Ex-Cadets and More in the News & Tip of the Hat

15696 Jonathan Vance

Article

The Joint Targeting Intelligence Centre: Bringing innovation into intelligence

15696 Jonathan Vance / G3561 Mike Rouleau 

Article 

Gen. Vance says Canadian Armed Forces trying to integrate more women, minorities

Article

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VIDEO: Bells of Peace ring out aboard Halifax navy ship

26400 Hugo Brisson

Article

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Military mum on how commando allegedly walked away with $23k in gear

23054 Alexandre Cadieux / 19221 Jean-Marc Mercier 

Article 

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Tariffs, fees add $217M to price of three second-hand icebreakers

14240 Patrick Finn

Article 

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Proposed CFL site may need to be searched for munitions before kickoff

John McCallum, RMC Prof

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Smiths Falls observes 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War

28705 Lorenzo Vignuzzi 

Article 

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Military and veteran health forum attracts diverse audience 

Dr. Stephanie Belanger, RMC Prof 

Article (page 2) 

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1 PPCLI hits the Road to High Readiness with EX PATRICIA UNFORGIVEN

24667 Ryan Pridmore 

Article (page 8)

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“Shooting Live and Living Hard”: EX STEEL SABRE ’18

26852 Ali Mansour / 22140 Eric Angell 

Article (page 10)

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Kootenay survivors mark 49 years since peacetime tragedy at sea

21051 Danny Croucher

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CAF National Sports Awards Ceremony

26505 Kyle Deveau / 19497 Eric Travis / 

Article 

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Garneau to launch new research hub dedicated to studying ‘the entire air travel experience’

8276 Marc Garneau

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Pull for the United Way! / On tire pour Centraide!

17608 Mark Roberts

Article (page 1)

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Breakfast Raises Funds and Awareness for GCWCC

22096 Sterling Scott / 18303 Eric Charron 

Article  (page 6) 

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Get to know your 2018 to 2022 council: Mayor Bryan Paterson

Bryan Paterson, RMC Prof

Article 

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3201 Austen Cambon Reflects on Remembrance Day 

Austen (Aus) Cambon

Hello from Oakville and Toronto.

For the first time in years I did not deliver a Remembrance Day address anywhere.  However, I received a number of very nice messages from folks who knew this would be a special day for me.

Our family has so much to be thankful for every Remembrance Day.  My brother Ken and my two sisters, Bunny and Noreen, both served overseas during WWII and they all came back.  So many did not.  We all owe so much to so many for our freedom.  LEST WE FORGET.

This year I was very fortunately able to once again participate in the Royal Canadian Legion’s Remembrance Day Parade and their Ceremony at the Cenotaph in Oakville.  It was a very cold but sunny day.  I had to wear layers (photo).  A huge crowd attended, as always.  The Parade and Ceremony were broadcast live on local cable TV.

I was placed “front and centre” at the head of the parade with a few other veterans.  The very large parade group was made up of Army, Navy, and Air Force cadet corps, Boy Scouts, Police and Fire Services, etc., etc.

We marched behind the Lorne Scotts Regimental Pipe Band.  There is something about my military background that makes marching with a band quite energizing.  We marched from Navy Street along Lakeshore Rd and up Trafalgar Rd to the Cenotaph and afterwards we marched back along Church street.

The Ceremony was solemn but very fine with the 100th Anniversary of the end of WW1 highlighted.  During the evening the church bells in the Town of Oakville rang 100 times.

I had several very touching experiences this day.  While I was having breakfast in Oakville before the Parade, a young father asked if I would show my medals to his children and explain them.  I did so, of course, with pleasure.  They left the restaurant.  When I went to pay my bill I learned that they had paid it for me.

When we were about to form up for the Parade a small boy came up to me and said “Thank you, Sir” and gave me a Poppy card he had drawn (photo).  I thanked him and asked him how old he was.  He said “I am five, Sir”.  I told him
“I used to be five!”.

We are passing the torch on to good hands.

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‘Tip of the hat’ to those supporting the Club

A tip of the hat to the following members who just recently updated their Club membership status – Chapeau aux membres suivant qui ont tout récemment mis à jour leur adhésion au Club

2944 John Reid; 3613 Barry Culham; 3726 Glenn Giddings; 3937 David Johnstone; 4265 Richard Eaton; 4353 Kurt Reckziegel; 5927 Donn Mills; 6061 Miville Roy; 6314 Stuart Smart; 8907 Ernie Fafard;

9375 Gary Lacroix; 11120 Murray McKenzie.

If your membership is due to expire soon, please contact us ASAP with your renewal.

Please Remember:

The RMC Club relies on its members. Contact us to renew or to take out an annual or life membership.

1 – 888 386 – 3762

Souvenez vous que:

Le Club des CMR compte sur ses membres. Afin de renouveler ou de vous procurer une adhésion annuelle ou à vie, veuillez communiquer avec nous.

1- 888 386 – 3762

Thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.

For those who have let their membership lapse during 2018 & before – we miss you. Please update soon.

À ceux qui ont laissé leur adhésion prendre fin en 2018 ou plus tôt, vous nous manquez. Veuillez renouveler bientôt.

One Comment

  • Gordon Forbes, 6533

    November 22, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    With respect to the 49th anniversary of the Kootenay tragedy, there were two members of the class of 1965 aboard. Lt(N) Al Kennedy was the Engineer Officer and Lt(N) Gord Forbes was the Weapons Officer.