Issue 028/2006


Numéro 028/2006

In This Issue - Dans ce numéro

  West Point/RMC Hockey Classic - iced 
  Ceremony Commemorates 151 Lt Gen Sir A.
 The Major - Danny McLeod Retires at 85;   Korean War & The Classes of '52, '53 & '54;
 Where are they:  What are they doing?   Flashback to Korea 1954;
  Civil Engineering Students -
       Construction Field Trip - TO;
  We get e-mails

 And much, more.               Et beaucoup plus


Quotation of the Week

“On the 40th anniversary of your arrival at RMC it is a very great honour for me to be present at 
this most deserving tribute to your 11 outstanding years at RMC and lifetime of service to Canada 
and hockey. I feel fortunate to currently hold the position of RMC hockey coach for which you set 
the standard.  Your personal counsel and friendship over the past four years have been greatly 

14080  Andy Scott, (RMC ’83) on the occasion of The Major Danny McLeod testimonial Dinner 26 August 2000. 


SPECIAL NOTE - RMC/West Point Hockey

As many of you know, or will soon know upon reading the attached full press release issued by RMC last week, this year’s historic West Point / RMC hockey game, customarily played in February, has been postponed indefinitely.  Several Ex-Cadets have already expressed their profound disappointment and their fear that the tradition itself may be in danger. 

The Executive of the RMC Club has been following this issue closely for over a year now and the Commandant has been very forthcoming with all the information relevant to this file.  In the past week alone, E1607 BGen Lacroix has spent much more time than anyone could ask keeping the Club informed of the background, numerous exchanges between the Colleges and difficulties relating to the scheduling of the game.

Following discussions with 10080 Bob Booth (immediate past-President of the Club) and me, the Commandant has agreed to let S109 Danny McLeod attempt to mediate a resolution of this situation. With Danny’s active participation, it is expected that a meeting of USMA and RMC key players will take place in early January to hopefully choose a mutually agreeable date and format for the game this season, as well as subsequent seasons. 

Rest assured that considerable efforts are being made by both the staff at RMC and the RMC Club Executive to urgently address the situation. For this reason, I ask all Ex-Cadets to refrain from communicating directly with the Commandant and Club Executive at this time. While we empathize with the concerns you may have, the extra efforts required to answer your queries may hamper our efforts. I assure you that we will keep all members of the Club up to date on this important issue at each step of the discussions in further e-Veritas articles.

This is not a «gag order», but rather an appeal for your cooperation.  Should you consider it necessary to express your views or opinions, please direct your correspondence to me at


12046 Pierre Ducharme (CMR’79)
President  RMC Club of Canada

December 13 2006

Kingston, ON - The Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) announced today that the 75-year old hockey game between RMC and the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point has been placed on hold due to scheduling conflicts with the OUA (Ontario University Athletics) and AHA (Atlantic Hockey Association) respectively.  This year’s contest was scheduled for Saturday, February 10, 2007 at West Point, New York. 

U.S. General Douglas McArthur, then Superintendent of the USMA, and Canadian Lt Gen Sir Archibald Macdonnell, then Commandant of RMC inaugurated the annual hockey game in 1923.  The series currently stands at 39 victories for West Point, 29 victories for RMC, with 7 games ending in a tie. 

Both teams looked forward to the game, but the realities of an expanded league schedule for both teams started to take their toll.  “We have to respect the traditions of both academies, but at the same time we must be mindful of the responsibilities that both institutions have towards their own hockey league” said Brigadier-General Jocelyn Lacroix, RMC Commandant.  As RMC could not come up with a suitable date for the winter of 2007 game the Commandant of RMC made the decision that the annual hockey game would not be played during the annual exchange weekend scheduled for February 2007.   

RMC and West Point still enjoy a rich athletic rivalry, as this past year featured competitions in women’s soccer, men’s basketball, fencing and taekwondo between the two institutions. 

“We will continue to work with West Point to solidify dates for a hockey game in the year 2007,” said Darren Cates, RMC Director of Athletics.  “It is disappointing we couldn’t play this February as part of the exchange weekend, but we are confident we will be able to resolve the scheduling issues and resume this historic series”.   

Cates also added that RMC and USMA were continuing to plan an exchange for the weekend of February 9 – 11 and noted that, “Although we aren’t playing hockey against West Point in February 2007, we are still planning other events such as taekwondo, debating and integrating USMA cadets with RMC cadets for the Cadet Wing Winter Games.” 



13 décembre 2006

Kingston, ON – Le Collège militaire royal (CMR) du Canada a annoncé aujourd’hui que la partie de hockey annuelle opposant depuis 75 ans le CMR à la United States Military Academy (USMA) à West Point a dû être reportée par suite de conflits d’horaire avec la Ontario University Athletics (OUA) et la Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA) respectivement.  La rencontre de cette année devait avoir lieu le samedi 10 février 2007 à West Point (New York). 

Le Général Douglas McArthur de l’armée américaine, alors surintendant de la USMA, et le Lt-gén Sir Archibald Macdonnell de l’armée canadienne, à l’époque commandant du CMR, ont lancé cette tradition en 1923.  Les statistique actuelles s’établissent à 39 victoires pour West Point, 29 victoires pour le CMR, et 7 parties nulles. 

Les deux équipes avaient hâte de se retrouver sur la glace,  mais les exigences du calendrier d’une ligue élargie, de part et d’autre de la frontière, ont prévalu.  « Nous devons respecter les traditions des deux institutions, mais il faut également tenir compte de nos responsabilités respectives envers notre propre ligue de hockey » nous a dit le Brigadier-général Jocelyn Lacroix, commandant du CMR.  Comme le CMR n’est pas parvenu à trouver une date convenable pour la rencontre de l’hiver 2007, le commandant du CMR a décidé que cette rencontre n’aurait pas lieu durant la fin de semaine d’échange annuelle de février prochain. 

Le CMR et West Point continuent de nourrir une riche rivalité sportive qui s’est concrétisée cette année par des rencontres en soccer féminin, basketball masculin, escrime et tae kwon do entre les deux institutions. 

