Acclaimed sculptor to open Avondale area art show

Her father learned of her exceptional talents when she was commissioned to create busts of Lieutenant General Sir Arthur Currie and General H.D.G. Crerar for the Royal Military College of Canada in 1968.

Alison MacNeil – wife of 3776 VAdm (Ret) Hugh McNeil


Footnote: Alison was commissioned to create busts of Lieutenant General Sir Arthur Currie and General Harry D.G. Crerar for the Royal Military College of Canada in 1968. Hugh was serving at the time as naval staff officer at RMC. The sculptures, which were modeled, dried and fired in clay and painted to imitate bronze, were unveiled and put on display in Currie Hall during ex-cadet weekend in 1969. After one was `liberated` during a skylark, the delicate sculptures were placed under glass.  Source: `RMC Review 1970` pages 184-5


Don’t overlook Canada’s contributions

“…Canadian peacekeeping contributions were marginal until the end of the Cold War. Sensing an opportunity to do defence on the cheap, the Mulroney government pulled all Canadian troops out of Germany and deployed two infantry battalions as peacekeepers to the nasty wars emerging in the Balkans. It quickly became apparent that classical peacekeeping was dead. Here and in a number other places such as Somalia and Rwanda, disasters ensued under the UN flag…”

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Old Soldiers Fade Away – Goodbye to Gen. Natynczyk But Who Comes Next?

But there has already been much talk about the candidates to replace him. They include:

Vice-Admiral Bruce Donaldson, the low-profile VCDS.

Vice-Admiral Paul Maddison, the RCN’s commander.

Lt.-Gen. André Deschamps, the RCAF commander admired in the Harper government for faithfully defending the F-35 purchase.

Air Force officers also tell Defence Watch that Lt.-Gen. Tom Lawson at NORAD is a person to watch.



New chief of defence staff could be named by end of summer

…Whoever takes over is widely expected to be of a different breed from Gen. Natynczyk — and his predecessor, Gen. Rick Hillier…


2012 world university rugby sevens championships: Canadian rosters announced

The women’s contingent will be led in France by head coach Lesley McKenzie from the University of British Columbia, assistant coach Sean McDonaugh from Royal Military College and team leader Rick Farrally from the University of Victoria.




West Point cadets greet Liang in Mandarin


West Point United States Military Academy Hosts Pow Wow, Thanks Natives for Service


Soldiers Give Up Their Rights So They Can Risk Their Lives

In particular, they do not have freedom of opinion and expression. Both the National Defence Act (S. 129) and the Queen’s Regulations and Orders (103.60)prohibit members from criticizing the Department of National Defence or the Government of Canada. It is considered Conduct to the Prejudice of Good Order and Discipline.


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