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Good Day from the Infantry School in Gagetown,

I just read the feature you did on the RMC PT Test and the cadets training to achieve a perfect score of 500 points. In the article it claims that no cadet in the last decade has gotten a perfect score of 500 points within the new format of the test. Not true!

In 2004, Alexia Shore, (now Captain Shore, helicopter pilot in Edmonton) got a perfect score of 500 and was recognized for this on a wing parade by the Commandant. She actually got a score of 511 because she completed 111 sit-ups in 2 minutes. I did all the events that day next to her and it was incredible to watch!

Thought I would remind everyone of her incredible accomplishment!

23441 Alex Duncan (RMC 2006)

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Bravo pour le e-Veritas

Je lis toujours le e-Veritas avec beaucoup de plaisir. Sa qualité ne cesse de m’épater. J’ai l’impression d’être invité à une visite guidée des CMR et de rencontrer les personnes qui y oeuvrent ou y habitent.

Cette semaine, la qualité des photos est très bonne. Bravo aux photographes. J’ai remarqué qu’ils étaient maintenant identifiés. Cela motivera les photographes amateurs. J’ai eu l’impression de participer à l’inspection du Commandant sans avoir à me tenir au garde à vous. Magnifique!

Amicalement

“Robert Bégin” <[email protected]>

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Bill,

The Who am I – 106 John Gabriel Hearn (RMC 1880-1884) posted on 4th January 2010 was inspired by an advertisement in Kijiji selling an antique chair he once owned. 8057 Curator James Ross McKenzie (RMC 1970) has purchased the chair for the Royal Military College museum

From: [email protected]

To: Victoria Edwards

Subject: RMC Chair up for sale

Victoria

Just a follow-up to our emails in December re the RMC marked chair. We decided to go ahead with the purchase and so we are now the proud owners of an antique chair. It seems relatively well made, but not of sophisticated manufacture. It could be the product of a skilled amateur carpenter or a less expensive product line of some local shop. In style it resembles the early Jacobean chairs, but it is extremely unlikely that the chair is that old, and most likely it is contemporary to Hearn’s cadet days. To get more informed opinion we’d have to find someone knowledgeable in early Canadian furniture.

We’re working on the assumption that it was a local purchase made by Hearn and used by him as a desk chair, or extra chair, in his dormitory (Stone Frigate) room. On departure from the College in 1884 he presumably sold it, or gave it away. By a strange twist of fate it survived and remained in the Kingston area, re-surfacing about three years ago at the estate auction of the property of a Dr R Beverly Lynn, (1921 – 2006) , an antique collector and dealer from Westbrook It was acquired by Mr. Sennan Vandenberg of Bath who in turn listed it on Kijiji.

The chair has cleaned up rather well and it’s an usual, but intriguing artefact from the early days of the College. Thanks for tipping us off about the listing.

Ross

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