Which Ex Cadet Said What? When? Why?

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“After ending more than 15 years on General Council in one capacity or another, I am now quite happy to let the current Club leadership continue their excellent stewardship without my intervention.”

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“I am proud for weathering the storm of separating the RMC Club from the RMC Foundation. Today, there are two separate Boards.”

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“My years on Council saw the introduction of Lady Cadets into the College. This change brought forth many opinions on what the results of that change would be. Comments ranged from “catastrophe”, “what next”, “about time” to “welcome”. My position, then as now, was if we are to recognize equality of gender, equality of opportunity and equality of service – we should and must afford equality of entry and training for entrants into commissioned ranks.”

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“As RMC Club president, the biggest challenges dealt with rapprochement between groups of old and new members; After all, the role of the RMC Club is the bringing together of its members for mutual benefit and support; the encouragement and maintenance of that camaraderie which has always existed at the colleges, and the advancement of the welfare of its members, the cadets and the Canadian Military Colleges generally.”

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“I was kind of schooled out after four years, and I really didn’t feel like going (to medical school) right away. I figured I’d get into the workforce and my brother helped me out with an opportunity.”

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“They probably all got back at me in their own way, once they got me off the parade square, but that was all part of the fun about being a first-year cadet at RMC.”

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“I’d known for so long what I wanted to do, by the time I was in Grade 12, I was definitely ready to be at RMC,”

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“I remember when we switched to the SAM Centre. Because of the new flooring we all ended up getting shin splints because of these shoes and the new rubber floor that we were playing on.”

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“I loved aircraft. I did want to be a pilot but I knew when I was 13 and I had glasses given to me that was done. My father said if you’re thinking about the air force, somebody knew the colonel at the air force base, so I called him and did an interview for the school paper. He said you can travel the world; you can do all sorts of interesting things; we have all sorts of different aircraft. We take care of our people. It just sounded like something I would like to do. Leaving home and moving into a career, it sounded like a good fit.”

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“I always did want to go to RMC, but after the civilian experience (I was) even more convinced that it was a good fit to go there.”

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“Danny said, ‘You did pretty well in the track meet.’ I said, ‘Yes sir.’ He said, ‘What else do you do?’ I said, ‘My first sport is hockey.’ His eyes lit up. ‘He said, ‘What the hell are you are you doing at UNB?’”

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“I didn’t play rep hockey, I played house-league hockey, but the thing in rugby, is it’s a sport where there is room for different sizes and shapes of players. Your level of effort and commitment is going to be rewarded, in terms of how you support the other players. You don’t necessarily have to be a playmaker to make a big contribution to a rugby team.”

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“After ending more than 15 years on General Council in one capacity or another, I am now quite happy to let the current Club leadership continue their excellent stewardship without my intervention.”

7943 William K. Lye – Source

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“I am proud for weathering the storm of separating the RMC Club from the RMC foundation. Today, there are two separate Boards.”

5758 Michael MorresSource 

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“My years on Council saw the introduction of Lady Cadets into the College. This change brought forth many opinions on what the results of that change would be. Comments ranged from “catastrophe”, “what next”, “about time” to “welcome”. My position, then as now, was if we are to recognize equality of gender, equality of opportunity and equality of service – we should and must afford equality of entry and training for entrants into commissioned ranks.”

H2897 Herbert PittsSource 

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“As RMC Club president, the biggest challenges dealt with rapprochement between groups of old and new members; After all, the role of the RMC Club is the bringing together of its members for mutual benefit and support; the encouragement and maintenance of that camaraderie which has always existed at the colleges, and the advancement of the welfare of its members, the cadets and the Canadian Military Colleges generally.”

4100 Jacques Choquette – Source

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“I was kind of schooled out after four years, and I really didn’t feel like going (to medical school) right away. I figured I’d get into the workforce and my brother helped me out with an opportunity.”

21974 Marc Granlund – Source 

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“They probably all got back at me in their own way, once they got me off the parade square, but that was all part of the fun about being a first-year cadet at RMC.”

13068 Pete Atkinson – Source 

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“I’d known for so long what I wanted to do, by the time I was in Grade 12, I was definitely ready to be at RMC,”

23692 Leah West Sherriff – Source 

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“I remember when we switched to the SAM Centre. Because of the new flooring we all ended up getting shin splints because of these shoes and the new rubber floor that we were playing on.”

11002 Bill Sergeant – Source 

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“I loved aircraft. I did want to be a pilot but I knew when I was 13 and I had glasses given to me that was done. My father said if you’re thinking about the air force, somebody knew the colonel at the air force base, so I called him and did an interview for the school paper. He said you can travel the world; you can do all sorts of interesting things; we have all sorts of different aircraft. We take care of our people. It just sounded like something I would like to do. Leaving home and moving into a career, it sounded like a good fit.”

17383 Lucy Cerantola – Source 

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“I always did want to go to RMC, but after the civilian experience (I was) even more convinced that it was a good fit to go there.”

22323 Ryan Slate – Source 

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“Danny said, ‘You did pretty well in the track meet.’ I said, ‘Yes sir.’ He said, ‘What else do you do?’ I said, ‘My first sport is hockey.’ His eyes lit up. ‘He said, ‘What the hell are you are you doing at UNB?’”

6508 John Adams – Source  

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“I didn’t play rep hockey, I played house-league hockey, but the thing in rugby, is it’s a sport where there is room for different sizes and shapes of players. Your level of effort and commitment is going to be rewarded, in terms of how you support the other players. You don’t necessarily have to be a playmaker to make a big contribution to a rugby team.”

16598 Scott Stevenson – Source