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1954 - 1955


APRIL 29, 1955


CONTENTS Cover Design , S C G. Y. KATO






Junior Gunroom Notes


I n the Barber Chair


Down to the Lagoon


Canadian Services Colleges

Three Belgians Discover Royal Roads and Canada





















GRADUATING CLASS, 1955 Biographies




The Rise of the New Cadet Block


Our College Grounds


College Calendar






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Graduating Day, 1954



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Prize Winners-Academic Awards


1953-55 Early Grads


Carol Service



Christmas Ball



A Visit From St Skylark


Senior Gunroom Notes


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'.}oreworcl By PROHSSOR L. A. BROWN. M.A. AM honoured by having been given the opportunity of submitting Iof for publication in the LOG my impressions of the outstanding features the training at Royal Roads. In the first place. I should like to state that I miss very much indeed the close association with cadets, both inside and outside the classrooms, that I enjoyed during the past twelve years. The close association of students and staff is very marked at Royal Roads and is of great benefit to all concerned. I consider the most striking effect of the training at the college to be the tremendous development of the average cadet during his two year term: a development not only in the academic field but also in deportment, self-assurance, and the ability to assume responsibility. It is difficult to determine the factor that has the greatest bearing on this developmen t. The staff deserves some of the credit: but I am convinced that the greatest part of the cadet's training comes from the system of self-government that exists at the college. By its very nature it fosters self-assurance and the ability to accept responsibility. It also results from the passing on each year from Seniors to Juniors of good traditions and customs and high standards of behaviour. Coupled with the passing on of good customs is the willingness and ability to discard practices which are detrimental to the welfare of the college. This ability has been demonstrated on various occasions. The fact that the great majority of our ex-cadets do exceedingly well whether in the services or civilian life augurs well for this training. It is my fond hope that Royal Roads may long continue to graduate each year a number of fortunate young Canadians. It is a great pity that this training is necessarily restricted to such a small number. In conclusion I should like to extend my thanks to those cadets who produce the LOG I know very well how much time it takes and the effect it may have on class standings. The only rewards are a sense of accomplishment and the experieT1ce gained. I trust as always that the current copy of the LOG will be the best yet.

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President of the Canadian Services Colleges THE HONOURABLE RALPH CAMPNEY. PC. Q.c.. M.P .. B.A.

ADVISORY BOARD Mr. J. A. Blanchette. M.P. B.A. Parltamentary Assistant to the Minister of NatIOnal Defence

Brigadier C M. Drury. CB.E .. D.S.O .. E.D. Deputy MInister of NatIOnal Defence Genera l Charles Foulkes. CB .. CBE. D.S.O .. CD. Chairman. Chiefs of Staff

Vice-Admiral E. R. Mainguy. O.BE. CD .. R.CN. Chief of Naual Staff

Lieutenant-General G. G. Simonds. CB . CB E .. D.S.O. CD. Chief of the General Staff

Air Marshal C R. Siemon. CB .. CB.E .. CD. Chief of the Air Staff

Dr. O. M. Solandt. O.BE. M.A .. M.D .. D.Se.. LL.D .. M.R.CP .. FR.S.C ChGlrman of the Defence Research Board

Professor M. O. Morgan. M.A. Professor W. J. MacDonald. B.A. Mr. G. M. Manning Mr. A E. H.Jye5 Brigadier J. H R Gagnon Professor L Lortie. D.Se.. FC S . FCLC Dr. W. A. Mackintosh. CM.G .. M.A. Ph D. LL.D .. FR.S.C Major-General A B. Matthews. C BE. D.S.O .. E.D. Mr. G. R. Hunter Commander N E Whitmore Commander R. Pike Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie. CM.G .. M.M. and Bar. Q.C. B.A .. LLB .. LLM .. LL.D. D.CL.. D.Se. Soc.. F.R.S C Brigadier I Johnson Colonel S H. Dobell. D.SO .. CA. Mr W. A. Mather. B Sc.. LL.D. D.CL.

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THE 1955 LOG This year the Log staff pu bl ished


Twig, or Christmas Issue.

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Twig we published summer training reports, articles covering athletic events and college happenings in the first two terms, gunroom notes, and articles of immediate interest to cadets.

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for us to expand in other directions. The following pages will make obvious the purpose that was foremost In our minds, that of doing honour to Professor Brown in this, his first year away from Royal Roads




EDITORIAL I wonder If your attenlion has ever been absorbed by the large tree near the boat house. I say "absorbed," because if it is possible for any tree to absorb you, lhls certainly is an absorbing tree The tree looks as though il had grown by itself. Perhaps at one lime there were other trees-"normal" pInes and cedars-surrounding Il If so, these have been removed and the tree now stands alone. It IS necessary, of course, that the lree should stand alone its effect is In ItS silhouette As framed against the stark washed blue of a Victorian summer sky, or against the dark grey clouds which often merge sea and sky on the lagoon, or against the silently unreal background of Victoria harbour on a clear night, the tree's silhouette is arresting. It is an unusual silhouette. Its long trunk, like that of a palm, is barren of branches until. al the very top. the tree ruptures into a hemispherical umbrella of small branches. About the trunk a cone of vine has grown. This cone i~ most unusual. It is less of a cone, perhaps. than a volcano·like structure of foliage which has grown in the entwining, smothering manner of vines. The vines, in building the volcano, contribute the mosl breadth to the tree's silhouette al the base of the tree. Then, one follows the trunk upwards, the foliage becomes thinner and the silhouette lapers The "apex" of the volcano comes half way up the tree . Only the bottom half of the trunk need be sheathed. The silhouette· trunk, cone, and umbrella- is one of those things which at once can be symbolic. It is one of those stark, uncluttered objects whose well·defined parts invite one to use them as hooks upon which can be hung an outline for reflection.




