Ex-Cadets in the News

9/11 brought maturation of Forces: top general

“I’ve been on the job (as chief of defence staff) two years now and I can tell you, man for man, woman for woman, we are second to none and we don’t give ourselves enough credit for that.”

12320 Walt Natynczyk (RRMC CMR 1979)

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Out-of-this-world praise

“I watched the very first shuttle launch on the screen when I was at RMC,” Hadfield said in an exclusive interview with the Whig-Standard. “I even kept a small picture of the shuttle above my desk…”

13738 Chris Hadfield (RRMC RMC 1982)

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Astronaut Hadfield keeps going faster and faster

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Bell comes home to Royal Roads

“There wasn’t a ship called HMCS Royal Roads,” Bindernagel said. “But when the government bought the place in 1940 it was used as a training establishment for the naval reserves, so it was commissioned as HMCS Royal Roads to give it that link to a serving ship.”

9318 Dave Bindernagel (RRMC RMC 1972)

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Afghan prisons not ‘torture chambers:’ general

“To be honest, 95 per cent of the Armed Forces don’t focus on detainees every day. They focus on doing their jobs … If it’s a conversation killer at the water cooler it’s because you can’t do anything about it, you’re out there doing other things, you’re not there to address the detainee issues, they’re being looked after.”

12632 Mike Ward (RMC 1980)

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Final commander of Canada’s Afghan mission takes over

“We still have some work to do on the security side and that’s something that we’re absolutely going to be focusing on in the coming months,”

14596 Dean Milner (RRMC RMC 1984)

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Afghan returnees find Veterans Affairs a formidable foe

“We have this fixation on World War II and Korean War vets,” said Stogran. “They have not taken into account the coming tsunami of stress injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputations and so on that are associated with modern combat.”

12723 Pat Stogran (RRMC RMC 1980)

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Canadian troops to correct setbacks with ‘massive activities’

“At the end of the day, when we cease operations in July…we have to ensure the situation is better in Dand and better in Panjwaii,” he said. “Because that’s part of our legacy. With the 150-plus killed, the hundreds of seriously injured, from our Canadian point of view, that’s our legacy.”

11275 Lieutenant-General Marc Lessard (CMR 1977)

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