Wednesday, December 20, 2017



Our next reunion will take place on 13, 14 and 15 September 2019. The Legacy Dinner will be on 12 September 2019.

The Mess for our usual Friday night Class function has been booked.

Notre prochaine reunion de la Classe aura lieu le 13, 14, et 15 septembre 2019. LeDiner Heritage aura lieu le 12 septembre 2019.

Le mess pour notre soiree de la Classe le vendredi a ete reserve

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Remembrance Day 2017

Fletcher T and Don B March in Ottawa Ceremony

And no that is not Kirk T beside Fletcher.

A different rendition of Last Post.

Sunday, September 17, 2017


You may recall when Facebook was launched, I was keen on using it as a vehicle to enable everyone to manage their own info and photos. I backed off promoting it when I saw how much personal info they wanted and displayed.

Now, probably a decade later we have learned to live with this social media and have a better understanding of the privacy controls.

I have decided to list everyone who has a Facebook account that I know of. This will enable everyone to manage and share their own info and photos.

In keeping with my policy of not providing full names, I will link a number with first name and initial of surname.

I am a neophyte at FB but viewing the pages of classmates, it has inspired me to be a little more active but the morphing is not going to happen over night. I encourage you to read Mark M's recent piece on time management.

I have a FB page for our Class ( which is a closed group. It is not meant to replace this web blog. Give me some time to sort out the primary uses of each.

If you do not want yours advertised, please let me know. This is a work in progress. I have quite a few but need time to put up. If you think I 've forgotten you, please send email or respond here.

7486 GideonF
7530 FletcherT
7664 WayneH
7746 StanG
7753 ChrisH
7769 MichaelL
7783 PeterM
7821 PeteVH
7855 PaulH
7856 JohnB
7859 MarkH
7904 NormandL
7919 TomK
7959 MH
7960 DanaF
7964 DonB
8012 BillA
8027 RonD
8031 TomE
8033 BrianF
8034 GerryG
8037 DaveG
8046 JohnK
8052 GM
8056 Pole
8058 TerryM
8061 BobM
8063 DaveN
8067 GerryP
8092 Herc
8060 HarryM
8079 KirkT
8090 BurtA
8100 WilB
8117 DougF
8120 BillG
8138 FredJ
8140 RonK
8146 MelL
8149 DougM
8161 MarkM
8170 KeithO
8171 DonP
8184 GaryS
8190 DonT
8198 RickW

Classmate Recommends - Out Standing in the Field

Note to me from 8142 Rob K, a Roadent who did not move on to RMC, but went on to a successful career. He is also an avid cyclist and has biked throughout the world.

I just read Sandra Perron’s book Out Standing in the Field. A very good read that I recommend to all of my RMC colleagues.


 Full title is: Out Standing in the Field: A Memoir by Canada’s First Female Infantry Officer

Globe and Mail Review

Guess Who Owns These?

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Ottawa Branch Luncheon For New Old Brigaders

Held today, 06 Sep 2017, at the Army Officer's Mess, 3 members of the Class of '72 were given OB ties. Remember they were first year when we were seniors.

Mike J. using his trademark gentle arm twisting, was able to muster 21 of the Class, including Dave D. and Joe S.

Here's the picture. Can you name everyone?

A reminder that our next reunion will be in two years, in 2019. Tentative dates for Ex-Cadet weekend in 2019 are 19-22 September. Our plan is to continue having our own Friday night event and join the Club for the Saturday night event.