You could easily say lhat the silhouette of the tree by the boathouse, if looked at from bottom to top. symbolizes the development of our term-and indeed, of all terms ·a t Royal Roads. The trunk by itsrlf IS a lerm. NOle that thIS tree has not permitted itself the normal expressIon of other trees. Virtually all the energy of the tree has been directed towards the growth of the trunk; the tree has not misused any of its energies by forming branches other than at the top-at the top of the tree lighl is guaranteed. SignIficantly, the barren trunk has grown greatly. The tree is taller than adpcent trees which have grown in the near-by foresl community. The cone, or shealh, is lha "system." Naturally the cone is thickest al the base of the tree , the "starting point" of our silhouette. By its very nature, the cone, denies the trunk peripheral growth; denies the trunk the experiment of misdirecting any of its energies. No energy can be directed outwards to develop a branch which may not live: all energy must be directed inwards. Inward energy mixes with other inward energy and the whole trunk grows. A sheath is nOl required for the top of the tree. The trunk at this stage no longer has any desire lo direct energy towards the growth of a multitude of branches growing in unequal proportion. The trunk has sensed the responsibility that it carries to the tree as a whole, its responsibility to itself: for, the trunk can grow only by the light which the tree as a whole receives. And, the trunk stretches its neck eagerly to the top. No part of the trunk ever loses sight of the top, the umbrella. After all. the parts which make up the trunk have directed their energies so that the umbrella may be. In the umbrella the branches grow. The growth of the branches is an indIVIdual responsibility.









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When I look back to my Cadet life at the Royal Military College of Canada more than thirty years ago. many impressions fade. but others stand out sharply One clearly remembered event was Lorne Brown's start in his teaching career. as an assistant on the mathematical staff of R.M.C. Our mathematical classes usuall y commenced with a general exposition by the Director of Studies, who covered his subject with rhetorical flair, often with the flavour of an inspired sermon, brooking neither interruption nor inattention. The dozing cadet was quickly awakened by an accurate strike-zone pitch with a blackboard brush. Once the Director of Studies had departed with dignity from the <eene, the Class really got down to work and. with the personal help of the assistant professor such as Lorne Brown. individually struggled to master the practical examples and question~ which remained after the departure of thL D.O.S [n the mists of such personal struggles with (alculus and sphencal trig, I first appreciated Lorne Brown . With his brush cut (now "c rew-cut ") he seemed young to us. and indeed he was. He spoke our language and enjoyed, unofficially , our sometimes violent forms of humour . A few clarifying mathematical moments with him and one realized he had the scientific gift of brevity in expla nation.

combined with such teaching skill and patience t hat even the least agile cadet mind was incited to greater mental exercise. He was completely natural and approachable. and evidenced .1 genuine concern for the mathematical succe\~ of each cadet A true scientist. he had the art of clearly substituting facts for appearances. demonstrations for impressions. One easil y understands how he advanced with merit to his position of high responsibility at Royal Roads As cadets. we received pleasant training in the social graces on Sundays when we were expected to call at the homes of staff members for tea. Even with the smaller number of cadets then at R.M.C. this must have strained both the budgets and culinary skills (distaff side) at the more popular points of call. Lorne Brown's home was certainly one of those, for here on~ was always received with the most natural and friendly hospitality .

I am glad. that as a Cadet. I helped to Inaugurate Lorne Brown's teaching career at R.M.C. As one of thousands of Canadians who in their youth have benefitted from his guidance and instruction , I am sure all ex-cadets Join in wishing Ptofessor and Mrs. Brown mJny years of restful good health in which to enjoy retirement from direct and strenuous par ticipation in Cadet life. We owe him much. We envy the satisfaction he must rightfully enjoy as a successful teacher and guide to so lllJny young Canadians.

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No. 3811

C. W IC CHARLES PETER LAWES Lower Canada College Montreal, P.Q. Navy There are certain qualities which the permanent slate Wing Commander is expected to have. Above all, of course, he is conscientious and self-disciplined. He must be mature, and have nerves like iron-taking charge of a Sunday Wing Parade on a hot day is no job for a Dagwood Bumstead. He must bear himself well, be able to take command of situations which often arise without warning' !1e must see to it that both term~ are "toeing the mark," and thaf there are no currents of discontent eddying in the gunrooms, Besides all this, he must be able to inspire the confidence of '?the~s in himself. Needless to say, the person who can handle the Job IS quite a fellow. . .. Pete Lawes certainly is quite a fellow. BeSIdes handltng hIS appointment. he is currently leading our term academically, is playing Representative Hockey, is giving much of his apparently boundless energy to the Log, the I.R.C. and the Engineering School, and is taking upon himself the task of tutoring classmates, less perspicacious than he, in Maths and Physics. . Pete accomplishes these things with the help of an "uncompltcated" personality. He is frank and utterly lacking in pretense or artificiality. His personality has contributed much to the "term"; when each of us goes out separate ways, perhaps we shall take part of it with us. D.H.O.

