The Week That Was & More

xxxxxx

Caption: Anyone who has been around RMCC over the past year may have gotten used to the scaffolding around Currie and the front of Mackenzie buildings. As the photo above will confirm, the scaffolding has now been removed. Photo by Acting Sub-Lieutenant Luke Brannigan

***

  • CMP pays visit to college

  • ‘UN delegates’ get taste of RMC life

  • PMT – 2 March…

  • Cadets Prepping Up for Concert in Scarlets

  • Paladins whip The Training Wing on volleyball court

  • Much more

More…

Caption: Lieutenant-General Christine Whitecross, (Chief Military Personnel) signs the Royal Military College of Canada(RMCC) VIP visitation book. Also attending from left to right: Officer Cadet MacKenzie Labrecque, Chief Warrant Officer Robert Francis(AMS CWO), Dr Amor Jnifene(Acting Associate Dean of Engineering), Dr Gord Simons(Dean of Science)Dr Harry Kowal,( Principal of RMCC), Brigadier-General Sean Friday, (Commandant of RMCC), Chief Warrant-Officer Chris Thibault, (CWO CMP), Officer Cadet Cassandra Wuerth. Mar 3 2016 at McKenzie Staircase, RMCC, Kingston.

CMP pays visit to college

Lieutenant-General Chris Whitecross, Chief of Military Personnel (CMP) paid a visit to RMCC last week. The purpose of her visit was two-fold. As such, she received a thorough tour of many of the higher profile Academic spaces such as the SLOWPOKE and the Cyber Security Lab.

Secondly, she took the opportunity to be the keynote speaker at the RMCC hosted Model UN Conference that began in Currie Hall thursday evening (3 March). LGen Whitecross, the Principal, Dr Harry Kowal and the Commandant, BGen Sean Friday all took questions from the large crowd of mainly Ontario university students after the address.

Caption: The early March weather was ideal this past Thursday, as RMCC Officer Cadets ‘Present Arms’ for visiting VIP, Lieutenant-General Christine Whitecross.

CMP visit photos by Steven McQuaid

MORE on CMP visit…

Chief of Military Personnel – Guard of Honour – LGen Whitecross

Article by: OCdt AJL Landry 26559 – CDTO C Div – Guard og Honour  Commander

On March 3rd, 2016, C Div stood up a 16 man Guard of Honour for LGen Whitecross, the Canadian Forces Chief of Military Personnel. Her visit to RMC included the keynote speech for the RMC Model UN 2016, as well as a visit with the Cmdt, BGen Sean Friday, and Principal of RMC, Dr. Harry Kowal.

I’d like to take a quick moment to recognize the efforts of a few individuals over the past week. On Tuesday morning, C Div was tasked with this event, and throughout the week there were many moving parts that these cadets worked tirelessly to action.

The following individuals displayed exemplary commitment, loyalty to the mission and plenty of drive in executing the task on such short notice, and I want to take the opportunity to underline their work:

7 SQN

OCdt Luckhurst; OCdt DeAmaral; OCdt Castagner; NCdt Robertso; OCdt Byers; OCdt Thomsen; OCdt Guertin;

8 SQN

OCdt Bowman; 2IC for the Guard of Honour; OCdt Roy; OCdt Yang; OCdt Curry; OCdt Mulawyshyn; OCdt Van Der Velden; OCdt Rousseau; OCdt Fung; OCdt Bruni;

and last but not least OCdt Spracklin – 9 SQN.

RMCC was very well represented at this ceremony, and it was a privilege to command individuals of this nature this past week.

***

‘UN delegates’ get taste of RMC life

Whig Standard Article

***

PMT – 2 March…

First, Second & Third Years: Inspection Prep time/make up PMT sessions (OCdt Nelson 27382); Fourth Years Brookfield Briefing (author OCdt Garrido 26382)

**

This week, during Wednesdays PMT, first, second and third year officer cadets worked on preparing their rooms and dress for the upcoming Commandant’s inspection.

Others chose to study their academics as midterms were in full swing and their rooms were up to standard. Some cadets also used the time to take care of some personal admin. Meanwhile, the second year cadets who had missed earlier lessons on military writing and communication gathered in the Massey building to attended make-up lessons on the subject.

The make-up lessons ensured that all second year cadets were capable of recognizing the different types of military correspondence used in the forces, and were capable of writing each properly.

**

Présentation Services globaux de relogement Brookfield :

Le 2 mars, les élèves-officiers de 4éme année du RMCC ont eu le privilège de recevoir les représentants de Services globaux de relogement Brookfield. C’est derniers ont offerts des présentations en anglais et en français aux étudiants de la classe 2016 sur les services financiers disponibles pour les étudiants après la graduation. À juste 77 jours de la graduation, les élèves officiers sont déjà en train de se préparer à partir dans les différentes bases partout au Canada, à finaliser leur formation de métier et à assumer les responsabilités de Sous-lieutenant. Les services offerts de Brookfield servent à faciliter la transition du RMCC à leur base respective. Brookfield offre des expertises dans le domaine de la relocalisation et relogement des membres.

***

 

More photos by Denice Zoretich from the volleyball match – Here

On wednesday night (2 March), our beloved RMC Paladins took on members of the Training Wing in a friendly volley-ball game.

L’équipe des Paladins était formée des élof de 4e année diplômant cette année au sein des deux équipes représentatives de volley-ball alors que celle de l’escadre d’entraînement était composé d’officiers et d’adjudants, menée par nulle autre que le directeur des élof, Lt-Col Renahan.

Although the Training Wing put on a good fight, the three sets were won by the ocdts.

Le match était enflammé et la foule était en délire! The Entertainment between sets was directed by two members of the great Legion of Wolfe: Ocdt Tilley and Ocdt Pharand.

Un match de chaises musicales fut remporté par Ocdt Ryan (CDL C) et une partie de “volley-ball pong” fut remporté par l’équipe d’élof Perry (11 sqn) et élof Musca (7 sqn).

Finally, wonderful snacks were provided, thanks to the efforts of the fencing team.

C’était une excellente soirée pour décompresser et avoir beaucoup de plaisir en cette période de mi-session.

Thanks to everyone that participated and everyone that made it out to the SAM gym to cheer on their Paladins.

VDV Élof Pharand 26374

***

xxxxxxxx

Concert in Scarlets – upcoming in Kingston

RMCC’s Concert in Scarlets @ the Kingston, Grand Theatre is scheduled for this wednesday evening starting at 7:30. Doors open at 6:45.

Members of the Band and the highland dancers have been practicing overtime to put on a good show.

More photos from the band rehearsal by William Carpentier – Here

***

Wrap-up…

As we go to press, we are aware of a number of RMCC related activities which have or are currently in process. Tname a few: RMC Model UN Conference 2016; Canadian Military Engineer’s Association (CMEA) Dinner; Provincial Fencing Tournament; Judo Club hosting a special guest; and the Debating Club fresh off their victory over West Point travelled to London and the University Western Ontario to compete in another high level competition.

We are looking for brief reports from each event for our next Issue.