Ex-Cadets and More in the News

16080 Dr. Doug Delaney‘s book, The Imperial Army Project: Britain and the land Forces of the Dominions and India, 1902-1945, was the runner-up for the Field Marshal Sir Gerald Templer Medal for British and Commonwealth military history.

The medal is presented annually by the Society for Army Historical Research.

Dr. Delaney attended the awards ceremony on 9 April 2019, which was held at the National Army Museum in London and presided over by HRH the Duke of Kent.  The prize committee this year considered 54 books from 13 different countries this year out of which his came second.

In response, Dr. Delaney had this to say: “I was happy to have my book short-listed in such a competitive field.  After six years of work, it’s also nice to know that someone read it.”

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May 7, 2019.

A Gala Dinner and Evening to support Inuit Youth Sail Training.

Special Guest & Speaker: 8276 the Hon. Marc Garneau

Tickets are limited and are available now on a first-come first-served basis.

For details and to purchase tickets please click below.

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Adequate sleep one of four performance measures in new CAF fitness strategy

15696 Jonathan Vance

Article

General Vance salutes troops

15696 Jonathan Vance

Article

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Ruff wins Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Conservative nod

20838 Alex Ruff

Article

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After losing infant son and leg in horrific crash, air force captain loses legal battle for compensation

Kimberly Fawcett, Former RMC Staff Officer

Article

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CAF members take on Oilers alumni

24432 Richard Lund

Article (page 2)

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Ex ORNERY RAM

21293 Bob Ritchie

Article (page 8)

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Photographer focuses on veterans

24940 Krista Seguin / H2897 Herb Pitts / 5131 Jon Lynn Moffat

Article (page 7)

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HMCS Toronto strengthening NATO relationships on Op REASSURANCE

19139 Martin Fluet

Article (page 3)

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CAF deploying reconnaissance teams in support of emergency response to flooding in Québec

G3561 Mike Rouleau

Article (page 4) 

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Canadian National Volleyball Tournament held at 8 Wing Trenton

26704 Delanie Chang

Article (page 1)

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Capitaine Ariane Philippouci : fière membre de l’aviation royale canadienne

25812 Ariane Philippouci

Article

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Royal Canadian Navy sailors put their search and rescue skills to the test during training exercise

20366 Walter Moniz

Article

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Petawawa troops from 1 RCR assist with sandbagging efforts in Ottawa area

17375 Mike Notaro

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Island-born Snowbirds pilot enjoying homecoming in skies over Comox

25361 Logan Reid

Article

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Down but not out: After the caliphate’s collapse, ISIL finds new life in the shadows

Christian Leuprecht, professor of political science at RMC

Article

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From 5207 Andrew Robb, leaving the Port of Rome on a cruise:

We have just left the port on a Holland America cruise. Moored across from us was the HMCS TORONTO with a new Cyclone helicopter on its stern deck. I wonder if there are any ex-Cadets on this jaunt?

19139 Martin Fluet is the current Commanding Officer of HMCS TORONTO. If you know of any other ex-Cadets on this deployment, let us know in the comments!

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Memorial to No. 729 Sir Arthur Edward Graset KBE CB DSO MC

The following is from Brenda Turner, widow of 4153 Ed Cooke:

On 9 April I was in Adderbury, a sweet little village just south of Banbury, and close to where I lived for a year 2015-2016. It has a much heralded church, enormous for such a small place. Yes, it is heavenly.

Imagine my surprise, inside on a wall, a memorial to an RMC grad!!!

Here is a bad pic of the church, sorry. It’s very tall and the churchyard is very small. And the tower is under construction. And the memorial, which I reproduce here:

Remember before God his servant Sir Arthur Edward Graset KBE CB DSO MC

Chief of Civil Affairs SHAEF 1944-45

Born 20th October 1888

Commissioned from the Royal Military College Kingston Canada into the Royal Engineers 1908

Colonel Commandant of the Royal Engineers 1945 – 1953

Lt Governor of Jersey 1945 – 1953

Died in this parish 4 December 1971

Also his wife Joan Mary 2nd daughter of John Kenneth Foster of Coombe Park

Oxfordshire and Egton in Cleveland Yorkshire

Born 7 June 1899 died 19 August 1982

7 Comments

  • J. R. Digger MacDougall

    April 30, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Re: The article on sleep. It is good to see that Gen. Vance has recognized the value of sleep and has promoted it to a pillar of fitness. Sleep deprivation and performance under stress studies have abounded for the past 50+ years. The importance of military psychologists cannot be overstated. These behavioural specialists are required not only to do the research, but also provide up-to-date briefings and information to commanders at all levels on the most recent research and the mental state of their troops. As early as 1985 , when stress management and sleep deprivation were being studied in RV 85 and RV 87, the importance of sleep discipline was overlooked by leaders. This oversight resulted in accidents and performance deterioration. Sleep deprivation studies were also conducted with troops who were part of the CAST flyover crews. Sleep is as important in training for operations as it is in operations. Extensive research has been conducted on caffeine and its effects on quality sleep. Caffeine destroys stage 3 and stage 4 sleep. This is the deep sleep that is required for optimum performance and recovery. Leaders who do not consistently get sufficient 3-4 sleep tend to lose their ability to maintain adequate interpersonal interrelations.
    There is a lot of stuff going on with respect to sleep. I hope commanders are utilizing the military psychologists of the personnel selection branch to the maximum
    5276 Digger

  • Kompf

    April 30, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    ISIL is like a metastasizing cancer. No need to hold ground (territory). Absorbs energy (funds) from any source and attacks by spreading ideas. Fertile ground (minds) is found in the Jihadi darkness; the continuance of counter-Crusades memories.

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    May 2, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Sleep allows the cleansing function of the glymphatic system to cleanse the brain of metabolites. Research is ongoing. Lack or sleep, therefore, results in a cloggy, foggy dome.

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    May 2, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    SPRING 2019
    RLK
    Waters are surging
    Voices are urging
    Plans are merging
    Thoughts are purging
    Come the dawn
    Will it be gone?
    Floods on and on
    Am I just a pawn?
    Dikes made of bags
    Hope there’re no sags
    Soggy life drags
    No puppy tail wags
    Government spending
    Without ending
    Sand for lending
    Strong backs bending
    Choppers hover
    To watersheds cover
    When it’s over
    We’ll be in clover
    Need to rezone
    To be dry
    As a bone
    Or will we try
    To build the old way
    And pay and pay
    Day after day
    What do you say?
    Define the floodplain
    Advantage gain
    Use the brain
    Avoid the bane
    Of evacuation
    Just jubilation
    A great vacation
    For the whole nation
    Time to define
    The highest flood line
    Build up the berm
    Plan for long term
    Wet side parks
    Dry side marks
    Limit of dwelling
    Last time of telling
    Wet house stories
    High water roaries.