No. 3843

C-S / L EARL BONAR LAW Weston Collegiate and Vocational School Downsview, Ontario Air Force

Earl has proved to be one of the outstanding members of our term. Easy going, with an enjoyable sense of humour, he makes friends with everyone he meets. Equally skilful in athletics, academics and drill, Earl is also a resourceful man, being the first to return alive from the Oak Bay Underground. He has been a prominent member of the football team. This year he was the outstandint: player, doing brilliantly as first string Quarterback. We can thank Earl for several close wins in the last seasoll. Earl is also a member of the Rep. basketball team. As a member of Champlain Flight, he has excelled in every illterflght sport: boxinll', hockey, volleyball and track and field beinghis favourite sports, Earl also has an enviable academic record, having always placed in the top ten. He won the French prize in his Junior year, and will probably duplicate that feat this year. In the I{unroom, Earl is an avid bridge fan. His highest gunroom role, however, is that of President. As First Term LeadinK Cadet and Second Term Flight Leader of Champlain Flight, Earl gave another demonstration of his leadership qualities, Earl is going to R.M.C. next year, and after that to the Air Force. J.D.N.C.

No. 3812

C.S / L DAVID HERBERT OKE Red Deer Composite High School Red Deer, Alberto Na,'Y In a world where superlatives arc over-abundant it is difficult to describe a cadet like Dave. Only by collating several lists could one be sure of including even the most obvious' of his accomplishments; for. in spite of his innate modesty, he stands forth in a number of different fields. . The staff honoured him with a Squadron Leader appointment III the first term and he became Cadet Wing Commander in the third term. He has been a most energetic and selfless editor of the Log; and yet he has stood very high academically even though he has diverted his energy through a great many channels. On the playing field, Dave is a sportsman with the enthusiasm and vigour of the uninitiated whether it be football, cross-country, Or boxing. But these are merely the physical aspects of his participation in college life, The others are less obvious. but perhaps c,'en marl' important. Dave is best known and possibly mOst appreciated for the kindness and the sincerity of his relations with his term-mate:-. His .infectious sense of humollr and his ability to bring Ollt th~ be,st 111 other~ make Dave a fine person to have about. His inql1irill~ mmd has stImulated a great deal of thought of a philosophical nature in his term-mates. Although the standard that he sets for himself is high, his fellow-cadets are confident of his abilitv to at.tain it in th~ future. For the present, as a naval cadet or a fnend, they thmk of him as a gentleman.


No. 3849 C.S L RONALD DENNIS COOK Sarnia Collegiate Institute and Technical School SarDia, Ontario Army Ronald Dennis "Cookie" Cook comes to the college frolll Sarnia, Ontario, better known as "The Chemical Valley of Canada." Ron has completed his phase CO.T.C. training with the Light Anti-Aircrjlft, Royal Canadian Artillery. His plans for the future include R.1f.C., an engineering degree, completIOn of his tratntng with the RCA, and the Regular Fo rce. During his two years at Royal Roads Don has added to ano benefited from the life of the college. As well as holdi ng his private /lying iicense and being an avid camera fan, Ron has been the College middle-weight boxing champion in both his Junior an<1 Senior years. Ron is also Advertising Editor of the Log this year. His academ;c ability, his skill on the sports field, and his mastery of the drill square have earned Ron well deserved recognition. Iii, integrity. his sense of justice and above all his constant endeavour to complete any task to the best of his ability will ensure that Ron will always be a credit to Roya l Roads. R.B.

No. 3852

C路W / L JAMES ALEXANDER McPHERSON Westdale Secondary School, Hamilton, Ontario Millgrove, Ontario

Army Jim, "P hink" or "M cPea/' comes from the thriving Ontario metropolis of Millgrove. Enrolling in R.O.T.P. with the intention of going to a "civvy" university he was, of cou rse, sent to Royal Roads. This was no drawback to him sin ce he is a veteran of severa l year~ in Army Cadets and he soon proved himsellf to be one of the top cadets in the Coll ege. In his first year he was a member of Mackenzie Flight but in his second year he had th e rare privillege of being selected as Champ lain 's F ligh t Leader. Jim maintained a hig h s tandard , not only academically, but also in sport s and drill throughout both his years a t Royal Roads. Cheerfu ln ess comes a uto m at ica ll y to Jim and sky larking is as mu ch a part of him as his partial ity to gir ls. H is skylarkin g ge niu s has been dem.onstratcd over and over aga in. This genius was most forcefully demonstrated during th e second stand-down weekend last yea r. In vading U.B .C., a sma ll party sparked by Fink captu red a lovely trophy which was careless ly lying about. After spending the summer at the wonderful mess of the Royal Ca nadian Corps of S ignals, Jim wi ll be passing th e next two winters at R.M.C., a local resort hote l just down th e road from Vimy Barracks. After four yea.., of "p usser" military coll ege life h e will probably become a typical lazy, happy-go-lucky Sigs. Officer a nd spend the rest of his days at a switchboa rd mumbling "Number Please." T.B.M.

No. 3875 C-F / L EARL VINCENT SCHAUBEL Li sgar Collegiate Institute Ottawa, Ontario



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Earl Schaubel has proved himself to be an outstanding cadet during his two-year stay at Royal Roads. In athle tics, he has excelled in night soccer, hockey and basketball, and has represented the Coll ege on its football a nd boxi ng teams. His leader ship qualit ies were rewarded by his appoin tm ent to a Leading Cadet in the first term, F li g ht Leader in the second term, and Cadet Squad ron Leader in the third term . Earl's future plans includ e an e ng in ee rin g cour se at R.M.C . followed by a career in the Army. II e may n ot be appointed C.C.S. before he leaves R.M.C., but he is bound to do well if his past record is any indication of his success in th e future. C.L.L.



