Ex Cadets & more in the news
New U.S. defence secretary a friend of Canada, former top soldier says
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Former defence chief Tom Lawson fears Liberals fighter jet plan too pricey
Mystery solved – Gen. Jon Vance now located
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Like father, like son
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12059 Jacques Gagné (Past President RMC Club) attended a monthly Guest Speaker presentation arranged thru the Royal Military Institute of Manitoba (RMIM). The event was held in Winnipeg at the 17 Wing O-Mess.
The guest presenter was 19031 LCol Sean Moran (entered RRMC, graduated from RMC Class of ’93); current CO of the Winnipeg Infantry Tactical Group (WITG).
LCol Moran trained as an Infantry Officer and over the years served with 2 PPCLI; he deployed to Bosnia on two occasions, was at the Battle of Medak Pocket Pocket. He also served in Afghanistan.
Sean has been with 38 Brigade for over 5 years, where he has served as DCO of the Service Battalion, CO of the Service Battalion, and since 2015 CO of the WITG. While the WITG is made up of two succinct Infantry Reserve units; the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders (QOCH) and the Royal Winnipeg Rifles (RWR), LCol Moran has opted to “suit-up” as a “Royal Winnipeg Rifle”.
During his presentation he provided a historical overview of the two INF units, the operational capabilities of the WITG, current challenges, current Force generation commitments, Future consideration and delved into the new Army Reserve “fast track” recruiting process.
Former RMC hockey coach, “Yip” Radley To Be Inducted Into The Kingston and District Sports Hall Of Fame
It was officially announced at a recent Kingston city council meeting that “Yip” Radley who was the coach of the RMC hockey team from 1950-53 will be inducted into The Kingston and District Sports Hall Of Fame. The formal induction ceremony will take place later this Spring.
“Yip” joins two other former RMC coaches into the local HoF. Danny McLeod, for Director of Athletics and hockey coach. (1960-71); and Rolf Lund who coached football, gymnastics and skiing from 1961-63 were inducted in 2001 and 2000 respectively.