Prizes & Awards Winners 2013

Following is a list of the Prize & Award winners at the recent RMCC Commissioning parade

25888 NCDT J.Z. MARTIN The Sword of Honour

Awarded to the ROTP/RETP cadet of the Graduating Class who best combines high standards of proficiency in each of the four components of the RMCC programme.

25390 OCDT I.J. ALLAIN The Department of National Defence Award of Merit

Awarded to the graduating ROTP/RETP cadet attaining highest standards in each of the four components of the RMCC programme.

25586 OCDT B.D.A. CLARK The Sword of Distinction for Leadership

Awarded to the graduating ROTP/RETP cadet who displays outstanding leadership through attaining the highest Cadet appointment of Cadet Wing Commander (CWC) in their graduating year.

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25390 OCDT I.J. ALLAIN The Victor Van der Smissen-Ridout Memorial Award

Awarded to the graduating ROTP/RETP cadet deemed to stand highest morally, intellectually, and physically at the Royal Military College of Canada (based on a vote by the cadets).

25268 OCDT M.J.P GRENIER The MacArthur Leadership Award

Awarded to the cadet who demonstrates outstanding leadership performance based on General Douglas MacArthur’s credo of Duty-Honour-Country and potential for future service in the profession of arms.

25533 OCDT V.M.J. TRÉPANIER The Generalissimo Jose-Maria Morelos Sabre of Honour

Awarded to the graduating ROTP/RETP cadet who has demonstrated outstanding dedication and leadership in the attainment of the highest standards in each of the four components of the RMCC program. The sword is donated annually by the United Mexican States Secretariat of National Defence.

25859 NCDT B.L. DEUTSCH The Navy League of Canada Prize

Awarded to the best Sea Operations cadet (Maritime Surface and Sub-Surface or Maritime Engineering) in the graduating class, based on high standards of proficiency in each of the four components of the RMCC programme.

25876 OCDT A.J.J. DUGAS The Royal Canadian Artillery Association Prize

Awarded to the best Combat Arms cadet (Armoured, Artillery, Infantry, Combat Engineer) in the graduating class, based on high standards of proficiency in each of the four components of the RMCC programme.

25827 OCDT N.S. LAUWERS The Air Cadet League of Canada Award of Merit

Awarded in alternate years (odd) to the best Air Operations or Aerospace Controller cadet in the graduating year, based on high standards of proficiency in each of the four components of the RMCC programme.

25892 NCDT M.B. THOMPSON The Commander Arturo Prat Leadership Award

Awarded to the graduating naval cadet who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, moral values, performance, and potential for future service in the Profession of Arms. The award is sponsored by the Chilean Embassy.

M0993 OCDT C.A. CLANSEY The UTPNCM Award of Merit

Awarded to the graduating UTPNCM cadet attaining the highest standards of proficiency in the four components of the RMCC programme.

25702 OCDT M.M.V. ST-AUBIN The Canadian Forces Engineering Prize

Awarded to the best graduating cadet enrolled in the military occupations of Maritime Engineer, Combat Engineer, Signals, Electrical and Mechanical Engineer, Engineering Officer, Aerospace Engineer, Communications and Electronics Engineer, (Air), based on high standards of proficiency in each of the four components of the RMCC programme.

25715 OCDT S.L. KING The Military Support Award of Merit

Awarded annually to the best cadet in the graduating class from the Logistics, Health Care Administration, Military Police Officer, or other military occupation of the Support Group, based on high standards of proficiency in each of the four components of the RMCC programme.

25316 OCDT V.E. BENOTTO – The Canadian Defence Academy Profession of Arms Award for Excellence in Military Professionalism.

Awarded to a Canadian Defence Academy student for demonstrating excellence in military professionalism, leadership and character, and who has consistently displayed the highest values of the Canadian Forces – Integrity, courage, academic achievement, fitness, loyalty, comradeship and commitment.

4 Squadron The Leinster Shield

Awarded to the ROTP/RETP squadron amassing the most points in the Commandant’s Competition, with events involving military, athletic and academic prowess. After each event, the squadron leading in the competition flies its pennant from a designated flagstaff and takes the right-of-the-line position on parade. At year’s end, the winning squadron will take the right-of-the-line on the Commissioning Parade. The position of right-of-the-line is traditionally a place of honour, as this was the unit that lead an Army into battle.

Fall Term: 25786 OCdt B. ROCHE Winter Term: 25589 OCdt R. PENNELL

The J. Douglas Young Sword of Excellence

Awarded in conjunction with the Leinster Shield on Graduation Parade to the Cadet Squadron Leader (CSL) of the Squadron winning the Commandant’s Competition. The sword will be carried by the CSL of the Squadron until the next graduation parade. The fall and winter term CSL of the winning squadron will receive a commemorative plaque for personal retention. The College Number of the Honour Slate CSL will be engraved on the scabbard to permit a continuing record.

25594 OCDT M.J. LOWTHIAN The Duncan Sayre MacInnes Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to the graduating cadet who is considered the most deserving of those who accept a regular commission in the military occupation of Aerospace Control Officer by reason of academic standing, character, and proficiency in occupational training.

25815 NCDT J.J. SONG The Harris-Bigelow Trophy

Awarded to the Fourth Year cadet who has displayed the best combination of academic and athletic ability throughout the entire course of study at RMCC. This trophy was given for annual competition by the Class of 1932 in memory of their classmates, No. 2039 T.W.E. Harris and No. 2021 J.G. Bigelow.

25712 OCDT S.W. AMIRAULT The Toronto Branch RMC Club Prize

Awarded to the Fourth Year ROTP/RETP cadet who obtains the highest combined marks in Drill and Physical Education during the entire course of study at RMCC.

25550 OCDT O.C.M. BONVOULOIR The Panet Cup

Awarded to the graduating cadet who achieves the highest average score in all four years in the Spring RMCC Physical Fitness Test.

25755 OCDT T. RAEBURN-GIBSON The Padre W.A. Ferguson Shield of Duty

Awarded to the Officer Cadet who best exemplifies the qualities of civic duty that are the hallmark of an Ex-Cadet, through contributions to the College, the Club, and his/her community.

M0990 OCDT M.S. PARIS The Robert Bradshaw Award

Awarded each year to the 4th year OCdt who has distinguished him/herself in the field of mentorship.

M0991 OCDT S.D. GOODFALLOW The UTPNCM Drill and Physical Education Prize

Awarded to the graduating UTPNCM cadet who has maintained, throughout the complete course of study, the highest standard in drill and physical education among those graduating.

M0982 OCDT P.A. HANSEN The Class of ‘78 – Dr. Walter S. Avis UTPNCM Honour Shield

Presented annually to the UTPNCM graduate who has contributed most to the positive development of the UTPNCM squadron, during the entire time at RMCC as determined by a secret ballot of the members of the UTPNCM squadron.

25894 NCDT O.R. CLARKE The Jack C. Sargant Memorial Scholarship

Awarded annually to a varsity athlete who demonstrates combined proficiency in academic standing, sportsmanship, leadership, and athletic ability.