet been born nor had the telephone yet been invented. Are we getting old or what !!!

  • Karmin McKay

    August 13, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Digger, I remember delivering that message to you. It was my first day on the job. The rain was coming down in buckets and hail about the size of grapefruit were coming down. When I finally made it up that steep hill, and you took the message from my hand, the sun came out, the birds started singing and the communists surrendered due to your impending arrival in the Corps.

  • Doug (Shag) Southen

    August 13, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    And Karmin, I remember bass fishing with you on Loughborough Lake, mid to late 90s I think, and you caught ten bass over ten pounds in a single day.

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