Golden Oldies

Golden Oldies

RMC 1976

 

RMC 1959

 

RMC 1994

 

RMC 1979

 

RMC 2001

 

RMC 1974

 

RMC 1963

 

RMC 1963

 

RMC 1998

 

RMC 1995

 

RMC 1980

 

RMC 1960

RMC 1991

 

LeRempart-Edition1960-61

Il y a 65 ans, où formait-on les officiers des Forces canadiennes?

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CMR 1972

 

RMC 1955

 

RMC 1963

 

RMC 1975

 

RMC 1970

 

RMC 1974

 

RMC 2006

 

RMC 1969

 

RMC 1989

 

CMR 1968

 

CMR 1960

 

RMC 2001

 

RMC 1963

 

RMC 1976

 

RMC 1998

 

RMC 1994

 

RMC 1959

 

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Caption: Just prior to departing RMC, Padre Catherine MacKinnon sent these two photos along to us.

“This is long over due. There were some memory issues around naming those in the black and white… then I got really busy.”

She went on to say:

“An RMC Graduate returns to pipe alongside the current pipers and drummers of RMC’s Pipes and Drums. Major (retd) Graeme Ogilvie (11396) class of ’77 is on the far left wearing an RCMP uniform.

He is also in the black and white photo below in the right marker position. Alongside OCdt Ogilvie are:

Cadet Flight Leader Greg Hug

Front Row (L to R): Graeme Ogilvie, Gord Jamieson, Mike Sweeney

Middle Row (L to R): Art Reid, Ian MacLeod, Gord Kirk

Third Row (L to R): Mark Stokes, (hidden), Eric Vance

Far Back Row (by himself): Brian Clements”

3 Comments

  • Marius Grinius

    November 21, 2017 at 12:23 am

    Re photo “RMC 1994”: the “Pillbox” is a difficult piece of military head-dress to wear in the best of times.(Secret: masking tape inside.) But it has a long history and can be worn properly with dignity as shown in this particular photo. It should not rest on top of the head like some bellboy’s hope for a tip (if bellboys even continue to exist).
    #8816 (Old Curmudgeon) Marius Grinius

  • Dave Wightman

    November 22, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    At the risk of offending the really ancient traditionalists, isn’t it time to admit that the RMC pillbox is the most completely dysfunctional and absurd looking head covering ever conceived? The picture to which Marius Grinius refers is a classic example of the complete failure of the pillbox as part of an otherwise very smart and formal looking uniform. The pillbox cannot be worn in a uniform way; every cadet in the picture has his or her own way of making it look ridiculous. The pillbox second from the left looks like some horrible growth sprouting from the cadet’s head. These things should be relegated to the “dustbin of history” forthwith. Surely someone can design a modern head covering for RMC cadets.
    #3334 (Even Older Curmudgeon) Dave Wightman

  • 7317 John Tyrrell

    November 23, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    According to the Wikipedia entry, the pillbox is based on the pileus pannonicus or “Pannonian cap” worn by Roman soldiers during the late Roman Empire. That makes it well over 1500 years old. Dave Wightman is right. Pension it off. Or accord it a proper burial with full military honours.
    #7317 (An intermediate level Old Curmudgeon?)

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