Oops, I Missed it!
During the badging ceremony last week there were three ex-commandants from the Class of ’65 performing duties: (L) 6440 Capt (N) AJ Goode RRMC – 1984-87; (Centre) 6719 BGen M Matte RMC – 1993-94; (R) 6496 BGen JCA Emond CMR – 1991-94 and RMC – 1994-96.
In the photo the three are pictured with the I Year Class Senior – Ocdt Jeremy Jobin and his mother, Patti. Father, Daniel Jobin – not in photo – is a former Director of Athletics at RRMC.
The Class of 65, the “Class of the Generals” (11!), is extremely proud to have produced commandants for all three CanMilCols that existed until Roads was closed, and it is the only class ever to do so. On top of that, 6496 BGen JCA Emond was commandant of both CMR and RMC, a “first” in itself, and so far unequalled.
Editor: The significance of this event should have received better coverage in e-Veritas 39 – last week. I regret the error. Bill Oliver