Trivia | Bagatelle

Trivia | Bagatelle –  by E3161 Victoria Edwards


1 Which building was demolished in the early 1840s to make way for the Martello Tower, which currently serves as the Museum of the Royal Military College of Canada? The south east corner of the foundations were exposed during excavations. The building was erected during the winter of 1812-13.

a) blockhouse; b) civilian staff quarters; c) carpenter’s shop; d) cook house; e) gun shed; f) officer’s quarters; g) stables

2. The storage facility for the RMC Museum is currently located in which campus building?

a) Fort Champlain; b) Fort Haldimand; c) Fort Lasalle; d) Stone Frigate

3. The Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada contains the heraldic emblems (or Armorial Bearings) that have been granted, registered, approved or confirmed since the establishment of the Canadian Heraldic Authority. The approval of the Regimental Colour of The Royal Military College of Canada occurred in:

a) 1961;  b) 1971;  c) 1981;  d) 1991;  e) 2001;  f) 2011


Answers:


1 a) A 40 foot square blockhouse, erected during the winter of 1812-13 was demolished in the early 1840s to make way for the Martello Tower, which currently serves as the Museum of the Royal Military College of Canada.

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Answer 2

b) The pool in the Fort Haldimand dormitory, which was closed in the mid-1990s, was filled in and covered with a concrete slab. The pool area was divided up into two stories and is now used for the Museum storeroom and other storage. The RMC Museum storeroom was established with the support of the Class of 1955, RMC Unit Fund, CF Museum Committee and Cataraqui Archaelogical Research Foundation.

Answer 3: e) In June 2001, the Regimental Colour of The Royal Military College of Canada was approved. Vol. IV, p. 181.

2 Comments

  • 2859 Pike, J.G.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Given answer 3, regarding approval of the College Colour, how can the presentation of the first stand of colours to the Cololege by the then Prince of Wales, in 1919, be explained?

  • Victoria Edwards

    January 24, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    According to Preston’s ‘A History of the Royal Military College’, the college obtained a royal warrant to validate its coat of arms which had been used without authority since the time of the first Commandant, Colonel Hewett. A copy of the Royal Warrant assigned for the College by Royal Warrant in July 31, 1920 was extracted from the Records of the College of Arms, London.

    The Canadian Heraldic Authority was established in June 1988. The Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada contains the heraldic emblems (or Armorial Bearings) that have been granted, registered, approved or confirmed since then. The photo of the Regimental Colour is dated June 2001. http://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=81