Ex Cadets and more in the news…

Temporary vice chief of the defence staff named amid mystery over predecessor’s removal

Jon Vance / Alain Parent / Ron Lloyd / Mark Norman

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O’Toole attracts key Quebec supporter in Tory leadership race

19894 Erin O’Toole

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Canadian Army improves promotion criteria for members with new directive

23200 Jeff Manley

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Lieutenant-Colonel Krista Bouckaert aims to inspire women and men

17312 Jennie Carignan

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United States Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley visits Ottawa

15706 Paul Wynnyk

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Dallaire testifies mefloquine drug impaired thought process in Rwanda

H7860 Roméo Dallaire

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Microsoft chooses Trisotech as third-party content provider for Visio

14734 Denis Gagné

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Matthew Fisher: Canada’s forces deployed in Latvia to include ‘cyber warriors’ to counter Russians

14493 Paul Rutherford

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‘It’s a shame that they are actually retiring her:’ Aboard HMCS Athabaskan, on her final sail
19112 Jean Couillard

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Navy Lieutenant sails the high seas in a rewarding career with the RCN

25839 Amy Clements

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Military spouse creates a military community on-line with virtual programming

13908 Russell Mann

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Primary Schools For Africa Project Updates

8576 Alan Roy

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Historical milestones of women in the Canadian Armed Forces

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Women in the Canadian Armed Forces

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Father Raymond J. de Souza: Georges Vanier, the best of our past, a model for the future

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During a recent visit to St. Lucia, G1628 Major John R. Grodzinski (Associate Professor Department of History) presented a copy of his book “Defender of Canada: Sir George Prevost and the War of 1812,’ to the St. Lucia National Trust, which manages all national cultural and heritage properties on the island.

Aside from being Governor of British North America during the War of 1812, Lieutenant General Sir George Prevost had served as governor of St. Lucia and campaigned there in 1803. Here Major Grodzinski presents the book to Eleanor Maurille of the Saint Lucia National Trust at Pigeon Island National Landmark, once site of a Royal Navy installation and British garrison.

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Five members of the Class of ’69 found themselves in the same corner of Arizona recently and got together for a mini-reunion. Along with their spouses they enjoyed a potluck lunch accompanied by suitable adult beverages then spent the afternoon reminiscing about past good times as well as pausing to toast fallen comrades.

A participating were 7761 Mike Johnson, 8128 Hugh Harper, 8033 Brian Fritsch, 8140 Ron Kaczmar and 8198 Rick Wright.

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3 Comments

  • Doug (Shag) Southen

    March 13, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    OK so we have Army members who are fat and can’t pass the PT test. So let me get this straight: instead of putting them on compulsory PT and/or career counselling, we promote them anyways, “while so acting.” I guess this follows on the heels of the decision that, contrary to what officers had been told since about the mid 1980s, that they would need to be bilingual to be promoted to higher ranks (LCol and above), now gee whiz some of the colonels and general officers (Capts (N), commodores and amirals too??????) can STILL be promoted, without attaining a reasonable fluency in their second language. Are we so desperate to promote people that we can overlook easily-defended criteria for promotion? We either HAVE a standard to be attained, or we DON’T, why this wishy-washy middle ground of “you’re almost good enough?” PURE CODSWALLOP. “Aim high, there’s plenty of room.”

  • J.D. Smith, 8074

    March 19, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Hi Marv; ‘Glad to hear you are still kicking ! ‘Haven’t seen you since “down the hole” at North Bay many, many years ago. Big golf do for the 69ers coming up in Palm Springs too – some are getting good – not me- at hitting the damn ball! Best regards, Smitty

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