Golden Oldies

Note: (1) Readers will notice that we have a number of photos with no location / dates etc because the info was NOT available with the particular photo(s).

(2) We are always on the lookout for ‘golden oldies’. Readers feel free to send us scanned photos (max 3-4 at a time) with a short caption – What? Who? When? – if available.

2012 at West Point


CMR 1972

RRMC 1960

CMR 1967

RRMC 1973

RMC 1973

RMC 62-63

RMC 1974

CMR 1995

RMC 1959

RRMC 1965

RMC 1961


  • Jamie Dow

    March 19, 2018 at 11:48 am

    The photo of the hockey team identified as CMR 1972 cannot be later that 1968 unless it was a team with graduates. On the far right of the photo in the front row is B(?) Wheeler who left to go to RMC in 1968 (RMC ’70) and Ken Pearson in the back row is RMC ’71 so he left CMR in 1969.

  • 3572 Frank Norman

    March 19, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    The B&W photo of the Inspection at the beginning is of The Wing Parade for Ex-Cadet Weekend 1982. The Inspecting Officer is No. 2897 MGen Retd) Herb Pitts, MC,CD the outgoing President of the Club escorted by the CWC, No 13893 Jeff Lafortune. Behind MGen Pitts (hidden, but saluting the Colours) is No. 2265 LGen (Retd) WAB Anderson, OBE,CD who was the BSM of the Class joining the Old Brigade in 1982. The custom of the time was that the Senior Cadet of that joining Class would inspect the Wing along with the outgoing Club President to reinforce the linkages between the the years (in this case:1932 and the Recruits joining in 1982. The Senior Serving Officer on parade was the Comdt (behind the CWC).

  • Claude Perras

    March 19, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Tend to agree with Jamie Dow and the players were probably CMR staff as I recognize Majors Veilleux and Laliberté in the back row…

  • Chris (Ernie) Chance

    March 19, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    The colour photograph of ex-Cadets at the foot of the Neptune Steps at Royal Roads includes both MGen Herb Pitts (ret’d) and VAdm Dan Mainguy (ret’d). Although many years my seniors, the location and some of the ex-Cadets are unmistakeable.

  • Bernie Laliberté

    March 20, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    Hey Bill,
    Thanks for publishing this great photo of the Ex-cadet hockey team entitled CMR 72. It relates to the first hockey game between les Anciens and the CMR Rep Team. The game was played on a Sunday afternoon in early February 1972.
    I sought out these ex-cadets (Bazz Wheeler, Gilles Nappert, Michel Coutu, Ron Veilleux (who was on staff at CMR then), Bob Carr, Ken Pearson, etc) because of their hockey skills; we wanted to win this first game and set the tone for future years as we wanted this to become a yearly event.
    I do not remember the final score but we won as I have another picture where BGen Jack Cadieux, then Commandant, handed the game trophy (a goaltender stick with a hole in the blade) to the Captain of the losing team who was then Jacques Michaud who served at RMC as DCadets some years ago.
    Of note, we had borrowed Pierre Cadotte, the regular goaltender of the CMR team, to be our goaltender. Also, in the back row, no 3 is Fernand Bastien, an all-star defencemen feared by many players throughout the league during his 3-year at CMR from 1957 to 1960. And finally, no 5 in the front row is my brother Luc who attended CMR for 3 years.
    The game was also played in 1973 and continued for few more years after my departure from the College.