Ex-Cadets and More in the News

Israel to probe deadly flotilla attack

Ex Cadet – Brigadier General (ret’d) 11027 Ken Watkin (RMC 1976) among international participants who will take part in the hearings and deliberations

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Canso expands to retail

11623 John Carswell (CMR RMC 1978), one of a number of graduates from RMC Kingston now plying their trade in the investment industry, has been focusing on corporate bonds for more than 25 years

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Major Danny McLeod is one of the many WWII veterans who will take part in this production.

It’s lights, camera, action at military college

“We wanted to feature the college and the ex-cadets because the country’s military colleges have had a huge role in the evolution of not just the military, but the country,” said retired colonel 6560 Andrew Nellestyn (RMC 1965), co-producer of the The Veterans.

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Preparing for last rotation in Afghanistan

From May 10 to June 4, the members of 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (Tac Hel Sqn) participated in Exercise FAUCON AGUERRI in the Quebec region.

“The purpose of this exercise is to validate and confirm the level of operational readiness of the members of the unit prior to deployment to Afghanistan,” said Captain Daniel Baillargeon, the Assistant Operations Officer of 430 Tac Hel Sqn.

“The flight mission scenarios devised for Ex FAUCON AGUERRI are diverse, but embrace the full range of tasks our crews will encounter while on deployment.”

22780 Captain Daniel Baillargeon (RMC 2004)

“Being able to conduct joint training with the Battle Group in Valcartier prior to deployment was very interesting, and the training was highly realistic,” commented Capt Jillian Bristow, a CH-146 Griffon helicopter pilot.

23126 Captain Jillian Bristow (RMC 2005)

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What it takes to float the navy

“Fleets are always under a process of revitalization,” says Rear Admiral Tyrone Pile, commander of Maritime Forces Pacific. “Everything has a time limit on it or a shelf life just like your car.”

It’s crucial that the navy keeps up with emerging technologies and capabilities of other navies, Pile says.

“[There is] an ever-changing spectrum of threats we have to deal with in a maritime environment,” he says, citing the resurgence of piracy off the coast of Somalia as one example. “This is one of the areas our navy will continue to contribute on a global scale.”

12324 Rear-Admiral Tyrone Pile (RRMC 1979)

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Super Hercules: now in Canada

MGen Lawson had words of praise for 8 Wing personnel. “I congratulate all members of 8 Wing who have worked tirelessly to help integrate this new capability into wing and squadron operations, and doing that while you’re holding down the myriad responsibilities that you do. I thank you for it.

“The Air Force is better positioned now than at any other time in recent memory to protect Canadian interests here at home and around the world.

“Welcome to the Hercules J model,” he concluded.

12192 Major-General Tom Lawson (RMC 1979)

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Military tries to disperse dark cloud over Tweed left by Russell Williams

“There’s a fairly strong sense of self-being, and therefore a pretty good capacity to stand on your feet; to stand up straight again if you’re burdened down,” Mr. Vance said. “We’ll certainly be glad when this Williams cloud passes.”

H3536 Lieutenant-General (ret’d) Jack Vance (RMC 1956) pictured in blue sweter.

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Patriotic tingle inspires woman, 53, to join Navy

It wasn’t until her son, Josh, decided to attend the Royal Military College that Bennett really became interested in the military. When she watched him complete the recruit obstacle course at RMC, she was hooked.

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Military college reborn in 1942

Government converted Dunsmuir family property into naval training centre, 20 years after first college closed.

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