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In This Issue 9 / Dans ce numéro 9

Editor’s Note: In light of the Ontario stay at home order, the RMC Club Gift Shop is closed but will remain open for online orders. You can order through the Gift Shop site at https://store.rmcclub.ca/ or email either [email protected] or [email protected] 

Note de l’éditrice: En raison de la commande au domicile en Ontario, la boutique de cadeaux du RMC Club reste fermée mais restera ouverte pour les commandes en ligne. Vous pouvez commander sur le site de la boutique de cadeaux à https://store.rmcclub.ca/ ou par courriel à [email protected] ou à [email protected]


Please note that the publication of eVeritas Issue 10/2021 has been delayed for one week to accommodate RMC’s 2021 Graduation events and will now be published on May 25, 2021. Thank you. 

Veuillez noter que la publication d’eVeritas Numéro 10/2021 a été retardée d’une semaine pour tenir compte des événements de remise des diplômes du CMR 2021 et sera désormais publiée le 25 mai 2021. Merci.


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In This Issue 9 / Dans ce numéro 9

Table of Contents / Table des matière

Alumni Making the News / Des anciens font l’actualité

Marquez vos calendriers pour la convocation et la parade de fin d’année du CMR Saint-Jean / Mark Your Calendars for RMC Saint-Jean’s Convocation & End of Year Parade

RMC Community Remembers Fallen Crew of STALKER-22 / La communauté du CMR se souvient d’équipage de STALKER-22

Give your graduate the gift that lasts a lifetime! / Offrez un cadeau pour souligner la réussite de votre diplômé(e)!

RÉSILIENCE PLUS BÂTIR LA RÉSILIENCE, PAVER LA VOIE AU SUCCÈS, PROMOUVOIR L’EXCELLENCE / RESILIENCE PLUS BUILDING RESILIENCE, DRIVING SUCCESS, PROMOTING EXCELLENCE

10966 MICHEL MAISONNEUVE: MEMORIES OF RMC – SOUVENIRS DU CMR PART 10 / PARTIE 10

10970 Karmin McKay: Reflections on the Importance of Respecting the Rank

12570 Mike Kennedy Reviews “A Time Such as There Never Was Before” by Alan Bowker

Keeping Tabs / Gardez un œil sur eux

Golden Oldies

6560 Andrew Nellestyn’s Food For Thought: It is the unknown which drives civilization forward

No. 758 BRIGADIER SIR EDWARD OLIVER WHEELER,  MC, Ld H(Fr), RE – A life of courage, professionalism and service

Class of ’79 Remembers: N Flight – When Circles are Just Not Enough

We Get Emails: 5045 Ralph Awrey Tackles COVID Boredom

Rencontrez les élèves-officiers diplômés du programme d’études internationales au CMR Saint-Jean (Partie 2) / Meet the Graduating Officer Cadets of the International Studies Program at RMC Saint-Jean (Part 2)

What’s Happening At RMC / Qu’est-ce qui se passe au CMR

A170 Tom Rozman: Operating with the Headquarters and Combat Trains—Leadership in the Operations of the Tactical Operations Center and the Combat Trains

Deaths | Décès

In Case You Missed It / Si vous avez raté

TOURNOI DE GOLF REPORTÉ / GOLF TOURNAMENT POSTPONED

Memorial Fund for Fallen Ex Cadets

Need to get ahold of us?

TD Insurance Customer Relief: Helping Canadians Impacted by COVID-19

Tell your story! / Raconte ton histoire!

Marquez vos calendriers pour la convocation et la parade de fin d’année du CMR Saint-Jean / Mark Your Calendars for RMC Saint-Jean’s Convocation & End of Year Parade

Cérémonie de collation des grades / Convocation Vendredi 14 mai 2021 à 13 h 00 HAE / Friday, May 14, 2021 at 1 PM EDT Rejoignez-nous sur notre chaine YouTube, à partir de 13h, le 14 mai, pour suivre en direct la cérémonie de collation des grades. / Join us on our YouTube channel, starting at…

RMC Community Remembers Fallen Crew of STALKER-22 / La communauté du CMR se souvient d’équipage de STALKER-22

(Thursday, April 29, 2021) With heavy hearts, the RMC Community remembers and honours today all six of the fallen members of STALKER-22, which included four RMC ex-cadets, who perished on this day last year. Our thoughts are with the families, friends, and loved ones of fallen, who are dearly missed. Shearwater Aviation Museum’s virtual tour…

Give your graduate the gift that lasts a lifetime! / Offrez un cadeau pour souligner la réussite de votre diplômé(e)!