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C.F/L JOHN DAVID NICHOLAS CHEEKE University School, Victoria, B.C. Sbawnigan Lake, Vancouver hland Navy Dave is one of the few cadets from Vancouver Island. Educated right in Victoria, he came to Royal Roads ~ith an 7xcellent ac~demic background. His work at the College IS certalDly IDd,cat!ve ,?f this. In both years he has ranked among the top five 111 1115 school work. Dave's efficiency and other officer-like qualities gained him the position of Flight Leader of La Salle Flight in the first term and Squadron Leader in the second term. In his Junior and Senior years Dave put his ability as a soccer player to good use with the representative soccer team. In interHight sports, whether he was pulling stroke for the whaler tea'." Or sinking baskets for the basketball team, he always gave 1115 best for La Salle. Although rather quiet and reserved, Dave possesses a keen sense of humour. If, on entering the gunroom you hear a chorus of "Away Seaman's Motor Cutter Crew," you can be sure that it's Dave telling the Army and Air Force cadets about his more memorable experiences during the summer while aboard HMCS NE\OV GLASGOW. At the present Dave is in the Executive Branch of the R.C.N. but is anxiously awaiting his transfer to the Electrical Branch, where he can carryon the studies in the field of his interests. He plans to take the electrical engineering course at R.M.C. for a career in the Electrical Branch of the Canadian Navy, Or to go into the research field. E.B.L.

No. 3808

C·F /L JOSEPH GEORGE DONALD LAMARRE College Bourget, Regaud, P.Q. Weiland, Ontario Army Don immediately became prominent in our term. He has been treasurer of the gunroom in both years. Coming to Royal Roads with a B ..\., it was soon evident he was one of the cleverest cadets in the wing. Everyone was amazed at his ability to spend his time helping other cadets pass, playing bridge, writing sports articles tor the Log, and still come first when it came to writing exams. Our "hard-working" Sports Editor also indulged actively in several sports. He was on the representative boxing team this year and is also a good hockey player. His combined abilities in academics and sports earned him a Leading Cadet's bar in the first term ancl a Cadet Flight Leader appointment in the second term. Don plans to add a B.Sc. after his name (in Army Engineering) . ..\t present a victim of R.O.T.P., his exceptional scientific aptitudes will lead him to a notable career in either the R.C.E. or on "civvy street."


No. 3927

C-F L CHARLES ESTLIN SHEFFIELD RYLEY Trinity College, Port Hope, Ontario Upperville, Virginia, U.S.A. Army

Tim, our first term Wing Commander, has played very actively in inter-flight sports. He was also a fullback on the College football team. When the C.S.C. tournament rolled around. Ryley held his reputation as a first clas> athlete by playing on the representative basketball and volleyball teams. He is a member of the Glee Club and can harmonize with the best. Tim hails froill the hills of Virginia. On his arrival at Royal Roads it was with great difficulty that he was made to wear shoe, and socks. \Ve note with interest that he went Hhome" not only to Upperville, Virginia, but to Vancouver, B.C., as well during Christmas leave. Althou",h he is a British subject he is a great arguer on Canadian-British-U.S. relations. In the gllnroom Ryley has been recognized as a serious philosopher. 11 is \·iews on the currently discussed topics are both interesting and debatable. Tim manages to keep things bouncing in the gunroom with his endeavours to Charleston and his capers on the piano. After he had been at Royal Roads for a few months, Tim's I.Q. grew by about 100%. Feeling the effects, he applied for a transfer from the Navy to the Army. With this career of opportunity now open to him, Ryley is certain to achieve the utmost success.


No. 3866 C-F L KEITH STEUART King Edward VII School and Witwatersrand University Johannesburg, Union of South Africa Air Force "Stu" came to us all the way from South Africa, the distant land of the ~1au ~la"", although he was born in Pouce Coupe, B.C. A rugged indi\'idualist, we are not surprised that he IS the only one ot his countrymen to gel as far as Royal Roads. Determination is the best possible word to describe IIStu's" make up. A hard worker academically he also excels in athletics. He has represented the College in both his Junior and Senior year on the swimming and boxing teams and has been a driving member of the Hudson Flight's teams in soccer and cross-country. His appointment as Squadron Leader in the first term came as no ,urprise to those who are aware of his capabilities. "Stu" has many other sides to his personality, as his activities well testih路. A beau of the local debutantes' balls, he also shines In Padre's half hour, telling jokes, taking piano lessons, doing push-ups after rounds or telling somebody that he has "slack hands." The future holds for him a possible career in the Air Force or ill Aeronal1tical Engineering. E.J.K.

No. 3834 C-F L WILLIAM JOSEPH BROUGHTON Lisgur Collegiate Institute, Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario Navy

Any account of Bill's two years at Royal Roads might sound like a panegyric. That cannot be helped. Nothing can be said about Bill which would not be laudatory. Bill's achievements might sound surprising to one who does 110t know him. Bill is rather quiet, keeping to his own affairs. Behind this mask of quietness, however, a more active cadet could not be found. Bill is an all-round man excelling in practically everything to which he gi\Cs himself. He was the key end On the football team for two years. His swimming ability has placed him on the representative swimming team in both his years. This year he gave the College a new breast stroke champion. One could talk about him as a first class basketball player and a good gymnast. In short, he is an excellent athlete. His sports activities do not prevent him from being tops in academics also. Indeed, he has always placed in the top five of the term, with first class honours. Some people wonder how he docs it when he spe nd s hi, spare afternoons at bridge. Bridge (he is a very good player) seems to be his main social activity. He ha; even devised, with his partner, Don Lewis, a specia l bidding system. No one has been able to figure it out yet. However, Royal Roads is an officer training institution and Bill knows it. He rates high in officer-like qualities. A Leading Cadet in the first term, he rose to be a Flight Leader , then a Squadron Leader-a most significant achievement. Bill is considering a career in Naval Engineering. 'Ye reel it would be impossible for such a fellow not to succeed . D.L.

