What’s Happening At RMC

Feature photo by OCdt Victoria Pierrot 

Harrier Race

Saturday, 14 October brought excellent ‘running weather’ for the annual harrier race – about a 5KM tour of Fort Henry, from the parade square and back. As customary, the event was compulsory for all cadets except though medically excused and others assigned to essential duties.

A good cross section of college staff was spotted at the starting point too. These included the Commandant, Principal, Director of Cadets, College Chief Warrant Officer, and the Training Wing Sergeant Major.

A carnival-like atmosphere prevailed during the moments leading up to the start and through to the finish line. Various styles of the 12 squadron colours could also be seen worn by cadets from all years.

A good time was had by all.

At press time we had yet to receive any results. Perhaps, next Issue?

Some time following the Harrier Race the same crew of cadets participated in a number of outdoor ‘games’ including – road hockey; frisbee; and touch football.

More photos from the Harriers Race & outdoor games by OCdt Victoria Pierrot – Here

We expect more photos from the Harriers Race & outdoor games – soon


Fall 2017 Convocation Ceremony – Friday, 17 November – Currie Hall – Please be seated by 1345hrs
Collation des grades d’automne -Le vendredi 17 novembre – Salle Currie – 13 h 45

Announcement of Honorary Degrees at RMC’s 110th Convocation / Remise de doctorats honorifiques dans le cadre de la 110e cérémonie de collation des grades du CMR

The Royal Military College of Canada is very proud to announce that Rear Admiral (Retired) Roger Girouard, Assistant Commissioner Canadian Coast Guard, Western Region will receive a Doctor of Military Science honoris causa at our 110th Convocation at 1400 hours on 17 November 2017.

Le Collège militaire royal du Canada est très fier d’annoncer que le Contre-amiral (retraité) Roger Girouard, Commissaire adjoint de la Région de l’Ouest de la Garde côtière canadienne se verra octroyer un doctorat honoris causa en sciences militaires de notre 110e Collation des grades qui aura lieu le 17 novembre 2017 à 14 h 00.

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MWO S Couturier

MWO Stephane Couturier joined the CAF in Dec 1987 as an Instrument Electrical technician (IET) in the then, Canadian Airforce.

After basic training he attended Performance Oriented Electronics Training (POET) in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu.  Once completed, he was posted to CFB Borden to complete the QL 3 (basic trade qualification).

Stephane has served at 419 and 410 Sqn at CFB Cold Lake, 414 and 19 AMS (Aircraft Maintenance Squadron) Sqn at CFB Comox, 440 Sqn at CFB Yellowknife, 436 Sqn at CFB Trenton, ATESS (Aerospace and Telecommunications Engineering Support Sqn), and as an Instructor at CFSATE (Canadian Force School of Aerospace and Technology and Engineering) at CFB Borden and a POET Troop WO at CFSCE (Canadian Forces School of Communication and Electronics).

The seasoned technician has worked on CF-5s, T-33s, F-18s, Twin Otters, and CC130J aircraft.

He has held positions from technician to Deputy Flight Safety Officer to Non Destructive Testing (NDT), National Aircraft Recovery Section and the Fluid and Vibration Analysis Supervisor.

He is currently the C Division Sergeant Major, at RMC.

The 30 year CAF veteran is a proud father of a beautiful 17 year old daughter.

Chuck Ansell

Q&A with e-Veritas correspondent Chuck Ansell and MWO S. Couturier – C Division Sergeant Major

Q: Did you request a posting to RMC? 


Q: What do you think of being at RMC?

I feel lucky to be around such energetic young adults who are willing to learn from us.

Q: What was your best moment at the College, so far?

To see a great college tradition unfold – The FYOP squadrons receiving their coin after the obstacle course.

Q: What are your expectations this year?

I would hope to be able to streamline some of the day to day processes in order to reduce their impact on the student population.

Q: Your advice to the 1st Year Cadets?

Be proud – you are part of a great institution with a long history – learn from it so you can share with your friends and family.

Q: Your advice to the graduating Cadets?

You have embarked in a challenging journey a few years ago that has shaped who you are today, be proud of your accomplishments while at RMC and share your experiences with the world.

Q: Your advice to the 2nd and 3rd Years?

Your choice to be at this institution is commendable- you have a lot of demands put on you and we know and trust that you are able to meet these challenges.  Stay focused on the end goal – you’re doing well.

Q: What do you see as your biggest challenge while serving at the college?

Balancing the needs of the college while minimizing the effect on the student core.


Recent results

(M) Soccer:

Wed 11 Oct RMC 0 @ UOIT 2

Sun 15 Oct RMC 0 @ Queen’s 2

(W) Soccer:

Fri 13 Oct Queen’s 8 RMC 0

Sun 15 Oct RMC 2 @ Queen’s 6

(M) Rugby:

Sat 14 Oct McMaster 77 RMC 12

(M) Hockey:

Fri 13 Oct RMC 4 @ UOIT 5

Sat 14 Oct Laurentian 2 @ RMC 1


(M) Soccer:

Sat 21 Oct RMC @ Ryerson – @ Downsview Park 8:00 PM

(W) Soccer:

Fri 20 Oct RMC @ U of T – @ Varsity Centre 6:00 PM

Sat 21 Oct RMC @ Ryerson @ @ Downsview Park 6:00 PM

(M) Rugby:

Fri 20 Oct RMC @ WLU – @ University Stadium 7:30 PM

(M) Hockey:

Fri 20 Oct RMC @ Ryerson @ Mattamy Athletic Centre 7:15 PM

Sat 21 Oct RMC @ York @ Canlan Ice Sports 7:00 PM