RCEME Museum Celebrates Corps’ 75th Anniversary

Article Courtesy 6560 Colonel (Retd) Andrew Nellestyn 

The new RCEME Museum, located at CFK Kingston, celebrated the Corps’ 75th Anniversary by inducting the first five Corps RCEME Trailblazers and unveiling the Museum’s Leadership Board on 8 June 2019. The guest of Honour was Brigadier-General Sebastien Bouchard, RMCC Commandant and a RCEME officer. The Royal Canadian Corps Of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME) was established 15 May 1944 and took part in the invasion of Normandy. The Museum is colocated with the Electronics and Communications Museum at CFB Kingston and enjoys some 12,000 visitors annually. It is intended to build a RCEME stand-alone museum which will form part of a Museums of Military Technology Park. The  RCEME Corps Trailblazer designation recognizes those who have made exemplary contributions to Canada, the Army and the Corps. H3550 Colonel (Retd) Murray Johnston, former RCEME Colonel Commandant and past RMMC President, was among the first five Corps members so named. Activities also included the unveiling of the  Museum’s Leadership Board. The RCEME Museum Committee functions as a BOD responsible for the direction, exhibits, finances and operation of the museum.  Four of its five members are RMC graduates: Colonels (Retd) Andrew Nellestyn, Honourary Chair; Yves Turgeon , Chair and CO; Tom Temple, Co-Chair; and Gilles Nappert, Secretary. A guided tour of the museum and a social completed a most notable and enjoyable 75th Anniversary celebration of both D-Day and the Corps of RCEME formation. Arte et Marte (by skill and by fighting). TDV.

One Comment

  • Fletcher Thomson

    June 19, 2019 at 1:26 am

    Congratulations to Murray Johnston on being recognized as a RCEME trailblazer. Your selection is certainly well deserved.