No. 3941 C-F/ L LORNE MELVIN GILLILAND Burnaby South High School New Weslnlinsler, B.C. Navy



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Out of the fog of New Westminster came Royal Roads' contribution to the Executive Branch of the R.C.N., "Mel" Gilliland, with his drum-sticks clutched in his hand. He immediately gravitated to the "elite," the Royal Reads Band, and soon had W.O. II Cobain marching beside him to 120 per minute. His chief complaints in his Junior year revolved about small Leading Cadets with crooked cap;. Summer training brought out the best in our staunch "Capt. Bligh" type. He stood first in Seamanship and coxed the best racing whaler crew on the West Coast. He was judged "Best Cadet, Cruise B." I n his second year Mel began as a Leading Cadet in the band. In the 2nd term he retained his Leading Cadet's bars and was given a F I L sash in the 3rd and 4th terms. H is boxing career was accompanied by more blood than onc normally sees at a Red Cross Blood Donors' Clinic. However Mel slugged (and bled) his way into the finals. In soccer he held down centre half for Champ lain much to the discomfort of his adversaries. Mel goes directly into the navy after graduation as a "Snotty." Undoubtedly he will become a Sub. Lt. before he retires. T.G.D.

No. 3863 C.W.W.O. EVAN DALE CROOK St. Francis College High School Richmond, P.Q. Army

Since Dale first arrived at Royal Roads, his quiet. but ~~Jnfident manner has made him stCtnd out in the term. HIs abIlity was recognized when he was made the first term Flight Leader for Mackenzie and third term Squadron Leader for Number Two Squadron. Dale took an active part in college activities, being on the representative cross-country team. and outst.anding for Mackenzie

Flight in soccer, hockey. basketball and box mg. Dale was also a faithful member of the International Relations Club. Dale plans to continue his education at R.M.C. where he will take civil engineering (a course with no English, his "favourite"

subject). and then On to a career in the R.C.A.C. If his two .years at Royal Roads are indicative of the future, they'll be nammg a tank after him someday. W.J.McM.

No. 3939 LIC RONALD GLEN BLAKELY Sarnia Collegiate Institute and Technical School Mandaumin, Ontario Army

Ron is the only Reserve Army cadet in the Senior Term. He has been connected with the Army for seven years now. For five of those seven years he served in the Collegiate Cadet Corps. During this time he rOSe to the rank of Cadet Major and to the position of Corps Adjutant. Two of his summers were spent in six-week COurses at Ipperwash where he was given basic Signals procedure. Last summer he took his training with the Artillery at Shilo. This summer will be different again, for Ron has transferred to the R.C.E.M.E. branch. Here at the College Ron has been a Leading Cadet and a Flight Leader. His interests are mostly concentrated on the Engineering School during his spare time. There, he has produced several "gadgets." Ron has always put the practical ahead of the theoretical. When he graduates from R.M.C. as a Mechanical Engineer he intends to be a I'practical"

outdoor-type engineer.

R.D.C .

No. 3868 LIC JEFF DE WILDE St. Martin College, Alo", Royal Military School, Brussels Wnnzele, Belgium Belgian Navy An amiable fellow with a good sense of humour. Jeff came to us through NATO from the Belgian Navy . . In his two >:ears here. he has mastered the English language, achIeved an enviable academIC record, and won for himself the

title of "The One Man Soccer Team" One thing he hasn't learned yet though, is a liking for French poetry. As a matter of fact French poetry still provokes within him violent reactions. Hi~ future plans? At least two years in the R.C.N .. then on to , permanent c~reer in the Belgian Navy. R.A.J.

No. 3940

L C THOMAS GEORGE DRUMMOND Dani e l MelDt) r e Colle gia te Institute W inni peg, l\la niloba Na vy

Out of the \\'cst came Tom Drummond with a smile for all and a collection of "favourite saYlDgs." Like all men from the \\'es t Tom left his mark at Roads and made many friends with his ready smile and sharp wit. H is sparkling performance in his first year (there just wasn't a skylark without him) resulted in his Senior year in Leading Cadet's bars in the first term and a Flight Leader's sash in the second. Tom played half-back on the "big blue machine," but it is said he did his best playing in Stanley Park. It was Tom who contributed greatly in Fraser Flight's outstanding accomplishments. He upheld the flight's high standards on all occasions including the trip home at Christmas. He is at present Business and Circulating Editor of the Log. The Navy had Tom to contend with last summer; he enjoyed war canoe racing and Banyan parties at Bedwell Harbour and it was only with great difficulty that he was persuaded to give up beach combing in Long Beach to return to Victoria at the en d of the summer cruise. The B.E. Games received his wholehearted support whi le he reconnoit red Stanley Park and HMCS DISCOVERY. As a.. member of t he exa lted, the Nava l Enginee r s, Tom w ill undoubted ly do we ll in R.M .C. and the R.C.N. in fu t ure yea r s. D.M.C.

