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11th Annual Wall of Honour Ceremony “Recognizes those who came before us”

Article by 28230 OCdt Victoria Pierrot

Photos by Corporal Brandon Liddy, RMC Public Affairs

The Wall of Honour was established in 2009 by the Class of 1963 and is now the responsiblity of the Class of 1975. It recognizes former Cadets of any of the Canadian military colleges who have had outstanding accomplishments and made contributions to Canada and the world.

This year the ceremony recognized two new inductees and unveiled their plaques in a beautiful ceremony held in Currie Hall. The late 689 Major-General Thomas-Louis Tremblay CB, CMG, DSO, ED (1886-1951), and the late 1828 Brigadier George Edwin “Ted” Beament CM, OBE, ED, CD, QC, LLD (1908-2005) were the two inductees celebrated by RMC staff and Cadets, family members of the respective inductees and the public.

MGen Tremblay’s plaque was unveiled by Tremblay’s grandchildren, Francois and Marie Tremblay. The inscription read “Soldier, Engineer, Nation Builder.” Brigadier Beament’s plaque was unveiled by his granddaughter, Ariana Bradford. The plaque’s inscription read, “Athlete, Soldier, Advocate, Volunteer.”  For a in-depth look into their military and personal achievements please see this link: https://www.rmc-cmr.ca/en/college-commandants-office/rmc-wall-honour-citations

Following the remarks of the family members, prior honouree H7860 LGen (Ret’d) Roméo Dallaire, addressed the crowd and reinforced the contributions of Trenblay and Beatmen. Dallaire noted that, “I was able to sustain my duty in conflict because of those before us and those that came to RMC.” As a Wall of Honour inductee himself, Dallaire understands firsthand the honour bestowed upon one who is inducted onto the Wall.