The Way it Was…In Photos

Over the next few weeks we plan on posting a number of “oldies but goodies photos” from the past 10 decades & beyond. Most of these photos have little or no captions. We retrieved them from both the Royal Military College of Canada library archives and an old shoe box full of photos laying around Panet House. Some will be easily identifiable but most may only be recognizable by those in the photos. If you can help us out please leave a short comment. Who, When & What was the occasion?

Quiz last week : Lt(N) Stephen Scriver: 2 & 4 Squadron Commander; Assisting Officer RMCC 2012 Nijmegen team. Photo with his peers was taken at the Mega at St Jean about the half way point of basic training.

Quiz this week: Who is the cadet in the white turtle neck coaching his tug-of-war team?


More Photos…



  • 5834 Gus Pokotylo

    June 18, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Re: photo ” Giving the Oath, Recruit swearing in 1959″

    The recruit pictured is M.A. Flynn. He had a terrific jazz record collection at the College and was an accomplished boxer. My recollection is he left RMC at the end of the recruit year. The head seen at his right shoulder belongs to 1959 recruit and 1963 graduate Bill Bawden. I think I also recognize McKay and Camacho in the background.

  • Andre Durand

    June 20, 2012 at 7:07 am

    The color picture with 6 Ocdts was taken in the Lahaie Building at RMC Saint-Jean. The were members of the first edition of Compagnie Fort Saint-Jean, prep year after the closure of CMR.

    On the picture, from left to right:

    Jarrad Gunther, Andrew Dixon, Andrea Greenings, Jason Gale, Karen O’Reilley and Shane Sweetapple

  • 4556 Ron James

    June 20, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    In the photo entitled “Checking Kit, Recruit Arrival, RMC, 1959” the cadet on the right is 4826 Thomas James Newburn, the cadet on the left is 4433 Murray Clarence Temple and both are members of the Class of 1960.