No. 3911 L/ C DONALD ANDREW HALE Mount Royal Colle ge, Calgary W a rn e r, Albe rta Navy

Don ventured to seek his for tune and see t he world. He came to Royal Roads. From the first he was well-l iked and his infect iou s smile dispelled all gloom whenever h e cntered the gun room during those early trying days. Don comes from a long line of Hale's ÂŤ(0. Hale \" being t h e most famous). He attended Wa rn er Consolidated School, but had to go up-county to Mount Royal Coll ege, Calgary, for his Sen io r Mat riculation. Because he is such a "live-wi re" he is going to channel his ene rgy into the Electrical Branch, RCN. A year at University after he completes R.M.C. wi ll result in an E lect r ical Engi n eer ing Degree. Don's smartness and initiative brought him the leadersh ip of Frase r Flight during the first term. He played excellent football both years and was a stau n ch member of the rifle team. Dur ing t h e last term he was made a Leading Cadet in his flight. During the Christmas season he turned his hand to bell-ringing and participated very activcly in the Glee Club. Don is very mus ical and from the quarterdeck we often heard the strains of "Sentimental Journey" or " I 'm in the mood for love" coming from his alto-sax . I

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No. 3880 L/ C ELDON JAMES HEALEY Owe n Sound Colle giate and Vocationa l Institute Owen Sound, Ontario Nav y

"What do Ontario boys know about the Navy?" you ask. "Don't go any farther, my son, you are treading on dangerous grounds," comes the reply of this Georgian Bay "sa lt." "Why t h e Navy is built around men from Canada's fi r st province." Those who remember "i)ar exchange week" will no doubt recall the notorious term: "Healey of the Band." "EI" began the yea r as Leading Cadet i/c trumpeters and progressed to F l ight Leader in the Second Term, defending his g roup of "musicians?" by say in g that three squadrons and not the band are responsible for th e accordion effect On the march past. "E.J ." supports his flight with the same enthusiasm and adds his share to the effor t to keep Mackenzie Ollt of the cellar. Whether it be soccer, boxing, basketball. hockey Or track and field he is a lways ready to have a go at it. His efforts in studies have gained him a position in the top ten of the term. N ext year he plans to attend the Royal Naval Engineer ing College, after a brief stop at Toronto East Genera l Hospital (Nurses' Residence), and introduce the art of skylarking a la Roads. "E I" plans a career as an Engineer in the R.C.N. D. C.G.

No. 3978

L/ C CAMIEL D. C. JACOBS St. I'redegard & Edward Institute, Antwerp Royal Military School, Brussels Dewine, Belghun

Carniel cOlllprises one third of the soccer team that our term imported from Belgium. I n all sports his enthusiasm and good humour helped spark both the Juniors and Ser.iors of Mackenzie Flight to many victories. Camiel's academic record ,peaks for itself. While coping with the eccentricities of our language he still managed to stand in the top eight of our term. He was rewarded with Leading Cadets' bars for two terms. His favourite pastime is undoubtedly letter writing. (Une jolie fille en Belgique, n'e5t-ce pas?) His most hated aversions art parallel skew lines, wing parades, and French poetry. After Royal Roads he is looking forward to further executive training with the R.C.N. before returning to the Belgian Navy in which all three of Our Belgian Cadets already hold commissions. All of us will be 10t.>king forward to the day when we can visit Belgium, and renew tho lasting friendship which we have formed with Camiel, Paul, and Jeff. T.V.C.

No. 3892

L/ C RONALD WILLIAM KRISTJANSON Gordon Bell High School and United College Winnipeg, Manitoba Army

One member of Our term that can't be praised highly enough is Ron Kristjanson. Athletically, he was an immense asset, both to the College and to Champlain Flight. Whether playing his brand of "guts" football, swimming, or running his heart out, Ron always carried more than his share of any "rep" team he played on. By winning the cross-country in 1954, he insured another inter-flight first for Champlain. "Kris" has had some trouble with "the books" but has been able to overcome them with the same self-d iscip lin e and drive that has made him a top-notch athlete. I n his Senior Year Ron was Vice-President of the Senior Gunroom and a first-term Le~ding Cadet. His popularity (with both sexes) has made him a most welcome member of any group, whether on leave Or at the College. Work as hard, playas hard, and study as hard, in the future, Kris, as you have at Royal Roads and the success we sincerely wish you, will be yours. D.R.B.

No. 3913

L/ C DONALD GORDON LEWIS Bridgetown Regional High School Bridgetown, N.S. ArnlY

If a game of bridge is in progress in the gunroom Y04 will most likely find Don n,arby. The Lewis-Broughton team ha, yet to be conquered. A true Maritimer, Don has always been recognized for hi, determination and pluck in all activities. A better than *verage player in nearly every sport, he has shown special talent for ,occer, being a member of the representative team in his Junior ye~r Don has also taken a keen intenst in the International Relations Pllb. As Leading Cadet in the first term and Flight Leader of the Cartier Flight during the third term, Don has been kQpt busy bus somehow still finds time for dances and the ladies of Vlpt Qria . Being an Army Cadet, in the Infantry, Don will go to R.M.C. in September.


