What’s happening at RMC? A ton of stuff!

RMC peninsula photos by: Louis Saulnier 

Professional Development – 10 Jan – No life like it!

(IV) Actual Summary Trial; (III) CAF strategies; (II) Drill practise; and (I) Mess PMC sharing his experiences –

Article coordinated by: 27738 OCdt (IV) Adam-Dimitri Pacheco-Béland

4th year Professional Development was about the process of a summary trial. The 4th year class was able to sit in a summary trial in order to better understand how they work and what takes place during a summary trial. He was found guilty and we discussed the process and how to present evidence and call witnesses. Witnessing such procedures is helpful to the OCdts about to graduate, as they will be presiding over them once they obtain their commission.

Les quatrièmes années ont assisté à un procès sommaire. Ils y ont assisté afin de mieux être au courant de ce qu’implique une telle procédure et comment elle a lieu. L’accusé a été trouvé coupable, puis une discussion a eu lieu sur la démarche et comment présenter des pièces d’évidence ou appeler un témoin. Être présent à de telles procédures permet de familiariser les élofs à la fin de leur cheminement scolaire aux événements dont ils devront présider en tant qu’officier commissionné.

—–3e année—–

Third years had a presentation on strategies used in the Canadian Armed Forces. The presentation was mostly on defensive structures in place and the importance of defensive strategies. Being aware of the operations and structures in place is beneficial for the professional development of the OCdts that are nearing the end of their military training.

Les troisièmes années ont eu une présentation sur les stratégies dans les forces armées canadiennes (FAC). La présentation avait principalement comme sujet les stratégies de défenses en place ainsi que leur importance. Être au courant des structures en place et les opérations effectuées par les FAC est bénéfique au développement professionnel des élofs près de la fin de leur entraînement militaire.

Second years were assembled in order to assess the quality of their drill after the Christmas break. One hour period was assigned, but the OCdts were dismissed quickly since they proved to have maintained the required standard. Maintaining a high drill standard allows for a better standing and potentially reduces the time spent practicing for parades.

Suite au congé de Noël, les deuxièmes années ont été rassemblées afin de vérifier que leur exercice élémentaire atteignait toujours le standard requis. Une période d’une heure a été allouée afin de confirmer la prestance des élofs, qui ont pu rapidement retourner à leurs occupations étant donné la qualité de leur exercice élémentaire. Un standard élevé d’exercice élémentaire donne une meilleure allure aux élofs et réduit potentiellement le temps passé à pratiquer pour les parades.

—-1ere année—–

First years assisted a presentation in their own Mess by their new CWC, OCdt Gavin Omand. The big shot within the student wing related his experience at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC) and discussed the opportunities offered to them as a part of their journey through this institution. It is to the advantage of the new OCdts to be aware of what the RMCC family has to offer.

Les premières années se sont rassemblés dans les mess des Élofs pour discuter avec le nouveau CWC, Élof Gavin Omand. Ils ont assisté à une présentation par le gros bonnet parmis les élofs sur son expérience au collège militaire royal du Canada ainsi que les opportunités qui s’offrent à eux au cours de leur parcours dans notre institution. C’est à l’avantage des nouveaux élofs d’être mis au courant de ce qui leur est offert par la famille des collèges militaires.

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Baptism of fire for new bar slate

Article by: 28057 OCdt (II) C.M. Bond

Returning back to RMC can be difficult for cadets for many reasons. It can be especially difficult when flights get delayed and the weather is bad. However, it can become more difficult when catastrophe hits RMC when cadets return back from vacation. Such is the case for the residents of Fort Sauvé.

This past Sunday, the Cadets who live in Fort Sauvé were greeted back to fire alarms, fire fighters, and flooding when a pipe had burst in the dormitories forth floor’s laundry room. At first, when the fire alarms when off, people thought it was just a prank, but they were sadly misinformed. The flooding began around 10 pm on Sunday and it was not until around midnight that the flooding had been stopped. Once the flooding had stopped, the janitorial staff worked tirelessly to get rid of most of the water and were up until 2 am working on cleaning the mess.

For some people’s rooms were left unflooded since they were on the opposite side from the laundry room, but the people’s rooms outside of the flooding area were not as lucky. For a majority of people, the water from the pipe flowed into the elevator and into the stairwell, leaving the other part of the top floor unaffected. As for the floors below, only a little bit of water had seeped through the floor and onto the ceiling. With that, it was only the norther part of the top floor that was affected, but it still made for a chaotic night for the cadets.

As for the cadets themselves, they followed the standard procedure to exit the building and wait for further instructions. It was not until for ten or fifteen minutes before the situation was told and the cadets were moved elsewhere. The cadets were moved into the formal mess and the situation began to evolve.

