Who am I?
- I entered the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario in 1915, I served as Commanding Officer 14th Field Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery (1940-1942).
- In 1942, I became Commanding Officer No. 1 Canadian Artillery Reinforcement Unit, England. I was Commanding Officer 1st Canadian Anti-Aircraft Brigade, England (1942-1944).
- I served as Director-General of Anti-Aircraft Artillery (1944-1945).
- From 1945 – 1947, I was District Officer Commanding 7th Military District.
- I returned to Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston as Commandant and Aide-de-Camp to the Governor-General (1947-54).
- At the time, RMC was the only military college with a four year course, the course was 15 percent military content.
- During this period, the New One Hundred Opening Ceremonies were held (20 September 1948).
I devised a new system of organization at RMC consisting of a vice-commandant as director of studies, to coordinate the military and academic training at RMC and to represent RMC at the National Conference of Canadian Universities as the equivalent of a vice-principal. The commandant personally commanded the cadet battallion. A staff-adjutant issued the routine orders.
- The Old Brigade was inaugurated in 1950 for alumni celebrating 50 years since they entered one of the military Colleges.
- The Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were photographed with me during the royal visit to RMC on 12 October 1951.
- I was Director of Imperial War Graves Commission in North-West Europe from 1954-1958.
- I retired in 1958.
Who am I?
a) 1137 Brigadier-General Donald Agnew CB CD ADC LLD;
b) 2140 Air Commodore D.A.R. Bradshaw, DFC, CD, ADC;
c) 2184 Commodore Desmond Piers DSC, CD, ADC; or
d) 2120 Brigadier J. Desmond B. Smith, C.B.E., DSO, ADC.
Answer 1137 Brigadier-General Donald Agnew CB, CD, ADC LLD.
2) Preston “Canada’s RMC: A History of the Royal Military College”