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?

Layout and captions: Mike Shewfelt

Quiz from last week: 

Hi Bill, I’ll take a stab at the fellow in the white turtleneck – Barry Winfield, and the fellow on the extreme left is Ralph Sykes. I suspect the “tuggers” are recruits, Barry was a second year CFL and Ralph the fourth year CSL during that little experimental time so it would be either 1960 or 1961.

The large group in work clothing is my class (63) and was most likely taken prior to the start of the obstacle course in 1959.

5844 Dave Wall 

Ed: Good stab and thanks for participating.

Quiz for this week: In one of the photos (ROTP / RETP enrollment 1990) there are  two people; who are they and what is the significance of the photo?

More photos…



  • Gerry Stowe

    June 28, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Not fair for me to answer; however, it was a proud day when I was permitted to swear in my son Jeremy into the ROTP and the Canadian Navy.

    5611 Gerry Stowe

  • Len Gibson

    June 29, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Thanks for all the photos of the 1963/64 era including myself and many college mates at RMC in 63/64. Have sent an e-mail to alert others to this edition (as it may get overlooked in the Canada Day weekend). Brought back memories of some great fellows no longer with us.
    Len Gibson #6247