The Support Behind the Expedition: Representatives from the RMCC Expedition Club presented BGen Eric Tremblay, Commandant RMCC, with the gift of a mask from their expedition to Africa to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. Pictured from left are: College Chief Warrant Officer, CPO1 Elizabeth Lindsay; Expedition member NCdt Brittany Brown; Expedition Leader OCdt Anthony Matlock; RMCC Commandant, BGen Eric Tremblay; Deputy Expedition Leader OCdt Eric Robb. (Photo by OCdt Emily Morgan) (Previous article)
By 25881 OCdt Anthony Matlock, Expedition Leader
With the RMCC Expedition Club’s “Kili Team” of ten cadets settling back into College routine this week after their successful summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the opportunity was taken to thank Commandant BGen Eric Tremblay for his support of our adventure and humanitarian mission to East Africa this Winter leave. The team’s gift to the Commandant: a traditional hand-carved mask from Kigali, Rwanda with a special inscription.
Gifts and thanks were also given to Ms. Christine Powers (Rec & IM Manager) and Capt Anthony Robb (1 Squadron Commander) for their instrumental support on the homefront, and constant belief in cadets’ ability to overcome logistical summits.
Many thanks are also extended to key supporters within the RMCC community: LCol (Ret’d) Dr. David Last, LCol Susan Wigg, Maj Donald Munroe, Capt Kevin Schamuhn, Mr. Darren Cates, Professor Rebecca Tiessen, Ms. Joanne Morgan, Maj Rory Fowler, Mr. Stephane Robert, RMCC Unit Fund, the staff at DGPFSS, the Ops & Training Cell, the Expedition Club’s Strategic Adviser Maj Meagan McGrath, Mr. Bill Oliver and members of the RMC Club of Canada — Mr. Geoff Bennett, Mr. Dennis Apedaile, Mr. Ken Benoit, and Mr. Bob Kompf – for their motivating words of support. The Team particularly appreciates these recent comments:
“I read with great admiration the article about the RMC Cadet’s conquering Kilimanjaro. Once again it displayed the ingenuity and capacity of Canadian youth. This will be an accomplishment that they will never forget. Kudos to all those who made this happen.”
– Major (Ret’d.) W.J. “Danny” McLeod H25917
Photos by: 26288 Ocdt (I) Sarabjot Anand
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