Memorial Fund for Fallen Ex Cadets

On 29 April 2020 a Royal Canadian Air Force CH-148 Cyclone helicopter was deployed on HMCS Fredericton under Operation Reassurance when it crashed off the coast of Greece. Six members of the Canadian Armed Forces lost their lives in this tragic accident, four of which were ex cadets of RMC.

27268 Sub-Lieutenant Abbigail Cowbrough (Class of 2018, Computer Science)
23811 Capt Brenden MacDonald (Class of 2007, General Science (Chemistry));
25075 Capt Kevin Hagen (Class of 2011, Aeronautical Engineering); and
25516 Capt Maxime Miron-Morin (Class of 2013, Aeronautical Engineering).

To honour these fallen ex cadets the RMC Foundation, in conjunction with General Bouchard and staff from RMC, have set up a memorial fund. The intent of the memorial fund will raise money for a permanent memorial at RMC for those ex cadets who lost their lives in this tragic accident.

Any donations collected will be held in this memorial fund, and your name will be placed in the book of remembrance located at the memorial staircase alongside the name of the fallen ex cadet(s) you wish to memorialize.

To donate please click here:

Le 29 avril 2020, un hélicoptère CH-148 Cyclone de l’Aviation royale canadienne déployé à bord du NCSM Fredericton dans le cadre de l’opération REASSURANCE s’est écrasé au large de la côte grecque. Six membres des Forces armées canadiennes ont perdu la vie dans ce tragique incident, et quatre d’entre eux étaient d’anciens élèves-officiers des Collèges militaires royaux (CMR).

27268 Enseigne de vaisseau de 1re classe Abbigail Cowbrough (promotion 2018, informatique)
23811 Capitaine Brenden MacDonald (promotion 2007, sciences générales [chimie]);
25075 Capitaine Kevin Hagen (promotion 2011, génie aéronautique);
25516 Capitaine Maxime Miron-Morin (promotion 2013, génie aéronautique).

Pour honorer la mémoire de ces anciens élèves-officiers décédés dans l’exercice de leurs fonctions, la Fondation des CMR a créé, en collaboration avec le brigadier-général Bouchard et le personnel des CMR, un fonds commémoratif. L’objectif est de recueillir des fonds pour permettre aux CMR de commémorer de façon permanente la mémoire de ces anciens élèves-officiers qui ont tragiquement perdu la vie.

Tous les dons reçus seront versés au fonds commémoratif, et le nom des donateurs sera ajouté au Livre du Souvenir de l’escalier commémoratif, aux côtés des noms des anciens élèves-officiers honorés.

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  • Jonathan Fudge

    July 10, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Good-day, as the deaths are a direct result of a CAF operation would not their names be inscribed on the Arch?

  • Don Lovell

    July 12, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    The Vancouver Island Ex-Cadet Club will make a donation of $250 for the Memorial Fund
    Don Lovell
    Treasurer VIECC

  • Jim Kelly (13890 - Class of 1983)

    July 13, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    I see that you are planning this memorial for the ex-cadets, but I feel that it would be a proper gesture to include the names of the two non ex-cadets who also perished in this tragic event on the plaque or whatever you use to list the names; i.e. include SLt Matthew Pyke from Truro, N.S. and MCpl Matthew Cousins from Guelph, Ont.

  • Jennifer Jordan

    July 14, 2020 at 9:15 am


    The RMC Foundation along with Senior leadership from the Colleges, and the families of the fallen, will be working through the details of the memorial to decide on what the memorial will entail over the next few months.

  • Jennifer Jordan

    July 14, 2020 at 9:27 am


    The names will be inscribed at the Memorial Arch. It is not uncommon to have a separate memorial for fallen ex cadets for example the Class of 1990 planted a tree with a plaque in memory of their classmates 17333 Kelly Gawne, and a fountain by the library was constructed by the Class of 2000 remembering a fallen classmate.