Ex-Cadets in the News

Chapter Presidents Claude Tassé (Fort St Jean), Jean Drouin (Quebec), their spouses; the Commandant of RMC-SJ Colonel François Pion; Adjudant of the Old Brigade Al Roberts and guests enjoy a special evening at the Garrison Club in Quebec city.

Québec Chapter Hosts CMR/Fort Saint-Jean (FSJ) Chapter at Annual Supper

by 9889 Robert Benn / M0472 Barbara Maisonneuve

Samedi, 30 janvier était la journée quand une groupe d’anciens, avec leurs épouses, accompaniée par le Commandant du CMR St-Jean et son adjutant, Capt Levesque et aussi, une dizaine d`éleves-officiers, ont voyagé à Quebec. C’était un voyage d’affaires, mais aussi, du plaisir. Nôtre but était de partager dans un activité de récruitment, et aussi d’accepter l’invitation gracieuse du Chapître du Quebec d’assister le souper gastronome annuelle. La Carnivale à commencer la même journée.

Thanks to the good work of our VP Activities, André Durand, accommodation was secured at the Naval Reserve Residence, Pointe-à-Carcy, so all the elements were in order for a truly unique experience. The only element we could not plan for was the weather, and at -37C with the wind-chill, playing tourist in la vieille capitale was left to none but the brave (which basically meant the OCdts).

Après un 5 à 7 pour plus de 100 invitées, la soirée officielle a été commencé par une allocution de bienvenue par le Président du Chapître Quebec, Jean Drouin suivi par un appel des classes par l’Adjutant du vieux Brigade Al Roberts. Le souper fut vraiment un plaisir épicurien, de première classe à tous égards. Le Commandant du CMR St-Jean a fait une présentation décrivant les événements qui ont transpiré depuis la réouverture officielle de CMR Saint-Jean en 2007 et aussi, un aperçu de ce qui est en avance. Tous ceux qui ont participé étaient heureux d’entendre parler de l’avenir semble positif pour une institution proche de notre cœur.

An unqualified success, it is hoped that more such opportunities for inter-Chapter activities will present themselves in the months/years to come.

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HMCS Whitehorse supports Olympic marine security

“While the survey data may be useful to the RCMP-led Vancouver 2010 security operations, the Olympics is not the sole reason for the survey,” said Lieutenant-Commander Brad Henderson, Whitehorse’s Commanding Officer. “The Canadian Navy has a mandate to maintain an accurate picture of the sea bed within our territorial waters. This survey is part of a larger operation that has been on-going for many years.”

14568 Brad Henderson (RMC 1984)

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Naval task group assists in Haiti relief effort

“Canada and Canadians have a strong tie to Haiti and Haitians and we’re going to do our best to save lives and protect the vulnerable over the coming days,” said Captain (Navy) Art McDonald, commander of the naval task group, just prior to departure. “With HMCS Athabaskan, commanded by Commander Peter Crain, and with a Sea King detachment embarked, and with HMCS Halifax, commanded by Cdr Josée Kurtz, we deploy to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Haiti.”

16885 Art McDonald (RMC 1990)

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`General Walt’ passes on the torch – in person

Natynczyk didn’t shy away from questions from pupils, whether about eating whale in the Arctic – “it tastes like hockey puck” – or when Canada’s troops will come home from Afghanistan.

12320 Walter Natynczyk (RRMC CMR 1979)

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The adventures of Indiana Meg

“RMC. When I was in Royal Military College, there were so many time I wanted to throw in the towel, but I couldn’t because I needed to go to RMC. I needed the education, I needed a job, and RMC was the route, but it was, still to this day, the hardest thing I’ve ever done. It was stressful — it’s a stressful place. It’s supposed to stress you out, with the academics and the requirements and demands on your time, balancing that out for me was initially difficult.”

21678 Meagan McGrath (RMC 2000)

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