Every year, RMC and the USNA Pipes and Drums and Brass and Reed do an exchange. This year, it was our turn to go down to Annapolis. A ten hour bus ride and several DVDs later, we arrived very early in the morning. The Academy, for reasons obvious to us, was very different from RMC. Their rigid hierarchy within their classes was the first indication of the various differences between us. Beyond that, their campus is roughly 6 times bigger than ours; needless to say, we got lost…often.
Between football games and trying to find our way around, the bands had workshops. At the end of a short weekend, the RMC cadets exchanged gifts with their hosts (and vice-versa of course) and parted ways. We all look forward to their trip to visit Canada and pick up where we left off.
Somogyvari “Smokey” Gabor
Remembering Passchendaele: The Canadian Push to Victory Presentation by: WO Bruce Matheson
A few of the e-Veritas staff were lucky enough to go a presentation put on by WO Bruce Matheson on the Canadian actions in Passchendaele from 26 October to 10 November 1917. His presentation took a human side to the battle and gave the audience a glimpse into the sacrifices that the Brave Men made to help win the War. Instead of taking the standard approach and focusing on the the battle as a whole WO Matheson instead looked at the day to day challenges the men faced and describes a few of their heroic actions that helped with the battle.
When asked why he spent so much time constructing this superb presentation his response was:
“My interest in this subject was driven by the fact that father’s uncle served in WW1 with the 85th Bn Nova Scotia Highlanders, and he fought at Passchendaele. I researched the Battle, through books, journals, diaries, and my great uncle’s war records from the National Archives. This research, along with personal artifacts, passed to me from my father, compelled me to make this project into a presentation I could share with others. The tremendous determination, sacrifice and valour displayed by the Canadian Corps during this most difficult operation are an inspiration to all Canadians. It was a privilege to share this with you.”
All in attendance left with deeper and better understanding – Remembering Passchendaele.
Photo by: 25247 Ken Eady
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) awarded Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships in 2009 to the following students at Royal Military College of Canada.
* Colan Ryan was awarded a three-year scholarship tenable during the 1st 5 years of doctoral studies, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada. He is VP, Research and Development at MEMwave Inc. memwave.com He obtained his MASc in Electrical Engineering at the Royal Military College of Canada. Mr. Ryan is an expert in the fields of microwave, RF, and antenna design and systems integration, including LNA design, AWGN and Rayleigh channel simulation, and full-wave transmission line and EM simulations. In addition to co-inventing the CJ69 antenna system, Mr. Ryan has developed the highest performing transmitarray antenna yet described in the literature.
* Sidian Chen was awarded a one-year scholarship for the 1st or 2nd year of graduate studies, Mechanical Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada
* Michael Groves was awarded a three-year scholarship tenable during the 1st 5 years of doctoral studies, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada
* Tashfeen Karamat, was awarded a three-year scholarship tenable during the 1st 5 years of doctoral studies), Electrical and Computer Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada. Tashfeen has studied `Tightly Couples INS/GPS` at RMC from Jan 2007-Jan 2009.
* Luke Lebel was awarded a one-year scholarship for the 1st or 2nd year of graduate studies, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada. Source