Looking for the perfect gift for your graduate this year? Give them the gift that lasts a lifetime with a Life Membership in the Royal Military Colleges Club of Canada! Contact Mary Darlington ([email protected]) or Anna-Michelle Shewfelt ([email protected]) or call 1-888-386-3762 for membership info and payment options. Vous cherchez le cadeau idéal lui à offrir!…

RÉSILIENCE PLUS BÂTIR LA RÉSILIENCE, PAVER LA VOIE AU SUCCÈS, PROMOUVOIR L’EXCELLENCE / RESILIENCE PLUS BUILDING RESILIENCE, DRIVING SUCCESS, PROMOTING EXCELLENCE

RÉSILIENCE PLUS BÂTIR LA RÉSILIENCE, PAVER LA VOIE AU SUCCÈS, PROMOUVOIR L’EXCELLENCE Lobna Chérif, PhD, CAPP, CRT Lorsque j’ai approché M. Harry Kowal (PhD) à l’été 2018 avec l’idée d’offrir des opportunités d’éducation et de formation aux Aspirants de la marine et élèves-officiers (Élof / Aspm) pour bâtir ou améliorer leur résilience, il a accueilli…

10966 MICHEL MAISONNEUVE: MEMORIES OF RMC – SOUVENIRS DU CMR PART 10 / PARTIE 10

CENTENNIAL CLASS OF 1976/CLASSE DU CENTENAIRE 1976 À l’approche de l’entrée de notre promotion dans la Vieille Brigade, plusieurs souvenirs remontent à la surface. Je vais tenter d’en écrire quelques uns; certains en français, certains en anglais. As the date of entry of our Class into the Old Brigade approaches, many memories resurface; I will…

Keeping Tabs / Gardez un œil sur eux

19874 Brian Macdonald – Senior Political Strategist at Samuel Associates M0958 Jason Kauen – Canadian Army HQ – Information and Knowledge Management Operations 23166 Andrea Hanley – Co-Founder B153 14741 Jean Genest – President and CEO at Pole Air Aviation 10155 Gregory Mitchell – Executive Director at Peace Operations Consulting 24673 Glynis Rogers – Photographer…

6560 Andrew Nellestyn’s Food For Thought: It is the unknown which drives civilization forward

IT IS NOT WHAT IS KNOWN THAT DRIVES CIVILIZATION FORWARD. IT IS THE UNKNOWN NOURISHED BY INSATIABLE CURIOSITY AND UNBOUNDED IMAGINATION The engineering advances in wind technology just boggle the mind! Nothing can be summarily dismissed. Truly imagination is more powerful than knowledge. Knowledge focuses on what has been achieved and is known. It is…

No. 758 BRIGADIER SIR EDWARD OLIVER WHEELER,  MC, Ld H(Fr), RE – A life of courage, professionalism and service

Above – Back left to right: Guy Bullock, Henry Morshead, Oliver Wheeler, George Mallory. Front left to right: A.M. Herron, Sandy Wollaston, Charles Howard-Bury, Harold Raeburn Article by 5300 Bob Thomas, with considerable input from 3572 Frank Norman and Lena Belliveau, Curator of the RMC Museum  2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Mount Everest Reconnaissance…

Rencontrez les élèves-officiers diplômés du programme d’études internationales au CMR Saint-Jean (Partie 2) / Meet the Graduating Officer Cadets of the International Studies Program at RMC Saint-Jean (Part 2)

Pour la partie 1 de cette série, veuillez voir ici. / For part 1 of this series please see here. Gracieuseté des Affaires publiques du CMR Saint-Jean / Courtesy of RMC Saint-Jean Public Affairs  Jusqu’au 13 mai nous avons le plaisir de vous présenter les élèves-officiers finissants du baccalauréat en Études internationales du Collège militaire…

A170 Tom Rozman: Operating with the Headquarters and Combat Trains—Leadership in the Operations of the Tactical Operations Center and the Combat Trains

Above: Left to right, Distinctive Unit Insignia and Arms of the Headquarters of the 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, 2nd Infantry Division, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry, 1st Battalion, 58th Infantry, Headquarters, XVIIIth Airborne Corps, 197th Separate Mechanized Infantry Brigade, 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 58th Infantry, 2nd Battalion, 6th Mechanized Infantry, and 1st Armored Division  Article by…

Deaths | Décès

Above photo by Liam Norris 5432 David Pollard  Age 82 of Hantsport, passed away peacefully on April 14, 2021 in Valley Regional Hospital. He was born on March 20, 1939 in Montreal a son of the late Edward and Rolande (Cyr) Pollard. He was a gradutate of the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ont. He…