Royal Roads Memories… 2011 Reunion News

History of Royal Roads Archives

Royal Roads Military College (RRMC) originally established the archives to preserve the institutional archives of RRMC and its predecessors, HMCS Royal Roads, Royal Canadian Naval College, Royal Canadian Navy –Royal Canadian Air Force College, Canadian Services College Royal Roads; 1940 – 1994) and the family of James Dunsmuir at Hatley Park (1907 – 1937.) The Archives works in partnership with local First Nations people to document their use of the Hatley Park area dating back to 8 000 BCE.

With the closure of RRMC in 1995, the majority of institutional archives were transferred to Royal Military College in Kingston or the Library and Archives Canada Pacific Regional Service Centre, Burnaby, B.C. Records considered useful in interpreting the military and naval era to visitors was retained including photographs, annuals, maps and films.

Do you have something that you think belongs in the RRU Archives? The Royal Roads University Archives is grateful to receive any information suggesting possible sources of records to complement existing collections.

Please contact the new Archivist, Caroline Posynick. [email protected]



History of Royal Roads University and Canadian Forces

Royal Roads University is proud of its long history with Canadian Forces

by Shelley Langille, Director, Military Relations

Read the entire article here




We are in the process of receiving The Way It Was photos from the new Archivist, Caroline Posynick.  We hope to have some of these photos in the very near future.  In the meantime, we dug some up from previous e-Veritas articles.



  • Laurie Gibbon

    August 9, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Wow, that’s me (Laurie Gibbon #16545) in scarlets at my 1988 graduation with my parents either side of me … and in the photo just to it’s left, is a photo of my dad (Larry Gibbon #5250) (many decades earlier) on board some sailing vessel … a photo that no one in my family has ever seen of him as a cadet! Would that he was with us to see it. Am also in another of these photos with my squadron. All feels like yesterday somehow. Thanks for the memories!

  • Will Shank

    May 21, 2015 at 9:45 am

    I wonder if this Larry Gibbon #5250 was the LCOL Gibbon who was CO at CFS Alsask in the late 1970’s?