In This Issue 43

November 11 marks the day that we honour the service of our men and women in defending Canada and maintaining peace in the world.

Le 11 novembre, nous honorons les femmes et les hommes qui défendent notre pays et qui préservent la paix dans le monde.


Veterans’ Week, #Remember Them


Bryan Bailey stepping down as RMC Club, Executive Director

It is with mixed emotions that I made the decision to tender my resignation as ED of the Club late last month which will take effect on 1 March next year. The Club’s Board of Directors has initiated the selection process for a new ED and the details will be communicated next week. You are all encouraged to spread the word to other ex-cadets with a view to obtaining as many applicants as possible.

It certainly has been an honour and privilege to serve as your ED for the better part of four years which has been an exceptionally gratifying and rewarding experience. I have learned a great deal during my tenure and I am most thankful for the support and guidance of the very dedicated and talented Board of Directors and three Club Presidents. Most of all, I have immensely enjoyed the opportunity to interact with our alumni and cadets. As a result, I have developed a much deeper connection with both the Colleges and an enhanced appreciation for the quality and accomplishments of our incredible alumni. Without a doubt, Canada’s military college graduates have played an instrumental role in leading our military and shaping our nation for 140 years.

While the Club has made great strides in implementing the recommendations of its Strategic Review over the past four years, the time is right for a new ED to undertake the challenges of the next bound. The good news is that Jennifer and I will be staying in Kingston and I very much look forward to remaining connected while continuing to support the Club and the two Colleges in the future. TDV/VD

13987 Bryan Bailey, Executive Director


Visit our Flickr Albums – Here

Tks to our volunteer photographers for this Issue:

Scott Howells; Colin de Grandpré; Stefan Janjic – Ben Burnell; Wilson Ho; Tristan Thomson; and Tim Robichaud
(Sorry, if we missed anyone)


140 Update… First of all, a BIG thank you to those readers who joined us in the 140 Club.

Second, we did receive a couple of requests, after the deadline, which we are unable to include due to the publishing deadline. We will notify the individuals soon.

Third, most but not all of the ‘books’ have been mailed; we are still double checking a few postal addresses. They should all be gone in a day or two.

Lastly, once you have received the book and you have not yet sent payment, please send a cheque

or call us 613-541-6000 x6814. (I’m in and out a lot so please leave a call back number)

Best address to send the $140 cheque:

RMC Club;

15 Point Frederick Drive;

Kingston, ON;

K7K 7B4

If you have any questions please contact me at your earliest convenience.

Once again, thank you for the tangible support.

Bill Oliver – [email protected]


In This Issue 43:

Military Review Begins at Royal Military College of Canada /

L’examen militaire commence au Collège militaire royal du Canada

Ex-Cadets & more in the news

How do you fund a museum?

Golden Oldies

Who said what…when?

Keeping Tabs…

26904 OCdt Patrick Diotte: Front row seat in Washington, DC for Presidential election

The week that was: In & around the peninsula & beyond

Sports – Hockey team impressive on the ‘road’

11/11/16: Remembering two former teammates & others

Beyond the Odds: The RMC Varsity Rugby Team – making greater strides every year

Qu’est-ce qui se passe au CMR Saint-Jean

The Bee, the Brain, & the Bully: Three types of leaders who seem to find success

Rebuilding a University ROTC Cadet Corps and more



Update: Looking for chemistry grads – 2005 to 2016


Previous articles you may have missed:


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To search for an individual: type their name into the search bar and press the ‘enter’ key.

Toronto Branch Fall Social Event – Thursday, 10 November 2016

Who said what…when?

Reginald Thomas Maitland Scott: The forgotten notable Ex Cadet…murder he wrote

New look for e-Veritas just around the corner

What ever happened to: Don McLeod Sr.

Two public academic lectures: One down; one on the way

6513 John Bart Awards Dinner




A tip of the hat to the following members who just recently updated their Club membership status – Chapeau aux membres suivant qui ont tout récemment mis à jour leur adhésion au Club:

3238 Fred W Myers; 3786 Douglas W Tufts – Lifetime Membership; 3878 R Jack Hicks; 3890 Douglas Gilpin; 3952 Roger Wainwright; 5966 Harry Whittaker; 6798 William McCallum; 7307 David Primeau; 8277 Serge Gaudreau; 9916 Barry Richard Curran;

12163 Michael Diebel; B0186 Richard Giguère.

For memberships due to expire soon; please contact us asap with your renewal.

Thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.

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