« Nous allons continuer de consulter West Point pour trouver une date pour cette partie de hockey en 2007 » a fait savoir Darren Cates, directeur - Athlétique.  « Il est dommage que nous ne puissions pas jouer en février durant la fin de semaine d’échange, mais nous sommes persuadés que nous parviendrons à trouver une solution à ce conflit d’horaire afin de reprendre plus tard cette rencontre historique. »   

M. Cates a également indiqué que le CMR et la USMA continuent de planifier un échange pour la fin de semaine du 9 au 11 février et a ajouté que : « même si nous ne jouons pas au hockey contre West Point en février 2007, nous planifions tout de même d’autres activités comme le tae kwon do, des débats et l’intégration d’élèves-officiers de la USMA avec des élèves-officiers du CMR en vue des jeux d’hiver de l’escadre des élèves-officiers du CMR ».


Trivia  provided by E3161 Victoria Edwards (RMC ’03)  

Chiseled into the stone of the Memorial Arch at the Royal 
Military College of Canada, are the opening lines of a poem 
written by:
A    Sigfried Sasoon, 
B    Robert Graves 
C    Wilfred Owen  
D    Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae
E    Sublieutenant Rupert Brooke 
The Poem is called:
A  'The Dead'
B  'Peace'
C  'the Soldier'
D  'The Treasure'
E  'Safety'

Answers Right After Extra Innings



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21950 Georgia Dryden (RMC-01)
Merry Christmas Letter to Classmates and Friends
December 2006 

First off I want to say that I miss you and have really a brand new perspective on friends and family since being deployed over the holidays. Every e-mail and package has meant so much to me over here because I know you care about me and have taken the time to show me you were thinking of me. 

I am safe.  That is another statement that I know you are looking forward to hearing. Yes I am in harms way often, but I have a good reason to be and I am so proud to be serving Canada.  I know that what I am doing is making a difference and would stay as long as needed to finish the job. Things are not always easy even if I put a light spin on them.  It has been a lot of hard work and you understand that I would not have it any other way. 

I know that I will miss the entire crazy bustle around the Christmas tree.  As you likely know I am a little nutty about cooking, shopping for gifts, and all the other prep work that goes into holiday parties.  So I will be making gingerbread in March and invite you to come decorate the cookies with me. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

May the holidays see you as merry, bright and full as possible! 

Cheers, Georgia


What's Happening Around the College?

Construction Field Trip 2006 - Toronto

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On November 14th, 2006, the Civil Engineering students of the Royal Military College of Canada traveled to the Greater Toronto Area to view a handful of construction sites at differing stages of completion. The premise of the department’s field trip to was to see practical engineering examples of the work being taught in class. To this end, six sites within the Municipality of Toronto were chosen to demonstrate different aspects of construction and different challenges being faced.           

The first site that was visited was a high school athletics complex in Markham that was in the early stages of construction. The site was in the process of having the reinforced concrete strip footings laid as foundations when the group arrived. All the foundation work had to be done by Christmas in order to ensure timely completion of the project.           

The second site that the group visited was an industrial park where the finishing touches to the foundations of several buildings were being done. The contractor was laying the concrete pads that would form the basis of the ground floors. This was done by putting down gravel within the strip foundations and packing it down in several layers, a thin layer of concrete was then laid over it. In conjunction with laying the floor, the steel superstructure of the buildings had also been erected with the support columns bolted directly into the foundations. The superstructure required a large number of bolts and welds to support itself. We also saw how a waterproof coating was then used to cover the roofs of the buildings.           

These two sites related to our course work in many ways. For instance, the use of geomatics and surveying at the first site to aid in the placement and in watching for settlement combined both our geomatics course and theory from our soils course. The steel structure that was being built on the second site was an excellent example of forces and loading that we are studying in our strengths of materials course. Both of these sites had to take into consideration things like soil movement, the water table, and caring for the environment, all of which are directly linked to theory and practices that we are studying now. 

The fourth site that was visited was a shaft that had been dug as part of a project involving the digging of a new sewer line.  The new sewer line is being dug between Yonge and Durham to meet the new demands of an increased population in the Richmond Hill area outside Toronto.  It is a joint project between Earthtech and Mac Nally.   

This particular shaft was dug in glacial till material, making the digging quite easy.  Steel plates were added around the exterior of the shaft as it was dug.  This shaft is going to be used to lower the tunnel-boring machine (TBM) to the required depth. A tunnel boring machine is quite impressive! 

A few of the complications that are involved with the project are due to the fact that the tunnel will pass through the Oak Ridges Moraine, an ecologically sensitive area that is protected.  This was the cause of some public opposition to the project.  This project also encompasses a multitude of aspects in civil engineering including environmental, geotechnical, structural and hydrology.   





The next stop was the Canadian National Exhibition Soccer Stadium. Along with being an impressive site to go through it was also a perfect example of how developing a site is not just about building a structure. There were several challenges associated with this construction.  Utility lines ran through the site, remnants of the old stadium were still buried under the new construction site,  and there was also the issue of the seats for the stadium itself. The seats came as a sort of preassembled kit. The seats were already built but the engineers had to insure that they were being supported the correct way. This project is more then just constructing a stadium. Many factors had to be taken into account before work could proceed at various steps along the way.  

The last location visited during the RMC Dept. of Civil Engineering field trip was to downtown Toronto to the future location of the new RBC Centre.  According to the PCL website (i.e. the contractors), the future office building will be a 41-storey, 1,375,000 square-foot project.  Much of the soil beneath the site consists of clay, which was not suitable for building on. PCL is currently excavating the clay on-site and trucking it away.  One of the factors that needed to be considered before they could begin the excavation process was the proximity of other buildings to the site.  To this end, anchors have been placed in the soil around the walls of the excavation to maintain a restricting force for the soil.  This is done to prevent the stress caused by the other buildings to find a lateral route out, which could lead to settlement of the surrounding soil, which could prove hazardous for the surrounding buildings and streets. 

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Upon completion of this busy Tuesday, that saw this group of aspiring Civil Engineers visit numerous construction sites, one was able to witness the theories taught in the classroom being used practically in the field.  Subjects such as Mechanics of Materials, Soil Mechanics, Geomatics, Hydrology and Environmental Engineering were just a few of the areas of interest for the engineers and construction workers on each of these sites.  Field trips such as these prove to be helpful in the development of the student’s education and interest, and this trip, in particular, was one of great enjoyment and appeal.  We would also like to thank our Civ Eng Prof, Major Vlachopoulos for introducing this construction field project to the curriculum and for organizing this year’s event.

Ceremony Commemorates
No. 151 Lt Gen Sir Archibald Cameron Macdonell, KCB, CMG, DSO, LL.D.
(RMC 1883)

Colonel John Roderick, Honorary Colonel of Lord Stratchona's Horse (Royal Canadians)
addresses the group on the legacy of Lt. Gen Macdonnel

By G1628 Major John R. Grodzinski, CD

On 8 December 2006, about 25 serving and retired members of Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) and personnel from the Royal Military College of Canada, paid homage to the memory of No. 151 Lieutenant-General Sir Archibald Cameron Macdonell, at a gravesite ceremony at Catarqui Cemetery, in Kingston. Included in the group were former director of athletics, S109 Major (Retd) Danny Mcleod, MC; 8057 Captain (Retd) Ross McKenzie, of the RMC Museum, E5533 CWO Clifford Ells, 23977 OCdt Phillip Gartner, Major John R. Grodzinski, from the Department of History, Colonel John Roderick, Honorary Colonel of Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) and Colonel “Spike” Hazleton, Base Commander, CFB Kingston.   

Sir Archibald Macdonell enjoyed lengthy and important service with the militia, the North West Mounted Police and served Canada through two wars. He was both a graduate of RMC and later its commandant. Macdonell was born in Windsor, Ontario in 1864. His paternal grandfather was a Loyalist and fought in the American War of Independence and the War of 1812, while on his mother's side, his great-uncle was killed at Second Bull's Run during the American Civil War. Macdonell entered RMC in 1882, where he became captain of both the football team

and the cricket team. Graduating in 1886, he gained a commission in the Royal Artillery, but decided to stay in the Canadian militia and the North-West Mounted Police. Macdonell served in South Africa with the 2nd Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles and later commanded the 5th Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles. After the war he rejoined the North-West Mounted Police and in 1907, he became second in command of the Canadian Mounted Rifles, which in 1909 became Lord Strathcona's Horse. By 1912, Macdonell was commanding officer of the Strathconas and took the Regiment overseas in 1914 and into the trenches in 1915. Later that year, he was promoted to brigadier-general and took command of the 7th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division and on 9 June 1917, became general officer commanding, 1st Canadian Division, an appointment he held for the remainder of the war.  

In 1919, Macdonell became the first ex-cadet who served in the Canadian Army to be appointed as Commandant of RMC (the first ex-cadet to become Commandant, was Macdonell’s brother-in-law, No. 45 Colonel E.T. Taylor) and during his tenure, he gave the College a new lease of life and oversaw the presentation of the first College Colours, the granting of arms to RMC, the establishment of the RMC Review and Log of HMS Stone Frigate, the construction of Currie Hall and the Memorial Arch, the establishment of a Staff and Sergeant’s Mess, the construction of new roads named from College history or the Great War, and the initiation of the annual RMC-West Point Hockey game. Macdonell was responsible for giving the College grounds the appearance of a public park and was often seen riding about the College grounds on his bay charger “Casey,” which had been with him in the North West Mounted Police and through the Great War, and which now lies buried near the Commandant’s residence. 

In 1925, Macdonell briefly moved to Calgary, and then returned to Kingston. He served as Honorary Colonel of Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) from 8 May 1922 until his death on 23 December 1941 and was also honorary colonel of three other militia regiments. Macdonell was interred at Cataraqui Cemetery on 26 December 1941 and the mourners included many members of active service units and the Kingston garrison.  

A great man whose importance to both the College and Canada should not be forgotten.



 The Major - Danny McLeod Retires at 85 . . . Well, Not Quite

S109 Major (ret’d) Danny McLeod will “officially” retire from his position with Taylor Chevrolet Oldsmobile Cadillac Ltd at the end of this month.  This will bring an end to his professional working career.  But he is not heading to the rocking chair quite yet!  

Most e-Veritas readers are aware that Danny is a decorated WWII Army Officer; spent close to 30 years serving with the Canadian Forces; 11 years at RMC as the Director of Athletics; eight years with the National Hockey League (NHL) supervisor of on-ice officials; and for the past 25 years or so he has worked with Taylor family GM dealership here in Kingston.  

His accomplishments in sports are legendary: as a young man and prior to WWII he was a rugged two-way hockey player, who caught the eye of more then one NHL scout. Because of his commitment to the Army; he found himself moving around a great deal in Canada. Consequently, he competed at the senior “A” level in most regions of the country. Later on he was to coach at the Senior “A” level and turned down NHL coaching overtures namely from the Boston Bruins when he was well entrenched at RMC. He is one of the “founding members” of the CIAU (now CIS).  He actually ran CIAU business from his RMC office for over ten years. While Director of Athletics, he had a larger than life presence.  

Ex cadets from the 1960s and early 1970s are well aware of this presence on the local; national and international sport scenes.  He was well ahead of his time in regards to off-season fitness for hockey players and convinced Toronto Maple Leaf, General Manager, Punch Imlach, to incorporate it (the first NHL team to

do so) into their preseason training camp.  Two Major McLeod / PERI staff NCO members – Jim Gebhardt and Wally Travis spent the next couple of seasons working with the Leafs.  From that time, all NHL teams pretty follow the McLeod plan started almost 40 years ago.   

Among his numerous honours and awards:  Honourary member (S109) of the RMC Club; member of the Old Brigade; elected to the Kingston Sports Hall of Fame; selected to the Canadian Forces Sports Wall of Honour; and holds an honourary PhD degree from RMC. 

Readers will be pleased to hear that “The Major” after battling some various serious health problems over the past year has appeared to have made a full recovery.  We spent time with him last week – his trademark firm and hearty handshake is back; and his passion for things happening around the sports program at RMC is as keen as ever. 

As mentioned, the rocking chair will have to wait. Danny is already busy working on plans to lead a large group of Canadians on a two-week, non-stop battlefield tour to Europe in early April. You can be sure that when that trip is finished he will be quickly immersing himself into some other “major” project.

We wish him and wife Sheila the very best in their “retirement”.  

You may reach him at   613  546-7045

Ex Cadets Off to Korean War / 1952; 1953 & 1954 
By:  IV Year 23439 Kayne Carr

As the year winds down and the first semester comes to an end, the Cadet Wing prepares to shut down for the holidays. The anticipation of festive gatherings and bountiful feasts is a common preoccupation with the majority of the cadets. Yet for the senior cadets, namely the 4th years, the eagerness of graduation is hard to ignore. With only one semester remaining, reality sets in and so does the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, specifically Afghanistan.  

On October 7, 2001 the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan commenced with an air assault and covert operations on the ground, inaugurating the intended ‘War on Terror’. Since the declaration of ‘war on terror’, the CF’s involvement with Afghanistan has increased along with the number of casualties. Consequently, over 15,000 Canadian personnel have served in Afghanistan and the Gulf.  

Around the College, cadets are constantly reminded about the responsibility and perseverance required of newly commissioned officers headed to Afghanistan. In an attempt to ratify the current speculation that young officers are not adequately prepared to serve in Afghanistan so soon after graduation, the Socialization Project has been implemented to accommodate outgoing 4th year cadets with an opportunity to experience life outside of the college. The project’s intentions are to provide 4th years with the tools needed to function in society before graduation with hopes of easing the transition from OCdt to 2Lt. Yet, over half a century ago the very same threat was present to RMC graduates.  

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On June 25, 1950 the forces of North Korea crossed the 38th Parallel into the Republic of Korea. This marked the beginning of hostilities which were to rage for three full years and more. The class of 1952 was the first class to enter RMC/RRMC (Canadian Service Colleges) post World War II. By graduation, Canada was heavily involved in the Korean War and any army cadet who signed for active service was immediately sent over to Korea. 

While conducting my brief research on the subject of RMC ex-cadets in Korea, I had the opportunity to speak with a few ex-cadets on the phone as well as read several articles submitted by ex-cadets. The focus of my research was to attempt to learn about the trials and tribulations experienced by young Officer graduates from RMC serving overseas with limited training and experience.  

3015 Bob Adams (RMC ’53) was generous enough to give me the opportunity of a phone interview ref. the Korean War. As an RMC graduate, Bob Adams was newly married and was given six weeks of leave before departing for Korea; what he would call home for the duration of a year.  In July of 1953, he replaced H2840 Don Strong (RMC ’52) as the Battalion Signals Officer for 3 RCR. 

Mr. Bob Adams gave me a great deal of insight into what the Korean War offered to a newly commissioned officer. While arriving at his regiment, 3015 Adams had received minimal training as a PHASE III qualified Signals Officer. At the time of Mr. Adams arrival, the official war was coming to an end. The Korean Armistice Agreement was signed at Panmunjom on July 27, 1953. However, the dangers of War had not diminished. In fact, he describes the time  just as dangerous if not worse as a result of the remaining renegades of the ‘Democratic People's Republic of Korea’.  

One of Mr. Adam’s duties was to demilitarize the hills of Korea, clearing out tunnels and isolating the Chinese. What I learned from the interview, which I was formally unaware of, was the implementation of houseboys. Houseboys were young Korean boys who were employed by the soldiers to assist with the daily routine.  Many of the houseboys had to provide for their family and were either awaiting recruitment to the South Korean Army or too young for more profitable employment.  Mr. Adam’s notes one of his more memorable experiences is that of recruiting a houseboy he discovered while on patrol. The houseboy’s name, by no surprise, was Kim. He was an orphan and was fortunate enough to become a houseboy with 3 RCR. As a result of Mr. Adam’s intervention in this young boy’s life, he was able to obtain an education and became a medical technician, maintaining contact with Mr. Adams.  

I have only begun to scratch the surface with the brief accounts of 3015 Bob Adams. Throughout the war, Cadets at RMC anticipated the letters they received from ex-cadets serving in Korea. Many of the Cadets were too young to fight in World War II but were old enough to understand its implications. The Korean War presented an opportunity for the cadets to make their mark as an officer and aid in the development of international peace.    

Throughout my interview with Mr. Adams, I began to make a correlation between the circumstances of today’s graduates and that of the graduates of ’52,’53 and ’54.  Since my introduction to the college, I have been bombarded with conferences and briefings about the transformation and modernization of the CF, particularly the Army. These briefings are not intended to scare or give hype to the war but rather to provide informative sessions on what the new CF expects of young officers and their role in Afghanistan. 

As an RMC cadet, I am often under the impression that we are completely unique and my class is entirely different then say the class of 1953. This may be so in terms of how society has formed us however this is not the case. Each class may have its own perspective and outlook towards their CF career but what I have learned is that all cadets are a little uneasy about the expectations placed on an officer and the majority are anxious to begin their career.  

All around the campus, when cadets socialize about their MOC’s, the conversation will generally lean towards Afghanistan and what is to be expected. As a cadet, the best approach in uncovering the truth of the matter is to get the information straight from the source, the ex-cadets they will be replacing. Although the college does not currently produce a student newsletter, the internet is an extremely useful resource for obtaining war stories from Afghanistan written by ex-cadets.

Until the late 1980’s, the college published a newsletter specifically for cadets around the college. It started out as The Marker and was later renamed The Arch. In the 1950’s, The Marker set aside a column with the intent of giving ex-cadets the opportunity to write in about their experiences in Korea. This was a very popular article and most cadets anticipated the follow-up letters sent from Korea just as the ex-cadets awaited letters from current cadets concerning the day to day events around the college.  



Recently, the RMC Club has received a series of e-mails regarding this exact topic. It began with a rare photo of 3300 Alick Marshall (RMC ’54) sporting the ‘new’ scarlet uniform that had been re-introduced into the college. As a result, we received feed back from 3235 Ron Mann (RMC ’54).  Dr. Mann  was kind enough to give his comments (which are in this e-Veritas elsewhere) of his last years of the college and his deployment to Korea including an explanation of the photo and Alick Marshall’s tragic accident. With sparked curiosity, we were fortunate enough to stumble across some letters sent to RMC from ex-cadets serving in Korea from 1953 and 1954.

These articles are prime examples of the adversities and unforgettable moments experienced by cadets of the time. When compared to the current accounts of ex-cadets in Afghanistan, it is hard to ignore the staggering similarities of the emotions and events experienced by the ex-cadets. 


Altogether 26,791 Canadians served in the Korean conflict, and another 7,000 served in the theatre between the cease-fire and the end of 1955. United Nations' (including South Korean) fatal and non-fatal battle casualties numbered about 490,000. Of these 1,558 were Canadian. The names of 516 Canadian war dead are inscribed in the Korea Book of Remembrance.

When examined, the Canadian contribution may seem small in the overall scheme of the war yet in comparison to her population, Canada contributed a far greater ratio then most other nations involved. Because of its involvement in Korea, Canada elevated it’s name as an international peace keeping country and went on to subsequent operations around the world to promote peace, welfare and freedom. 


Ex-Cadets to Receive the Military Cross in Korea 

2384 William H. Ellis (RMC ’34)

2861 Dan Loomis (RMC ’52)

2897 Herbert Pitts (RMC ’52)

2948 Andrew King (RMC '52)

2967 Charles Carter (RMC ’52) 


Ed note:  23439 Kayne Carr is a IV Year Cadet who has been assigned to Panet House for the past three months.  His regular officer cadet training was temporarily halted due to serious family illness which has since been cleared up. 

OCdt Carr will be rejoining 4 Squadron for the second semester. Bill & Rolande are still trying to figure out what they are going to do without him! 

Letters From Korea: 

2861 Dan Loomis (RRMC / RMC  52)

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 “The danger from enemy is not too great.”

2973 R.W. Bull (RRMC 52)   

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“Christmas was spent by my platoon out on patrol behind the ‘hook’.” 

2853 Robert Bourne (RMC 52) 

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“The Chinese are wise enough to keep undercover during the day.” 

3059 Fred Joyce (RMC 53) 

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“The excitement of war is gone and in its place has come the monotony of everyday life away from home.”

The 23rd Annual Conference of Defence Associations Institute (CDAI) Seminar and the 70th Conference of Defence Associations Annual General Meeting will be held 14-16 February 2007 at the Fairmont Chatêau Laurier, in Ottawa, Ontario Canada.

The 23rd CDAI Seminar, which takes place on 15 February 2007, is presented in collaboration with Queen’s University, Pratt & Whitney Canada, General Dynamics, Boeing, Bombardier, Magna Corporation, and the Department of National Defence’s Security and Defence Forum.  This year’s theme is Canada’s Security Interests, and will feature the following guest speakers:

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada (invited);

Dr. Douglas Bland, Queen’s University; 4860 General (ret’d) John de Chastelain (RMC ’60), former Chief of Defence Staff; Dr. Rob Huebert, University of Calgary; Dr. Alexander Moens, Simon Fraser University; Dr. Stéphane Roussel, l’Université du Québec à Montréal; Lieutenant-General Eric Findley, Deputy Commander NORAD; Senator Colin Kenny; Dr. Jim Boutilier; S151 Senator Hugh Segal (invited); 6523 Mr. Terry Colfer (RMC ’65), former Ambassador to Iran; Mr. Peter Harder, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; Major General Jonathon Riley, former Commanding General of the Multi-national Division (South-East) and General Officer Commanding British Forces in Iraq; Brigadier-General David Fraser, former Commander of the Multi-national Brigade for Regional Command South in Afghanistan. 

3528 General (ret’d) Paul Manson (RRMC / RMC ’56), President of CDAI will preside over the Seminar.

The 70th CDA AGM will take place on 16 February 2007, with open sessions based on the theme Canada’s Security Interests – Impact on the CF.  This year’s speakers include:

The Honourable Gordon O’Connor, Minister of National Defence; S148 General Rick Hillier, Chief of the Defence Staff; General Peter Schoomaker, Chief of Staff of the US Army; 5105 Dr. J.L. Granatstein (CMR / RMC ’61); 11363 Lieutenant-General J.C.M. Gauthier (RMC ’77), Commander Canadian Expeditionary Forces Command; Lieutenant-General M.J. Dumais, Commander Canada Command

4377 Lieutenant-General (ret’d) Richard Evraire (CMR / RMC ’59), Chairman of CDA, will preside over the AGM.

To view the agenda and register, visit:

or contact +1 (613) 236-9903

The War In Afghanistan: 

Links provided courtesy of CDA 

TV Ontario.  “The Agenda – 7 December 2006 edition”  Available online at:

Carlotta Gall and Ismail Khan.  “Taliban and Allies Tighten Grip in North of Pakistan”.  The New York Times.  December 11, 2006.  Available online at:

International Crisis Group.  “Pakistan’s Tribal Areas: Appeasing the Militants”Asia Report N°125.   December 11, 2006.  Available online at: 

Peter J. Middlebrook and Sharon M. Miller.  “All along the watchtower”.  Asia Times.   December 12, 2006.  Available online at: 

BBC News.  “Violence 'eroding Afghan hopes'”.  December 7, 2007.  Available online at:


Où sont-ils?  Que font-ils?

Where are they now?  What are they doing?

De temps à autre, e-Veritas mettra en vedette un Ancien, un membre du personnel d'autrefois et ou un ami du Collège.  Ces articles seront reproduits dans le langage reçu et rarement traduits.  Nous invitons nos lecteurs à soumettre des articles a dans la langue de leur choix. From time to time, E-Veritas will focus on an Ex cadet; former staff member; and / or a friend of the college. Articles will be reproduced in the language received and in most cases not translated.  We invite readers to submit articles to in the language of their choice.
3826 Lt. Commander (Ret.), RCN, Donald M. Coulter, BASc, MEng, Ph.D, PEng, 
CD. (RRMC / RMC ’57)
Coulter served in the Royal Canadian Navy as an Engineering Officer 
from 1953 to 1968. Coulter attended Royal Roads and graduated from the Engineering 
program at the Royal Military College of Canada in 1957. He received a BASc in 
Engineering from the University of British Columbia and a Masters in Engineering from 
Royal Military College of Canada as one of the first students of the RMC Graduate 
Dr. Coulter earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary in 
1970. As part of his military training, he studied Marine Engineering Sub-Speciality at 
the Royal Naval Engineering College in Plymouth, U.K. He was awarded the Canadian 
Forces Decoration in 1965. Professor Coulter is a Mechanical Engineer who taught at 
the Royal Military College of Canada as a RCN officer from 1964 through 1967, and then 
as a professor 1970 through 1997.  He served as Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. From 1987 to 1988, 
he was an Exchange Lecturer in Guided Weapons propulsion at the Royal Military College of Science in Shrivenham, 
11751 LCol (Ret'd) David DB Button CD (RMC 1978) 
Dave Button is a certified engineer, planner, and project manager. Dave has a Civil Engineering 
degree from the Royal Military College, graduated magna cum laude from the School of 
Community and Regional Planning at UBC and was the first graduate ever nominated for the 
Governor General’s Gold Medal. Over the past 30 years Dave has had an extensive career in 
Facilities Management and Development Planning in both the Department of National Defence, 
and the University of Regina. Dave is currently the Vice President (Administration) at the 
University of Regina and as an Adjunct Professor, teaches Project Management in the 
School of Public Policy, Faculty of Business and Faculty of Engineering.  
David Button was appointed vice-president (administration) of the University of Regina, effective 
July 1. In his previous position as associate vice-president (facilities and planning), Button and 
his unit received international recognition for the planning and execution of the recent building 
boom on campus, at the same time delivering substantial energy savings for the university. Button has served the U of R 
for the past 11 years.
Dave Button (MSc, PEng), Vice President (Administration), University of Regina,  585-4386 Building AH Room 522 
13847 LCol Benoit Carrier (RMC ‘83) retired from the CF on 18 Sep 06 to take up the position of Director of Air 
Operations at the Quebec Government Air Service.  In addition to three helicopters and 3 business aircraft, Ben 
now owns more bombers than the CDS, 14 in fact, of the water carrying kind!  All Ex-Buds to park on the 
SAG ramp at the Quebec City Airport.

Councilor 14444 Dorothy Hector (RMC ’84), one of the first 32 females to enter RMC
in 1980 is one of six women elected to the new city council, is shown being sworn in by
Justice Helen MacLeod at Kingston, ON, City Hall .

16132 Donald BS Perrin (RRMC / RMC ‘87) 
Don Perrin is President of Legio X, Inc., printers, publishers, game designers and 
toy soldier makers! The company is one of the first Print-on-Demand book printers 
in the United States. His work in publishing began with the Traveller RPG, and he 
worked on several other card games, role playing games and miniature games before 
starting Legio X (the Tenth Legion). He is also known as an author, and has written 
many Dragonlance novels, as well as co-authored the Knights of the Black Earth 

Don Perrin (born 1 October 1964) is a Canadian writer and former military officer.
Born in Iserlohn, West Germany, Perrin served in the Corps of Electrical and
Mechanical Engineers, in the Canadian Army. After his discharge from active duty, he served as a Reserve Army
Officer in the 30th Field Artillery Regiment (The Bytown Gunners), of the Royal Canadian Artillery, while 
working at CGI Consultants in Ottawa, then as Director of Electronic Warfare Software Development for Software
Kinetics Limited, before moving to the US to write and create full-time. He holds a Bachelor of Science in
Mathematics and Physics from the Royal Military College of Canada. 

He lives in Beloit, Wisconsin. 


Mag Force 7

The Knights of the Black Earth (1995), ISBN 0-451-45425-1

Robot Blues (1996), ISBN 0-451-45581-9

Hung Out (1998), ISBN 0-451-45618-1

Dragonlance Theros Ironfeld (1996), ISBN 0-7869-0481-X

The Doom Brigade (1996), ISBN 0-7869-0526-3

Brothers in Arms (1999), ISBN 0-7869-1429-7

Draconian Measures (2000), ISBN 0-7869-1678-8

Look for new titles in the next year or two!

S143 Doctor Thomas Brzustowski
Tom Brzustowski was appointed RBC Professor for the Commercialization of 
Innovations in the School of Management of the University of  Ottawa in October 
2005. He is also Chair of the Board and Senior Advisor at the Institute for Quantum 
Computing at the University of Waterloo. 
Tom Brzustowski was President of NSERC from 1995 to 2005. An engineer, he 
graduated with a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Physics from the University of Toronto in 
1958, and a Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering from Princeton in 1963. He was a 
professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering 
at the University of Waterloo from 1962 to 1987, teaching and carrying out 
research in thermodynamics and combustion. He served as Chair of Mechanical 
Engineering from 1967 to 1970 and as Vice-President, 
Academic of the University from 1975 to 1987. 
After that he served as deputy minister in the Government of Ontario from 1987 to 1995, first in the Ministry 
of Colleges and Universities, and later in the Premier's Council. He was appointed President of National 
Science Engineering Research Council (NSERC) in October 1995, and reappointed in 2000. 
Tom Brzustowski holds an honorary doctorate from Royal Military College of Canada. He is an Officer of the 
Order of Canada and a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and of the Royal Society of Canada, 
and was recently awarded the Gold Medal jointly by the Professional Engineers Ontario and the Ontario Society 
of Professional Engineers.


Flashback to Korea, 1950 - 1954
by #3235 R.F. (Ron) Mann

(click on picture for larger view)
Cadet Wing Commander  J.A. (Alick) Marshall in the ‘new’ scarlet uniform and the Deputy Cadet Wing Commander  RF (Ron) Mann in the 'old' dress blues. The photo appeared in McLeans magazine in the Spring  of 1954  

Both Alick and Ron graduated in early June and by the time Ron had reached Korea in July Alick had been killed (17 July) in a jet training accident 

A chance remark to Bill Oliver about the 1954 photo of Cadet Wing Commander J.A. (Alick) Marshall in the ‘new’ scarlet uniform led to Bill’s request for these comments. 

The Korean War (or ‘Korean Police Action’ as it has also been called) started on 25 June 1950 with North Korean troops crossing the 38th parallel into South Korea. At that time, RMC had reopened after World War II, had taken in the classes entering in 1948 (the ‘New One Hundred’) and 1949, and was about to take in my class in August 1950 (the ‘Class of 1954’). These three classes were each split between RMC in Kingston and Royal Roads in Victoria, the two colleges being collectively referred to as the Canadian Services Colleges. Some cadets, primarily naval cadets, left at the end of second year and ‘went to service’ and the remaining cadets from both colleges were combined at RMC at the beginning of their third year. The ‘Regular Officer Training Plan’ (R.O.T.P.) would not be instituted until 1952 so that almost all the cadets in these three classes came in as ‘reserve cadets’, paying their own way. 

Quoting from Canada’s RMC: A History of the Royal Military College by Richard A. Preston (a former faculty member of the RMC Department of History and very recently deceased):

“The supreme test of a military college is the success of its graduates in war. The first products of the Canadian Services Colleges did not have long to wait. By the time the class that had entered in 1948 had graduated, Canada was involved in the Korean War. The army therefore decided to send all its RMC graduates immediately to active service in Korea. There were some who believed that the stronger academic programme must inevitably have weakened the old military spirit and efficiency. But the success of the graduates who went directly to Korea quickly disabused them.” 

The class of 1952 graduated in early June and those army cadets who had accepted regular commissions were all likely in Korea by early July, nominally for a one-year posting. By coincidence, I was the editor of the College newspaper, The Marker, for the academic year 1952/53 and we made a point of publishing a series of ‘Graduate Notes’ or ‘Letters from Korea’ in the 12 issues of Volume IV. From those letters, I’ve identified at least 21 members of the class of ’52 who spent 52/53 with the 25th Canadian Infantry Brigade (C.I.B.) in the 1st Commonwealth Division. Four won the Military Cross and I believe that 2 or 3 were wounded. One of the Royal Roads members of the class, who had not come on to RMC, was apparently killed that year. 

The R.O.T.P. came into the picture late in 1952, changing the distribution of ‘regular’ and ‘reserve cadets’ in the classes of 1953 and 1954.

The class of 1953 followed in the footsteps of the class of 1952 but I was no longer involved with The Marker and have no ‘archival’ information at my fingertips. I believe that this group of new officers might have heard the last shots of the war as the armistice was signed on 27 July 1953. 

My class, graduating in early June of 1954, replaced the class of 1953, arriving in Korea just over 11 months after the truce began. In round numbers, we graduated about 75 of which about 50 were probably R.O.T.P., about 25 of these being ‘army’ with about 23 of these going to Korea. I recall that one or two of the class had supps so that they stayed behind, wrote supp exams in August and went to units in Germany in September. 

{A major shock was the news, in almost the first letters that we received from Canada, that our classmate and Cadet Wing Commander in our fourth year, J.A. (Alick) Marshall, had been killed on 17 July in a jet training accident in Manitoba.

There was no special preparation that I recall prior to our postings. After the first two phases of successful summer training, army officer cadets got a ‘Certificate of Military Qualification’ so that the third summer was normally available for a ‘real’ posting. A number of us were fortunate enough to be posted to a unit with the 27th C.I.B. in Germany for the summer of 1953 and that was a great headstart for the Korea posting to the 25th C.I.B. a year later. Most of us, brought up during the Second War and the early years of the Cold War, probably looked on the posting to Korea as a natural step in our commissioned service. Leaving wives, fiancees or sweethearts behind was, as usual, the major hardship. 

Our time in Korea, while involving few ‘creature comforts’, was reasonably enjoyable. We were busy, there was a lot to learn, there were lots of officers and senior N.C.O.s with wartime experience to learn from, there was ample ammunition for training (I was a gunner and an artillery regiment is happiest when it’s shooting), and we were on frequent exercises. A few months after we arrived in Korea, it was decided in Canada that ‘the troops should be home by Christmas’. While this was great news for most of us, the major downside was that we became a target for ‘desupplying’: our supply system appeared to ship all the winter gear back to Canada right away (so that by mid-December we were starting to really become aware of the onset of the Korean winter); units remaining in Korea (especially South Korean units) started to take a vigorous interest in our supplies and equipment, and more of our time was taken up with helping a British artillery regiment get ready to take over our responsibilities. 

After over two weeks in a Liberty ship fitted out as a troopship, experiencing an almost-continuous north Pacific storm, five thousand soldiers, about one thousand Canadian and four thousand American, arrived in Seattle and boarded troop trains. We were ‘home for Christmas’.


Nova Scotia Branch News 

Last week in Halifax a number of Ex Cadets met up for a little holiday cheer.
We understand there was a good turnout from many different classes. 
Pictured are just some of those who attended.   

L to R: 23710 Matthew Maxwell (RMC ’06), 23412 Brenda Andrews (RMC ’06), M0872 Jeremy Cutler (RMC ’06).
11529 Mike McFadden (RRMC / RMC ’77), 22704 David Tucker (RMC ’03), and 23454 Daniel Gosselin (RMC ’06).


  We get e-mails . . . 

The new format including the current rep team standings is a great addition to e-veritas.  Please let me know how Danny McLeod is doing.  I trust you have continued to be in touch.  I am attaching a copy of my new company vehicle for you to show the folks around Panet House.  I am recruiting field sales and operations people all over the US for this start-up in the scrap tire industry.  This truck can shred 500 tires per hour going retail store to retail store throughout its operating area.  A major break through in one of the worst managed areas of environmental policy--scrap tire remediation.

8469 Jim Simpson (RMC ’70

I just wanted to write you a note to thank you publishing the excellent article that in the e-veritas about CISM swimming. Every opportunity that I have had with the CISM team has been life changing and I am very proud to be part of such an organization. Once the RMC varsity team was cut in 2001 a lot of hard work and effort was put into re-building the swimming community at RMC and I was able to see it evolve over my four years. Tony Zezza was the backbone of this support system and made it possible for myself and other athletes to continue to swim at RMC. Looking back I feel very fortunate that was able to represent Canada at a number of competitions and I can only hope that future cadets will be able to do the same! So I thank you for your continued support and for the article to remind people of the military swimming community!

On another note. I am doing very well. I am back in Calgary and have been up to a whole bunch of things. As you know I was in Bulgaria in August and was able to take some time afterwards to travel through Europe a little bit. Since then I have been working and saving up some money. I have decided to go to South Africa for four months where I will be working with a team of engineers in the diamond industry. I am still involved with the reserves. I have joined the Naval Reserve unit here in Calgary and plan to do some training when I return from Africa next summer....and I hope to attend the World Military Games (CISM)  in India in October as well.

I am sure we will run into each other sooner or later. I will be down to visit Gino sometime. Say hi to the family and I hope you have a great Christmas!

Take care,

23427 Amanda Bruni (RMC ’06)

Congratulations and thank you on the quality work you have done on this e-publication to date. It is always well organized, well written, informative and has topical international information of interest to the defence community, as well as current information about the college.   

13630 Steve Gribbon (RMC ’82)

Ref Paul Southall's question in e-VERITAS 27 - the commentator was correct - in mixed parades and ceremonies, the Royal Military College (and by extension when they existed RRMC and CMR) lead in col of route or take right of the line.  This is (a or at least was in my time) laid down in the CF  Ceremonial Manual.  I had an interesting discussion once with the Admiral out here in Victoria when I was VCMDT at RRMC and had to explain that our Cadets took pride of place over the Navy downtown on Remembrance Day! 


5758 Mike Morres (CMR / RMC 63) 

PS:  I think the picture of 3300 Marshall outside Ft Frederick was printed backwards?  He seems to be wearing his pillbox on the left, and the jacket is buttoned female style. 

PPS  Merry Christmas and all best for 2007  to you and Rolande - keep up the great work !!