Interestingly, the cadets had recently changed bar positions, which meant that the new leaders were put to the test when the situation occurred. Due to this, a plan had to be quickly made to figure out who was still missing and who was here. This came down to the Cadet Division Leader (CDL), The Cadet Squadron Leaders (CSLs) and the respective Cadet Flight Comanders(CFLs). The CDL decide to make a plan to know where all the cadets were. The CDLs delegated to both the CSL and CFL to get a head count of all the people under their comand. Everyone had been accounted for, minus those still returning to the college, and that situation was resolved.

A new problem arose, the cadets needed to find a place to sleep, so the CDL decided to let the stranded cadets figure out their housing for the night with the intention of them returning back in the morning. The cadets who didn’t find rooms went and got cots to sleep in the Formal mess.

Quick thinking was done by the cadet’s leadership roles allowed for the cadets of Fort Sauvé to find a new home as well as figure out where the missing personnel was. The situation not only demonstrates the leadership capability of RMC but demonstrates some of the leadership opportunities, even at the most inopportune times.

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Une rencontre fortuite

Élève officier Richard sur la gauche, M. Robert Burleigh #4281 au centre et Aspirant de marine Robitaille sur la droite.

Une rencontre fortuite

par 28682 Aspm (I)  Audrey-Maude Robitaille – Escadron 1

Dire que cette journée fut couronnée de succès ne serait pas mentir. Souvent on se lève le matin avec un objectif précis en tête, pour finalement aller se coucher le soir et réaliser qu’en rétrospective, notre journée ne s’est pas exactement déroulée tel que convenu. Ce fut le cas pour Jérémy et moi-même lorsque nous avons rencontré M. Robert Burleigh sur le chemin du retour vers Stone Frigate.

Well it felt great to be showing him around the different parts of the college. He was a kind and grateful man, but also made me think of how it’s going to be for us 60 years from now when we come back to visit. There’s a lot that might change, but it’s always going to be recognizable like it was for him. There’s one thing he said on his visit that I think we can all relate and agree with: “I had gone to Queen’s, but when I came back here, I can’t explain it… but it feels like I belong here.”

Ocdt Richard #28581

Il était là à contempler l’immeuble et semblait se questionner. Nous lui avons donc offert notre aide et c’est ainsi que nous avons découvert qu’il était en fait un ancien étudiant du collège et que Stone Frigate était son ancienne maison. À sa demande, nous lui firent visiter ses anciens quartiers et c’est avec beaucoup d’émotions qu’il redécouvrit la chambre qu’il occupait autrefois. Enthousiasmé par la visite, M. Burleigh désirait visiter un peu plus le collège et comme il n’avait pas accès aux édifices, nous nous sommes fait un plaisir de l’accompagner à l’ancien gymnase, à la cafétéria et au mess des élèves officiers. Ce fut une tournée très agréable ponctuée d’histoires personnelles, culturelles et sociales où nous avons appris à apprécier une fois de plus le caractère unique du collège. Après environ une heure, nous avons remercié M. Bureleigh d’avoir partagé avec nous son histoire et nous sommes retournés à notre étude, ravie par notre rencontre.

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Sports

 Hockey:

Recent results

Fri 12 Jan UOIT 3 @ RMC 2

Sat 13 Jan UOIT 4 @ RMC 1

Upcoming games   

Wed 17 Jan Queen’s @ RMC    @ 7:00 PM

Sat 20 Jan West Point @ RMC  @ Kingston K-Rock Center 7:30 PM

(M) Volleyball

Recent results

Sat 13 Jan  RMC 0 @ Nipissing 3

Sun 14 Jan RMC 0 @ York 3

Upcoming

Sat 20 Jan 3:00 PM    Trent @ RMC

(W) Volleyball

Recent results

Sat 13 Jan   RMC 2 @ Nipissing 3

Sun 14 Jan RMC 1 @ York 3

Upcoming

Sat 20 Jan 1:00 PM   Trent @ RMC

Fencing:

Recent results

Sat 13 Jan  8:00 AM – 8:00 PM    Carleton Invitational @ Carleton U – no results available at press time

Upcoming

Fri 19 Jan  8:00 AM – 8:00 PM    Canada Cup @ Quebéc City

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Great article on the RMC / Queen’s University hockey rivalry from the  National Post – Here

Indeed, by dropping the puck in 1886, Queen’s and RMC — the Gaels and Paladins — predated every major team, trophy and institution in hockey. Their rivalry is older than the Stanley Cup, first awarded in 1893, and the NHL, which celebrated the 100th anniversary of its birth last month with an outdoor …

One Comment

  • Fran Gaudet

    January 18, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Great job on those photos “What a Difference a Week Makes” – Louis Saulnier!
    I could almost feel the cold snow blowing…..brrrrr

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