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Photo of the Week by Curtis Maynard

A tip of the hat to the following members who just recently updated their Club membership status: Chapeau aux membres suivants qui ont tout récemment mis à jour leur adhésion au Club: RCNC 247 Robert Montgomery; 2933 Maurice Lalonde; 3069 William A McColl; 3120 Rick Edwards – Five Year Membership; 3329 William R Vallevand; 4518 Gregory K Welch; 4838 James E Morwick – Lifetime membership;  6181 Anthony J Halliday – Lifetime Membership; 6326 Walter S Yankowich; 6587 W Doug Armstrong;

6908 Barry Grace – Lifetime membership;  7200 Rod Sword – Lifetime Membership;   7729 Ross F Carruthers; 7769 Michael A Lawrance; 9277 Robert Milburn; 10725 Bruce G Morrison – Lifetime membership; 10777 Tony Wojcik; 11001 William F Schultz; 11133 Kenneth Orr.

Club Membership Info Join, Update or Renew ‘Now’

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You’re not alone – Mental Health resources for CAF members and families

In This Issue 15:

13987 Bryan Bailey – Club E.D. – One Year On

Class Notes

Ex-Cadets in the News;

Travel Opportunity for Two – End of May &

Recent CANFORGEN – Sr Officers’ Updates

Activité du Chapitre Fort Saint-Jean / A Fort Saint-Jean Branch Activity

Who Is He? Who are they?

The Week That Was at RMCC…

Gettysburg Battlefield Tour

Danielle Andela Shines the Spotlight on Otter Squadron: M1042 (III) William Buss

Qu’est-ce qui se passe au CMR Saint-Jean

Careers / Carrières

Trivia & Did You Know By E3161 Victoria Edwards?

Part V The Reality of Battle – The Italian Campaign –

2761 Colonel Syd Frost: Northern Italy – New Equipment

Dr. Sawyer got his claws into us today in Eco 34

We get emails

Obituary – received at press time – 3123 George Edward (Ted) Forman –

Visitation will take place at the Pinecrest Visitation Centre, 2500 Baseline Road, Ottawa on Monday, April 14 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Services at St. John the Apostle Church, 2340 Baseline Road, Tuesday, April 15 at 1 p.m. Reception to follow.  More

 

 

ENCORE:

Look, look, UPDATED 10 April – Lundy’s Lane July 25 Celebration

RMC Club (Hamilton Branch) CELEBRATES THE ANNIVERSARY OF

THE BATTLE OF LUNDY’s LANE JULY 25

PWOR Committed to Restoring Kingston’s Cross of Sacrifice

2015 RMC ALUMNI IRELAND TOUR

Juno Beach Centre Association Notice:

In honour of the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings, the Juno Beach Centre Association is paying tribute to the Canadians who lost their lives on June 6, 1944.

Dr David Baird Book – Physics at RMC, The First 125 Years. (1876 to 2001)

Business Section

QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

Morale building quotes from Vice Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson:

“No Captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy.”

“Time is everything. Five minutes make the difference between defeat and victory.”

“My character and good name are in my own keeping. Life with disgrace is dreadful. A glorious death is sure to be envied.”

Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, KB (29 September 1758 – 21 October 1805) was a British flag officer famous for his service in the Royal Navy, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. He was noted for his inspirational leadership and superb grasp of strategy and unconventional tactics, which resulted in a number of decisive naval victories. He was wounded several times in combat, losing one arm in the unsuccessful attempt to conquer Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the sight in one eye in Corsica. Of his several victories, the best known and most notable was the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, during which he was shot and killed.

Nelson was born into a moderately prosperous Norfolk family and joined the navy through the influence of his uncle, Maurice Suckling. He rose rapidly through the ranks and served with leading naval commanders of the period before obtaining his own command in 1778. He developed a reputation in the service through his personal valour and firm grasp of tactics but suffered periods of illness and unemployment after the end of the American War of Independence. The outbreak of the French Revolutionary Wars allowed Nelson to return to service, where he was particularly active in the Mediterranean. He fought in several minor engagements off Toulon and was important in the capture of Corsica and subsequent diplomatic duties with the Italian states. In 1797, he distinguished himself while in command of HMS Captain at the Battle of Cape St Vincent.

Shortly after the battle, Nelson took part in the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, where his attack was defeated and he was badly wounded, losing his right arm, and was forced to return to England to recuperate. The following year, he won a decisive victory over the French at the Battle of the Nile and remained in the Mediterranean to support the Kingdom of Naples against a French invasion. In 1801, he was dispatched to the Baltic and won another victory, this time over the Danes at the Battle of Copenhagen. He subsequently commanded the blockade of the French and Spanish fleets at Toulon and, after their escape, chased them to the West Indies and back but failed to bring them to battle. After a brief return to England, he took over the Cádiz blockade in 1805. On 21 October 1805, the Franco-Spanish fleet came out of port, and Nelson’s fleet engaged them at the Battle of Trafalgar. The battle was Britain’s greatest naval victory, but during the action Nelson was fatally wounded by a French sniper. His body was brought back to England where he was accorded a state funeral.

Nelson’s death at Trafalgar secured his position as one of Britain’s most heroic figures. The significance of the victory and his death during the battle led to his famous signal, “England expects that every man will do his duty“, being regularly quoted, paraphrased and referenced up to the modern day. Numerous monuments, including Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, London, have been created in his memory and his legacy remains highly influential.

2 Comments

  • LCol Theo Heuthorst

    April 14, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    To Whom It May Concern,

    It was quite interesting, though some might say appalling, to read an article about famous Nelsonian quotes, published in a forum dedicated to the Canadian Military Colleges (plural) that did not make reference to RRMC. All proud Roadents are familiar with the quote that hung above the entrance to Grant Block, “Duty is the great business of a sea officer; all private considerations must give way to it, however painful it may be.”

    Yours Aye,
    LCol Theo Heuthorst
    16552, RRMC 88

  • JJ Smith

    April 14, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    We would do well, in this 65th anniversary year of the RCN’s Mainguy Commission of Inquiry*, to reflect on the extent to which a distinct national naval identity has been achieved in Canada and the distance we have yet to go in the making of a naval service that truly reflects the civil society it draws from. So, commending Nelson’s (decidedly hortatory) leadership injunctions to eVeritas readers is a useful start. But let us not be long in hearing from the likes of the Brodeurs, Jeffry Brock and John Anderson.

    Yours faithfully,
    16142 JJ Smith, RR 88

    * “Report on certain ‘Incidents’ which occurred on board HMC Ships ATHABASKAN, CRESCENT and MAGNIFICENT and on other matters concerning the Royal Canadian Navy” (Ottawa: King’s Printer, 1949).

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