Ex Cadets, Professors, and Staff in the News

Wall of honour

5877 Ted Davie (RRMC RMC 1963) – 5877 Ted Davie (RRMC RMC 1963)

“We wanted to have something simple that would motivate the cadets into doing something more than just the 30-years-in-the service, do-your-job.

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Top soldier lambastes local Afghans

MacKay backs general who lashed out at tribal leaders

15696 Jonathan Vance (RRMC 1986) -16596 Jonathan Vance (RRMC 1986)

“I think it’s critical, especially where a Canadian soldier is injured, that we follow up… We simply can’t and won’t operate here without making absolutely certain that people know that we are committed and that, if a soldier has been hurt, we expect some support and assistance from them, their security forces and their government.”

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RMC Professors Release a New Book

The Vietnam War as History

Cowan Prize in Research Excellence Public LectureDr. Brian McKercher

The Vietnam War as History (Kindle Edition) was edited by Dr. Elizabeth Jane Errington an American historian, Dean of Arts teaching American foreign policy at the Royal Military College of Canada. The book was also edited by Dr. B.J.C. McKercher an international and diplomatic historian in Anglo-American Relations who teaches at the Royal Military College of Canada. Through the lense of history this important new book probes the events in Southeast Asia in the 30 years after 1945. It compiles the most current scholarly interpretations on the causes and outcome of the Vietnam War. The contributors reflect on and discuss various aspects of the Vietnam conflicts and clear away many of the misconceptions and myths which still surround the wars. They try to understand how and why events in Southeast Asia happened as they did, and the impact they had both regionally and globally. Go here to purchase the book.

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Vice Adm. Dean McFadden Q & A

11919 Dean McFadden (RRMC 1978)

– 11919 Dean McFadden (RRMC 1978)

McFadden takes the helm of the Navy as it tries to deal with a number of major challenges.

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Afghanistan-bound soldiers to tackle IEDs

20954 Nathan Packer (RRMC RMC 1997)

“When we find something, the combat engineer is the first one to investigate it… If he confirms that it is something, then they bring out the explosive ordnance disposal teams, which includes a lot of engineers.”

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Recruiters were right, sailors get unique travel

exchange-with-the-brazilian-navy – 24125 Dave Kay (RMC 2009)

“There are very few (if any) organizations in Canada, where within three weeks of graduating from university, a new member/employee finds themselves sailing on a foreign naval ship in the South Atlantic on a two month trip around South America.”

For Dave’s previous eVeritas article, go here.

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Families gather to remember HMCS Kootenay tragedy

HMCS Kootenay – Neil Norton RCNC194 (RRMC 1944)

Family, friends and survivors gathered in England Friday, to honour a group of Canadian sailors who lost their lives not in war, but during a peace time disaster 40 years ago.

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Kingston Freestyle Jam Report

RMC windsurfing clubThe Royal Military College Windsurfing Club was a busy spot on the Lake Ontario shores as competitors and volunteers gathered for the 3rd annual Kingston Freestyle Jam on the weekend of September 19th and 20th. Bert Breuvart, aPSP staff member who is well-known to RMC Cadets is also an avid windsurfer. For a video of some of their moves, click here.

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