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Ex-Cadets in the News

9968 Serge Labbé’s (CMR RMC ’74) redemption


Une promotion discrète, mais controversée

Canadian pension scholar receives award from CFA Institute

6584 Keith Ambachtsheer (RRMC RMC ’65) honoured at Chicago conference



Military signals school reinventing itself

15514 David Gosselin (RMC ’86)



Change of command at 3CFFTS
17451 Paul Dittmann ( RRMC ’90) Takes Over

There was an emotional moment at the Hilly Brown training centre at Southport Aerospace Centre Tuesday afternoon.

In a formal ceremony, Lt.-Col. Darryl Shyiak transferred over the helm of 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School (3CFFTS) to Lt.-Col. Paul Dittmann.

Shyiak, who was born in Winnipeg and raised in Portage la Prairie, took over his post three years ago and has seen many changes during this period, including two hangars built, four new fleets of aircraft, reconstruction of the main runway, and the development of a state-of-the-art flight training centre.

He said leaving his position will be difficult.
“I have mixed emotions,” Shyiak said, in an interview prior to the ceremony. “I’m very sad to leave. I am going to miss all the people. It’s a very exciting place to be right now. There are lots of things going on. So, I’m going to miss it.”

He will be taking on to the role of Commandant of the Central Flying School in Winnipeg, with overseeing standards for flight training at Portage and Moose Jaw, Sask., among his many responsibilities.

Dittmann, from North Vancouver, recently completed training in Toronto at the Canadian Forces College, while also graduating from the Royal Military College with a Masters in Defence Studies. He has just over 20 years experience in the Canadian military.
Dittmann said he is looking forward to accepting his new challenges.

“Coming to a new position, especially in the wake of Lt.-Col. Shyiak is very much a daunting position to be in. He has excellent rapport and made excellent strides over the last three years here,” said Dittmann. “I’m coming in on the tails of his success, eager to learn and work with the great team he has here.”

As part of his new duties, Dittmann will be responsible for overseeing the pilot training for the King Air multi-engine aircraft, and helicopter flying, as well as working in close conjunction with Allied Wings Flight Training Services in the advancement of the primary flying training students.



21824 Ian Miller (RMC ’00) and 21654 Joel Halse (RMC ’00), co-founders of the software-development company IJ Solutions, have just released Voisin, an on-line professional application to facilitate the exchange of information within groups in a virtual environment.

RMC Club Among First Clients…Details to follow in Veritas magazine article