No. 3822 L C TERRENCE BOURKE MAHOOD Stra thcona High School, Edmonto n Edmonton , Al berta Army Terry Mahood has applied his talents in many fields at Royal Roads. His interest in radio led him to the Radio Club, where he took OYer the management in 1954-55. On parade and in class he does well, bringing credit On his home town, which, of course, is Edmonton. Sports activities have been executed very well by "T. B." His fiery determination has helped Champlain towards its inevitable victories. In boxing, Terry was selected for the represclltati\'e team. This pleased hint very much since it gave him a chance to spend a weekend in Montreal with some French girls. Terry's Irish shows through in many ways. He is at all time amiable and amusing. but perhaps does reach the full height of his glory until 0100 on Sunday mornings. Then too, he must be watched with suspicion because of a rather dubious connection with the Oak Bay Underground. The future holds promise of opportunity and enjoyment for Terry. After completing Electrical Engineering at R.M.C. he will start an interesting career as an officer in the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. This, incidentally, is the best corps in the Army. J.A.McP.

No. 3638 L / C FERDINAND RENAUD College d e Levis S te. Clai re, Que bec Arnl Y

The high tension brou'l'ht on by having to be St. Lawrence separate him from Quebec's 21,672 eligible women was too strenuous for Fro; so he decided to move to Royal Roads for two years for a bit of rest-he hoped! Once firmly established he couldn't resist the temptation of remaining a third year in the beautiful surroundings of the College' and therefore signed the three-year plan. This enthusiasm and determination made the king-pin of Cartier Flight's hockey team and his "ersatility has made him one of the few Judo experts in the wing. Fro also enjoys skiing and baseball. Fro's most appreciated talent was his ability to find dates for his frustrated and desperate friends. He is largely respons ible for the disappearance of that old and highly feared term-"Wing Office Special" and for the birth of a new and even more high ly feared term-"Renaud Specil!." I t has been said that his love for tanks is reAected in his taste in women. Fro's officer-like Qualities won him the appointment of first term Flight Leader for Cartier Flight. \Ve are all sure that hi, skill and determination will guide him through a "colourful" career in the Armoured Cor ps. C.F.P.

No. 3971 L / C PAUL FRANKLIN ROMYN Ch a tham Collegia te Institute Ch a tham, Onta rio Army Paul (better known as P.F.) is a good-natured, easy-going fellow, typical of those that sunny Southern Ontario produces. He made it Quite clear soon after he arrived that he objected to anyone m('ssing up his bed, especially if he was in it and as a result ' . . as the victim of many such Hskylarks." I As well as proving himself a capable hockey and soccer player and an able golfer, P.F. is competent in the classroom and has remained in the top tw~nty in the term. In the summer Paul goes to the R.C.E.M.E. school in Kingston, where he takes his army training when he is not studying Bell Telephone "operations." Probably through no fault of his own, he was made the victim of a famous saying at Roads, "Paul's getting - - , what'll I do'" P.F. is aile of the bridge champions of the Senior Gunroom and practises his game whel'ever he isn't ill the Flight Leader's Cabin . His stories of Tecumc;;eh sinking German liners loaded with canned Chri~tmas trees on the St. Clair River are famous. From Royal Roads Pauf will go to R.M.C. to study Mechanica l Engineering From there it's the army. R. J. W.B.

No. 3836 L I C JERRY VALIHORA Harrow Hich School Harrow, Ontario Air Force Despite the hall porter's insistence. that Jerry's. na~e is Vali O'Hara he actually hails from YugoslavIa. He has lIved In Canada for the greater part of his life, however, and is a staunch supporter of Southern Ontario. Jerry represents the quiet, serious element in OUf term, and as a result, has managed to remain arnol}-g the top few ~n t~c academic standings since his arrival. He 15 a keen cOf!1pehtor In all activities, and Hudson Flight has had many occaslO!,s to be thankful for his presence. H is ability was particularly. promInent during the third term this year when Jerry was made FlIght Leader of Hudson Flight, a promotion well deserved. H During the summer he spends his time Hpranging Harvards at Penhold with the pilots. One of the few Reserve cadet~ left. Jerry plans to continue his studies at R.M.C. and take up engIneering, which branch he doesn't yet know. D.W.M.

No. 3951 LI C SPENCER JESSOP YOLK Liscor Colleciate Inuitute, Ottawa Ottawa Air For~e When the 55 of '55 have theIr class reunion at the turn of the century, when some names and faces have even been forgotten, the question on the lips of everyone will surely be, "Where's Spence?" For who could forget the many hours he has spent in the Gunroom keeping his termmates in fits of laughter with hi; jokes and antics. Spencer has also a serious side to his personality (he says) but as yet it remains undetected. "John the Moose," as he is affectionately called by his mother, is one of the ilrugged Reserves." (The Reserves at present form a yery small and somewhat important group at the College.) Spencer, a pilot who saw the light, hails from Ottawa. but he can be heard daily, discussillg the merits of Montreal. The mail box leads us to believe that his main interest lies in Australia; but Spence insists that he is on ly opening up a Canadian mail o rdet service with the express purpose of importing kangaroos. Few Juniors will forget that Spence was a C/F-L during the first term. (Will they, Nuttal?) In the second term Spencer was made Cadet Wing Flight Leader, with all the responsibilities of ducking the "Joyful" little jobs cooked up ior him. Spence plans to carryon his stlldies at R.M.C., where we art sure he will excel in his usual smi ling fashion. C.P.L.

No. 3847 SIC OEMS RICHARD BOYLE The London South Collegiate Institute Hyde Park, London, Ontario Navy A competent versatile cadet, Denny has displayed an all-round ability. Academically he has stood well up in the term since the beginning of his Junior Year. As a member of the College swimming team both years he has repre sent ed the College in the C.S.C. tournaments. His fighting I ris h blood has proved itself a decided asset to the representative Canadian football team. In his two years Denny turned in a top notch performance as an aggressive tackle. A popular man in the gunroom, he has also proved himself very adept where the ~ajr sex is concerned. A Caruso in his own righ t, Denny has establIshed a reputation for singing in the showers. He is also an incorrigible optimist. Having previously tasted the salty brine, he chose the navy as his service.. He will certainly do well in England where he plans to continue hJS engmcenng course pnor to his career. RW.K.

