Ex-Cadets & More in the News

Homan rink provincial champs – Coached by 7301 Earle Morris

Ottawa Curling Club foursome headed to national showdown in Kingston – 16-24 Feb in Kingston… Source

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Col (Retd) John Gardam, OC, OMM, MSM, CD, (Director of Cadets at RMC in the mid-1970s) has been appointed to the Order of Canada, in the rank of Officer (OC). The date of the official investiture ceremony has yet to be set by Rideau Hall.

After his sterling service to Queen and Country in the CF, he turned his talents to authoring several significant books on Canadian military history, drove the creation of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the National War Memorial, and was Project Director for “Reconciliation”, the Peacekeeping Monument in the National Capital. He remains active in Veterans’ issues, in addition to continuing to guide us younger folk…..

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Fritsch drops in final day but still manages a top 10 finish

Source – Son of Ex Cadet 8033 Brian Fritsch

Military ombudsman says DND must rethink relocation policies for thousands of military personnel

“Why do we move people so much and how many times do we have to move?”

9485 Pierre Daigle Source

Combat uniforms undergo most radical change since 1970s

“The uniforms are better integrated with the rest of the combat equipment while increasing comfort and providing greater wearing options adaptable to the environment a soldier is deployed in,”

 18624 Stéphane Dufour  Source

 Brandon College Partners with Canadian Forces

“This agreement will improve education access for our soldiers and their dependants. In particular, it improves soldiers’ professional development and can help prepare them for higher ranks and more complex responsibilities,”

20156 Richard Goodyear, CFB Shilo Base commander  Source

Forces and Families Campaign is launched as new source of support for the Military Families Fund and Canadian Forces Community

“The Canadian Forces wishes John and his team continued success. We will support these innovative efforts fully within our mandate and look forward to the continued strong support of the Canadian public.”

16158 Commodore Mark Watson, the Director General Personnel and Family Support Services Source

Cutting Costs in the Canadian Army – Lower Ranks Face The Brunt While Confusion Continues Over Civilian Cuts

“In essence, we have to lay-off people only to hire them back for other initiatives. Our credibility as an employer of choice is therefore impacted.”

16975 Brigadier General Omer Lavoie Source

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Canadian Skies test pilot 15626 Rob Erdos puts the Challenger 300 through its paces, and finds that the jet delivers impressive utility and performance. Source

 

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