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 Time

One photo below has two Cadets in it who both went on to become Commandant of the Royal Military College of Canada. Can you tell us which photo it is and who the Cadets are…? Leave your response in the Comments section below. The two Ex cadets in question and family members are requested to refrain from leaving a comment “until” they are identified. A short, I remember that photo because… would add a nice touch to the post.


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  • Phil Gunyon

    June 4, 2012 at 9:56 am

    4th-Year-Cadets-March-Off-the-Square-May-1954. How about Jon Jennekens, Aus Cambon, Dave Wightman, Ron Mann (no mistaking him!), Chuck Parmalee, Tony Baba and Col. Sawyer in the inspecting party?

  • 6475 Mike Houghton

    June 4, 2012 at 10:04 am

    The pipe band photo 1957/58 has the two aspiring Commandants – OC Murray and OC deChastelain. One became a sub-mariner; the other a paratrooper. Always was suspicious of pipe bands!! (just kidding)

  • Dave Wightman

    June 4, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Photo of Class of 1954 marching off the square. Phil Gunyon has it right. Also note the late CWC Alick Marshall and CSL Gerry Martin. Can’t remember who the AVM inspecting officer was. Also see CSL Bob Screaton, CFLs Marv Rich, Barry Blair and others. Great photo!

  • Dave Wightman

    June 4, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Correction: for Screaton read Ed Bobinski. I also note that this must have been a dress rehearsal as the same photo was used on the cover of the Program of Events for Graduation Weekend 29-30 May 1954. (Add CFL Hank Bepple in there too.)

  • 4556 Ron James

    June 7, 2012 at 3:10 am

    The photo of the Pipe Band 1957-58 contains John de Chastelain as a piper (Front row third from the right)and Ed Murray as band leader (Left front with sash and mace).

  • 4800 Col (Ret'd) Bruce Morris

    June 11, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    The 1958 Royal Winter Fair photo comprises CWC Peter PM Meinke, with the 1959-60 future CWC 4800 Bruce Morris in the front row, two to the left of the CWC.
    Also, the Basketball 1958 photo comprises four RMC 60 classmates, Jacobs, Rosewarn, Gall, and Morris, with Stankus (RMC 59.