The Week That Was…


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  • Chilean Commander-In-Chief visits RMCC

  • Monthly Retired Faculty & Staff Luncheon Held at SSM

  • Cadets Attend Toronto Branch Dinner

  • 73rd anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic celebrated


Photo courtesy of Adam Dargavel – Base photo

Chilean Commander-In-Chief visits RMCC

General Humberto Oviedo Arriagada, Commander-In-Chief of the Chilean Army visited RMCC last Thursday (28 April). The visit was part of an Eastern Canadian  tour which included stops in Ottawa, Kingston and Québec City over four days.

While at the college, the visiting Commander-In-Chief and his delegation inspected a Quarter guard, did a photo op book signing at the Memorial Staircase, an office call with the Commandant, and an RMCC 101 brief with Dr Jim Denford, and various military and civilian staff members.



Monthly Retired Faculty and Staff Luncheon Held at SSM

Article by: WJO – photos by Chris Miner

A large turnout of retired RMCC faculty and staff met at the RMCC Senior Staff Mess last Friday. The luncheon provided an opportunity for former colleagues to ‘catch up’ as many of them were away for a good majority of the winter.

The bar was open which provided a great opportunity for mingling and socializing.

The group generally meets at various venues in the Kingston area on the last Friday of each month except December for obvious reasons.

At each luncheon Helmut Binhammer passes a little box around and most members in attendance writes their name on a slip of paper contributes a loonie and a draw is made. The winner this time was Les Bennett – just over $21.00

The next luncheon is scheduled for the last Friday in May – the 27th;  at Treasure Island Marina – 1753 Highway 2 heading towards Gananoque  from Kingston.  For more info – contact – Rod Harris-Lowe  [email protected]

Any former RMCC faculty and staff are invited to join the group.


Some of the faces in the crowd last Friday included:

Paul Allard; Les Bennett; Helmut Binhammer; Pierre Bussieres;  Don Coulter; Mike Evans; Ron Haycock; Murray Hogben; Peter Jarrett; Ed Jazak;  Ron Mann; Lawrence McDonough; Craig Moffatt; Frank Norman; Bill Oliver;  John Plant;  Subramanian (Rang) Ranganathan; Terry Shepard; Phil Somers; Jack Treddenick;  Paul Van Nest;   Alex Wakeling; and Alan Whitehorn.


Cadets Attend Toronto Branch Dinner

By: OCdt Zacharie Marshall, 26664

When I was in first year, I had the opportunity to go to the RMC Club Toronto Branch Dinner and had an amazing time.

Three years later, I got the chance to go again and had another incredible experience. This yearly dinner gives ex-cadets from the Toronto area a chance to get together and catch up. Luckily, every year, they invite a few RMC cadets to come join them.

Needless to say, we all had an amazing time, whether it was listening to a crazy story that happened back in the 70s or graciously accepting when someone offered to buy you a drink, which apparently are the two favourite pass times for ex-cadets, telling stories and buying current cadets drinks.

I highly encourage cadets to take advantage of these events and attend them as much as possible because they give you a chance to talk to people with very different backgrounds and experiences that will certainly give you a new perspective on life in and out of the Canadian Forces. And of course, whenever people from RMC get together, no matter their age, it’s always a good time.



73rd anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic celebrated

The 73rd anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic was celebrated with a parade and memorial service on Sunday 1 May in many centres across Canada.

In Kingston, ON the lead in organizing the event was HMCS Cataraqui. Rain most of the morning in Kingston was inconvenient but did nothing to deter the significance of the dignified ceremony.

The annual event is to parade in honour of those whose served and lost their lives in the battle of the Atlantic.

Taking part locally and hanging tough through the rain, were members of the Royal Canadian Navy personnel at CFB Kingston, HMCS CATARAQUI, the Royal Military College of Canada, veterans from the Naval Veteran’s Association, the HMCS CATARAQUI Association, The Women’s Royal Canadian Navy Service (WRCNS), the Canadian Naval Air Group, the Merchant Navy Veterans Association, the University Naval Training Division, and members of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets and Navy League Cadets.

The Reviewing Officer was Commodore B.W.N. Satarpia, COS VCDS.

More photos from the Battle of Atlantic by 27443 OCdt (II) Tristan Thomson – Here