Note from the Editorial Team:  In this issue of the Golden Oldies we wanted to pay tribute to the folks who make the world go round in our eyes – the College’s Staff.  We have the pleasure of working day in and day out with the incredible Military and Civilian Staff at the Colleges.  We wouldn’t be able to do our jobs without their support, expertise and leadership.  Thank you to the teachers (both Military and Civilian), admin assistants, cleaners, Cadet Mess staff, cooks, tailors, labour crew, IT specialists, Library staff, security staff, commissionaires, support staff, Research Services staff, clerks, athletic staff/trainers/coaches, supply staff and so many more of our colleagues, who make sure the Colleges run smoothly every single day.  Thank you for your dedication to the Officer and Naval Cadets of the Military Colleges in whatever role you serve.  In this issue of the Golden Oldies we salute you.

With our continued thanks – Jillian Power, Riley Jessup, and Jennifer Jordan, RMC Alumni Association Marketing and Fundraising and eVeritas Editorial Team


  1. Christopher Chance, 10209 on April 24, 2023 at 1:07 pm

    Thanks for this wonderful compendium of thanks to all those who left such indelible marks upon us.

  2. Philip Morin, Class of '77, 11291 on April 24, 2023 at 1:53 pm

    Great to see ‘the Civ Eng staff. Seems like yesterday!

  3. 6611 Douglas Cope on April 24, 2023 at 3:14 pm

    Without appearing to be too negative – I find the new Golden Oldies portion of these issues to be annoying without dates and captions. Especially old photos of cadets since we all look close to the same in uniform and it is difficult to tell the years. For example several of the photos above are from Royal Roads in my era but no one else will know that without dates and captions. Thanks for the chance to comment. 6611 Doug Cope

  4. Pete Edwards on April 25, 2023 at 5:39 pm

    I agree with Doug. Sure would be nice to have some dates attached to the photos. Can’t see where it would be too hard as it appears most photos are coming from yearbooks.

  5. Martin Kenneally on April 25, 2023 at 8:15 pm

    Great to see these undated snapshots from our collective pasts from all three mil colls. I see Ginette Hamel, whom I see with her husband Cliff Trollope here in Toronto regularly, the venerable Dept Head Dr. Schurman from my 83-85 studies, Dr. Haycock, Mr. Binnie, and Dr/Ms Skabarnicki from same and Dick Hartnett, and Capt Stoddard of the academic staff, an old friend and RCR comrade Dan Jakubiec on the stairs. Major Helga GRodzinsky, I think class of 86? behind me in 85 perhaps, good to see her giving back as a staff member. Great memories thank you. Martin Kenneally, 15130. Class of 85. RR 81-83.

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