REUNION WEEKEND – next week / Who Am I?


Thursday – 1 October – 1800 for 1830 hrs

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Tickets for the Legacy Dinner will NOT be mailed out and will be available at the door, the night of the function.




The RMC Club Ex-Cadet Dinner Dance will be held at the Ambassador Conference Resort on Saturday October 3rd. The venue will hold up to 450 persons and to date we have only150 reservations so please commit soonest by submitting your form online at:
call the Club directly at:
613) 541-6850

Cost: $65.00 Members $80.00 Non Members
*Music included
*RMC Club wines available
*Rooms still available at the Ambassador “Don’t Drink & Drive”
Ambassador Conference Resort (613) 548-3605


Who am I?

Researched by E3161 Victoria Edwards (RMC 2003)

  • I was born in England in 1908.
  • My family moved to Ottawa, Ontario where I attended at the Collegiate Institute.
  • I studied at the Provisional School of Engineering of the Royal Military College in Kingston.
  • I continued my education at the Ottawa Technical School of the Royal Canadian Academy of Fine Arts. I also studied mechanical engineering at London University.
  • I spent a five-year apprenticeship as an engraver at the Canadian Bank Note Company, during which time I was sent to New York City to study drawing under George Bridgman. My engraving of Elie Loizeau is in the collection of National Archives Canada.
  • In 1945 I moved to Larchmont, New York, to work for the American Bank Note Company.
  • I joined the United States Bank Note Company in 1962 as Vice-President of Research and Development, and retired in 1973.
  • I was also the inventor of an armoured tank periscope.
  • I sometimes signed my name using a mirror impression signature. See, for example the American Bank Note Company essay die proof of the UN Emblem (c. 1958).
  • I died in 1989.

a) 1714 Brian Archibald (RMC 1923)

b) 1719 John Bernard (RMC 1923)

c) 1720 Godfrey Berry (RMC 1923)

d) John Hay (RMC 1924)

UN Emblem Die Proof

Answer: d) John Hay (RMC 1924)

– Hessler, Gene. John Hay : engraver, inventor and occultist. (2001) The Numismatist, Vol. 114, no.6 (June 2001),
– Jackson, Glenn E. “John Hay: Artist, Author, Inventor and Bank Note Engraver.” The essay-proof journal, vol. 32, no. 1, whole no. 125 (winter 1975), p. 3-8: