In This Issue 8

Posted by rmcclub on February 22nd, 2015

In This Issue 8:

Ex-Cadets & more in the News

Class Notes…

What do these four have in common?

Direct from Panet House

7830 John Wood: Persistence Paid Off

Remembering a former RRMC commandant

Keeping Tabs…

Quiet on the peninsula this time of year

Cadets, speak to cadet candidates on character, integrity and more

Des élèves-officiers du CMR Saint-Jean au Défi Pierre Boivin pour le CHU Sainte-Justine

Club des anciens du CMR au canada Chapitre Fort Saint-Jean /

Fort Saint-Jean Branch

Jobs – Careers / Carrières (8)

Morale Building Quotes from Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz

Vietnam Revisited By 12570 Mike Kennedy

Encore:

2015 Celebrations for 75 Years of Excellence at Royal Roads

AFGHANISTAN A CANADIAN STORY 2001-2014 AS TOLD BY MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVED


A tip of the hat to the following members who just recently updated their Club membership status: Chapeau aux membres suivants qui ont tout récemment mis à jour leur adhésion au Club: 4581 Don McBride; 6216 William J Anderson.

(Because of a staff member holiday last week, we did not have time to process a number of the completed membership forms that we received recently.)

Special thanks to the 12 members of the (m) varsity rugby team who recently signed up for lifetime memberships through the pay deduction program. We are pleased to report that there are now 39 cadets from the (m) rugby team who are either full paid-up members or who are currently paying their membership through the pay deduction program. We understand others from the team are thinking seriously of joining up soon too.

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(For those who have let their membership lapse during 2014 & before – we miss you. Please update soon.)


Club Membership Info Join, Update or Renew ‘Now’

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Ex-Cadets & more in the News

Posted by rmcclub on February 22nd, 2015

  • New MND chooses 8 Wing/CFB Trenton for his first visit

  • Appointment of military judge to Superior Court a first

  • HMCS Toronto receives rare honour from U.S. Navy

  • IDF chief visits Ottawa on ‘farewell tour’

  • The real story behind the Canadian Flag (short video)

  • Flag debate tries to unfurl controversy

  • France demands that its future leaders must speak English

  • Alex Vraciu, World War II fighter ace dubbed ‘the indestructible,’ dies at 96

  • Lying in the military is common, Army War College study says

  • Marc Schryburt to head U of O sports department

  • Remembering 14491 KAREN RITCHIE

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Class Notes…

Posted by rmcclub on February 22nd, 2015

Class Notes…

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What do these four have in common?

Posted by rmcclub on February 22nd, 2015

  • What do these four have in common:

15907 Sylvain Sirois; 14493 Paul Rutherford; 16340 Alain Pelletier; & W15708 Frances Allen

  • Down the CAF sports memory lane

  • OUA Fencing Summary

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Direct from Panet House

Posted by rmcclub on February 22nd, 2015

Direct from Panet House

  • Club seeks Nominations for Honorary Club President

  • Club $10,000 Sword Contest Reminder

  • Election of new Board of Directors scheduled for March

  • Club Website is Mobile Device Friendly

  • RMC LinkedIn Group nears 3,000 members

  • Save the Dates – Reunion Weekends in 2015

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7830 John Wood: Persistence Paid Off

Posted by rmcclub on February 22nd, 2015

7830 John Wood: Persistence Paid Off

By: Steph Ochej

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Life’s journey is rarely laid out in a short, neat path. When the unexpected happens it creates twists and turns in life’s path, and just as the path can change, so do one’s dreams and goals evolve. Once those goals are reached, one doesn’t feel sorry or sad that the original plan wasn’t followed and that the original goal wasn’t achieved. Instead one feels proud of the success in maneuvering life’s rocky path, and is thankful for all that the bumps taught along the way. 7830 John Wood’s story is exemplary of this.

Growing up in Oakville, Ontario, Wood joined first the army cadets as a young teenager, and then the air cadets. “My dad had been in the army and I decided that I liked the discipline of it, I liked the uniform, I liked the fact that you could go places and do things that you wouldn’t normally be able to do,” he explains. By the time the Ottawa native was graduating from high school, he was looking forward to attending military college, to serving his time in the Forces, and—to getting the heck out of Oakville!  “At the time I was a teenager, and my preference was to be as far away from Oakville as possible, which meant I wasn’t going to go to Kingston,” he laughs. A young John couldn’t speak French, so CMR wasn’t really an option. He decided to put down Royal Roads as his first choice for schools and arrived in the fall of 1964.

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Remembering a former RRMC commandant

Posted by rmcclub on February 22nd, 2015

Remembering a former RRMC commandant

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Keeping Tabs…

Posted by rmcclub on February 22nd, 2015

Keeping Tabs…(12)

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Quiet on the peninsula this time of year

Posted by rmcclub on February 22nd, 2015

Caption: Friday, 20 Feb at RMCC, nearing the end of reading Week – 2015. Photo by: 26549 Kai Zhao

  • Quiet on the peninsula this time of year

  • PAG Training – Interesting Panel Discussion / Entraînement GAP – Table ronde intéressante

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Cadets, speak to cadet candidates on character, integrity and more

Posted by rmcclub on February 22nd, 2015

Cadets give Prep School students an honor lesson

by Amber Baillie – U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs

Cadets gave U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School students their two cents on character, integrity and Academy life, at an open forum Feb. 18 at the Community Center Theatre.

Seven former preppies, now cadets, spoke to over 200 cadet candidates, answering their questions and emphasizing how teamwork, hard work and the right attitude can get them through the Academy.

Cadet 1st Class Will Gustafson, who has served as an element leader and assistant course commander in Basic Cadet training here, said he wanted to be a part of the panel to encourage cadet candidates to always do the right thing.

“A lot of students who come to the Prep School are behind academically,” he said. “I hope the stress of Academy academics doesn’t overwhelm them and force them to make bad decisions. I’ve seen a lot of friends and fellow preppies face honor situations that for some, have gotten them kicked out. I didn’t have stellar credentials going into the Academy but with the right attitude and effort, anyone can get through it.”

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Des élèves-officiers du CMR Saint-Jean au Défi Pierre Boivin pour le CHU Sainte-Justine

Posted by rmcclub on February 22nd, 2015

Caption: (From left to right) PSP Adam Landry- Capt. Chamberland- Ocdt Jean-Sébastien Bouchard- Ocdt Elise Thivierge-Ocdt Sébastien Généreux-Ocdt Nelson Drolet- Ocdt Matthew Hidasi- Colonel Carignan and CWO Turbide

Des élèves-officiers du CMR Saint-Jean au Défi Pierre Boivin pour le CHU Sainte-Justine

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Club des anciens du CMR au canada Chapitre Fort Saint-Jean / Fort Saint-Jean Branch

Posted by rmcclub on February 22nd, 2015

Club des anciens du CMR au canada

Chapitre Fort Saint-Jean / Fort Saint-Jean Branch

Prochains événements à ne pas manquer

Do not miss these upcoming events

Compétition d’exercice élémentaire et d’escorte aux drapeaux
11 avril 2015
Basic drill and colour party competition
Réseautage à Montréal, petit déjeuner causerie, club Saint-James
29 avril 2015
Networking in Montreal, Breakfast Meeting, Saint-James Club

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Jobs – Careers / Carrières (8)

Posted by rmcclub on February 22nd, 2015

Jobs – Careers / Carrières (8)

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Morale Building Quotes from Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz

Posted by rmcclub on February 22nd, 2015

Morale Building Quotes from Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz

“Some of the best advice I’ve ever had came from junior officers and enlisted men.”

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Vietnam Revisited By 12570 Mike Kennedy

Posted by rmcclub on February 22nd, 2015

Vietnam Revisited

 By 12570 Mike Kennedy

Forty years ago this spring, troops of the People’s Army of Vietnam mounted an offensive that would prove to be the final chapter in their seemingly never-ending quest to reunite their homeland. When Saigon capitulated to the PAVN forces at the end of April 1975, it marked the end of a bitter and enormously costly war that had lasted for almost exactly three decades. The North Vietnamese triumph also served as a humiliating denouement for their principal foreign opponent the United States, and in the years that immediately followed the war, Vietnam was something that a great many Americans wanted to forget.

As a nation, Canada stood aloof from the turmoil of Vietnam. Our government’s refusal to send combat troops to the war, and our willingness to offer refuge to draft dodgers and military deserters, both served as sources of bitter resentment for many of our neighbours to the south. It therefore seems somewhat ironic that one of the comprehensive and complete documentary accounts of that conflict would eventually be created by a Canadian.

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