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 two dogs are found in the two pictures below.

This week’s Quiz: In one of the photos below, three members of the Army Gymnastic Team are shown under the sign RMC Gymnastic Meet, 24 Nov 1962. What does the badge in the front of their singlets signify?


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  • Pierre Brassard

    July 30, 2012 at 9:17 am

    This Week’s Quiz: the crest on the singlets of the three men.

    This insignia was that of the Army Physical Training Instructors (“PTIs”). I am not aware of the significance of the difference between that of the man in the center vs thae insignia of the other two: I would guess rank, the former being of a Senior NCO, the latter of ORs.

    I seem to recall seeing the man on the right of the photo either in RMC or CMR some time between 1965 and 1971.

    Pierre Brassard

  • Col (Ret'd) R. Bruce Morris

    July 30, 2012 at 10:09 am

    The “Unknown parade 1964” is actually the 1959 Royal Winter Fair parade in Toronto, with Governor General Georges P. Vanier inspecting. I am the CWC accompanying the GG. 4800 R. Bruce Morris

  • Pete Edwards

    July 30, 2012 at 10:36 am

    The photo of the “Queen’s-RMC Outdoor Hockey 1970ish” is one of the 1974 RMC Historical Hockey Team. It was a round robin among Queen’s, RCHA Legion & RMC as part of the Kingston Winter Carnival and if memory doesn’t fail, 1974 was the 5th year in a row that RMC was victorious. I’m second from left, first row.

  • 5300 Bob Thomas

    July 30, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Further to Bruce’s comments, the cadets – right to left – are me, Dave Porter, Mike Sullivan and John MacDougall.