The Way It Was… In Photos

Photos layout & researched by 24647 Paul Lystiuk

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 from last week: The four bar Cadet shaking hands with the lady was H7543 Senator Joseph Day.

This week’s Quiz: Spot the dogs. There are two canines in the photos below. Find them and identify the photos.



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  • rmcclub

    July 24, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    The attached photo appeared in this week’s issue of eVERITAS. It is entitled ‘opening Exercise 1954’. It was taken during the review of the cadets on formal parade. I don’t know who the Reviewing Officer was, but in the reviewing party can be seen CWC Graham Kirby, S/L Tony Golab, Col Reg Sawyer, and the Commandant, Commodore Bradshaw. More interestingly, however, are a number of faces from the Class of 57 in the ranks being inspected (we were in second year at the time): Harry Coutts, Neil Russell, Dick Grainger, Erv Cross, Vic Andrews, Phil Smith (partially hidden) and, in the rear rank (if you look carefully), Sig Carlsen. Great photo!

    3918 Al Roberts

  • Barry Struthers

    July 25, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    The water polo photo has the librarian of 1965-67′ Mr Watson I believe, and a 4 bar cadet Kenney is standing almost central behind the heads in the water. Kenny is 1967, And very likely to remember the others.

  • George Saulnier

    August 7, 2012 at 11:02 am

    The RMC No Pants photo (hilarious, by the way) must have been taken in the school year 1986/87. Roger Boulet is front and center in the photo with 3 bars (4th year) and, previous to that year, he would have been at CMR in St Jean. A number of my fellow 1988 grads are in the photo, as well.

  • Dean Black

    January 14, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    The “4 Sqn Skylark 1972” photos of the car being rolled into the Dining Hall did not take place in 1972. I recognize almost all of my fellow Frontenac Squadron members, including Eric Burnet, my Section Leader. The Skylark took place in 1979 or 1980, and involved the car belonging to Bill Rickets. Great photos.