In answer to Paul Southall's "right of the line" query in e-veritas 027/06, I'm not sure what the current reference is, or even if there is one. However, the authority he remembers is reflected in Canadian Army Order No. 220-3 dated 17 Feb 1964, as published in The Regiments and Corps of The Canadian Army - Volume I of the Canadian Army List, Ottawa, Queen's Printer, 1964, pp 7-10, which provides a list in order of precedence of the corps and regiments of the Canadian Army.  The explanatory Notes, p. 10,  state, in part: 

"1. Cadets of the Canadian Services Colleges shall take precedence over all corps and regiments when parading as a unit or detachment representing their college except as provided in 2 below.  At all other times, they will parade with the unit of the corps or regiment to which they are attached. 

2. The Royal Canadian Horse Artillery when on parade with its guns takes the right and marches past at the head of all corps, regiments and units of the Canadian Army. ..." 

This had been the practice for some time before the CAO quoted above, which superseded the edition of 7 Feb 1955.   


6250 Lou Grimshaw  (RRMC / RMC ’64)

The only two units of the Regular forces that would have a precedence to take the right of line as older units of the CF would be both/either A or B batteries of the 1st  Regiment, RCHA (Royal Canadian Horse Artillery) which are the oldest military units in the regular force of the Canadian military. Originally stationed in what is now the Canadian Forces Land Staff College at Fort Fredricks in Kingston these two units were formed from British sailors to protect the newly established fort in Kingston. At that time Kingston was the nation's capital.   

Since there were likely no serving members formed up on parade in Ottawa currently assigned to 1 RCHA the next oldest members of the CF would be serving members, either students or staff, of RMC.

There's your history moment from a historian. (All errors are my own as I've written this purely from memory.)

14952 Rick Dhur, Captain (Retired), RMC, CD, (Formerly 3 RCHA) (RMC '85 & '86)

ps. Thanks again for your help with the 'Randy the Rook' stuff for Ex-Cadet weekend. I still have about 45 t-shirts out of the 100 I had made. Do you want one?? Free to a good home ;-)

Please note that when I try to open up any of the editions I get nothing but a blank HTML document.  Is there some software I need to view them?

M0402 Richard Kelderman (RMC ’87) 

We have received word recently that some of the DND firewalls  and various other locations will not open up our e-V link.

For all readers….

Send us  another e-mail address such as your home and we will change our records.

It was interesting to see the comment in the latest eVeritas regarding the White Ensign at Royal Roads.  I'm not certain when the college stopped being HMCS Royal Roads but the naval staff who wore "square rig" sported HMCS Royal Roads cap tallies when I was a cadet at Roads between 1964 and 1966. 

The White Ensign was hoisted daily at Roads until we received the "New Canadian Flag" on February 15th, 1965.  Being a very keen 'navy' cadet at the time I actually changed with someone in the "Duty Flight" so that I coulde be the last person to hoist the White Ensign at Royal Roads - a proud moment it was too.  That day we also raised the RCAF Ensign and the Red Ensign (representing the Army) - with, of course, the White Ensign being in the place of honour.  Photos of these flags flying, being lowered and our present flag being raised can be seen in the 1965 "Log" (pages 62-63).


7809 Eric Ruff, FCMA  (RRMC / RMC 68)

The scarlet uniforms were not issued in 1954.  During the 1953-4 academic year, Alex Marshall and Ron Mann were photographed wearing prototype uniforms in front of the Martello tower.  This photo subsequently appeared in the Canadian issue of Time.  We did not receive the scarlet uniforms until sometime into the 1955-6 academic year. 

3505 Pat DC Barnhouse (RMC ’56)



Extra Innings
Manches supplémentaires


Over the last two years and 60 editions we’ve had the privilege of meeting and corresponding with many e-Veritas readers, and we want to say thanks for your feedback and encouragement, we, too, believe this to be a unique Newsletter. We have been told many times that there isn’t anything like it, anywhere. 

To those of you who will be celebrating the birth of the baby Jesus on the 25 December – Merry Christmas. To everyone - Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!!   

Au cours des deux dernières années et 60 éditions nous avons eu le plaisir de rencontrer et de correspondre avec plusieurs des lecteurs de e-Veritas et nous vous remercions de vos impressions et de votre encouragement, nous sommes de même avis, c’est un bulletin unique.  On nous dit souvent qu’il est sans pareil. 

Pour ceux qui célébrerons la naissance de Jésus le 25 décembre - Joyeux Noël.  Et à tous joyeuses fêtes et bonne et heureuse Année!!


Trivia Answer: 

Answer I): 		(E)  Sublieutenant Rupert  
Rupert Brooke was born in 1887 at Rugby. Brooke earned a fellowship 
at King's College, Cambridge. He was an author, writing narratives 
and poems for the Westminster Gazette.  In September 1914, Brooke was 
commissioned in the Royal Naval Division when Britain entered the First World War. 
Sublieutenant Brooke participated in the evacuation of Antwerp within 
a month, then returned to England over the Christmas holidays.  
Brooke wrote 6 war sonnets 'The Dead', 'Peace', 'the Soldier', 'The 
Treasure', 'Safety' and 'The Dead'  The war poem themes include 
romantic death, purpose and maturity.
Note from:  8057 Ross McKenzie
Brooke was commissioned in the Royal Navy to serve with a wartime formation 
called the Royal Naval Division. (This Division was formed from naval reserve 
personnel and it served as an infantry unit. It was hastily thrown into the defence 
of Antwerp in 1914 and later sent to serve at the Dardenelles. On the way, Brooke 
died of blood poisoning. 
 Answer ii)           (A)   The Dead 

The Dead: 
Blow out, you bugles, over the rich Dead!
There's none of these so lonely and poor of old,
But, dying, has made us rarer gifts than gold
These laid the world away; poured out the red
Sweet wine of youth; gave up the years to be
Of work and joy, and that unhoped serene,
That men call age; and those who would have been,
Their sons, they gave, their immortality.
Blow, bugles, blow! They brought us, for our dearth,
Holiness, lacked so long, and Love, and Pain.
Honour has come back, as a king, to earth,
And paid his subjects with a royal wage;
And Nobleness walks in our ways again;
And we have come into our heritage.

"Many Hands - make the burden light".   « L’aide de plusieurs rend la tâche facile »

S125 Bill & S134 Rolande Oliver


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