No. 3876 S C EDWARD CLARABUT BRADY Duke of Conn aught High School and U.B.C. New Westminster, B.C. Navy Ed is without doubt the saltiest navy type of the term (as any naval cadet can tell by a look at his cap badge). Afte r taking two years of executive training under the U.N.T.D. plan, he entered Royal Roads and tran sferred to the Ordnance Branch in which he has a brother. Last summer, as a Cadet CaptaIn at C.T.E., he carried on the traditions he established as a Cadet Captain at Royal Roads th e year before. Athletically, having repre se nted the College on the crosscountry team and the soccer team, Ed is an all-round sportsman and has always been in the thick of the fight for good old Fraser. He spends hi s spare time either in th e workshop designing a new kind of gun-barrel, fulfilling hi s duties as Exchange Editor of th e LOC by writing to far "If military colleges; or proclaiming to the world the merits of the elite Ordnance Branch. He plans to go to R.M.C. for Mechanical Engineering and to be the first R.C.N. technical officer to spend his entire caree r at sea. Ed has often expressed his intention to never accept an appointment ashore.


No. 3855 SI C THOMAS V. CAMPBELL Chapleau High School Chapleau, Ontario Air Force "What can 1 do for you '" Thi, expression is characteris tic of Tom. Whether one finds him playing his favorite records in th e gunroom Or studying in hi s luxurious "apartment" in th e Castle he is always ready to help a fellow cadet. Tom is one of the few "arts types" here this yea r. It is not surprising that his principal interes t should be literature, music, and fine arts in general. Our Chapleau produc t likes ska tin g and skiing. He also enjoy s pulling the gunroom's radio apart in co-operatio n wi th R. Jutr as. As a further divers ion, he is lead in g a movement to se t up "NORTHERN" Ontario as a separate province. He has been attached to Hud so n Flight for both this year and last. In soccer and in hockey, particularly, he has sparked the Hudson team. Tom is a pilot in the R.C.A.F. and enjoys the th rill of sitting behind the Harvard 's SSO horses . At the present moment Tom is undecided as to whether he should go On to R.M.C. Or to a civi li an university. \Nhat he does know is that in the near future he intends to see the world! C.D.J.

No. 3816 SI C HOWARD WILLIAM CAUSIER Weyburn Collegiate Institute Weyburn, Saskatchewan Air Force Bill is the sale surviving member of the Senior Term from Saskatchewan. Nevertheless, this does not prevent him from expounding, at great length, to all li,teners the yirtues of "T he \ Vhcat Province." After spend111g a summer at \\'innipeg taking navigation trainin g, Bill has become an a\'id enthusiast of air power. Usually he may be heard ill the dormitories after 2 130 explaining to Brady why the Navy will require air support shou ld there be another war. An enthusiastic member of the Camera Club, Bill may be found on Saturday morning WIth Jack working on pictures taken during

the holidays. He also finds time to be an active supporter of La Salle Flight and is one of the reasons for the flight's high s tanding. I n the future Bill hopes to get his wings as a navigator and ge t into Transport Command. Next year he plans to go to R.M.C. to take E lectrical Engineering. After graduating from R.M.C. Bill will stay in the Air Force for three years. After this he hopes to make a career for himself in civilian life as an E lec trica l Enginee r. J.A.M.

No. 3826 LIC DONALD MERVIN COULTER Central Collegiate Institute Calgary, Alberta Navy

Don hails from Calgary and like all Calgarians is mighty proud of it. He came to Royal Roads on a Navy League of Canada Scholarship, but since has been swallowe~ up by. the R.O.T.P: In his senior year Don did not escape recog1l1tlOl1, havtng been appomted Leading Cadet of the drum section for a term and a day. His sports career was climaxed when he won the welterweight boxing cup this year. He represented the College at the C.S.C. tournament at C.M.R. During summer training Don was a member of the notorious C3 E cubicle, the inmates of which received numerous "mentions" in Daily Orders at C.T. E. During the stay of the H.M.C.S .. NEW GLASGOW in Long- Beach, Don was seen in a Hollywood shIrt on a California patio drinking a cocktail under an umbrella-much to the envy of his hapless term mates. Don intends to attend R.M.C. to obtain a degree in Mechanical Engineering before proceeding to the R.C.N. as a Naval Engineer. L.M.G.

No. 3870 SI C RALPH WILLIAM CULLEY Alexandra Composite High Medicine Hat, Alberta Air Force

Bill's origin, when traced with utmost care, can be found to be the "Medicine Hat" of the West. Bill, a navigator in the R.C.A.F., has fitted well into our term, especially in studies, where he has set and kept a heading on a goal which will give us "55-4-55." He is a steady-going person, sarcastic in expression and one who. every once :11 a while, comes out with a witty remark that upsets the equilibrium of the term by sending it into laughter. His favorite pastime is drawing aircraft. Here he has produced some unbelievably sleek designs for craft of the coming air age. Bill contended in all sports and was particularly strong in hockey and soccer. I n these two displayed exceptionally good goaling skill. Bill plans to go to R.M.C. to follow a courSe in civil engineering. He hopes that some day he wlil be able to go to South America to make his fortune. E.G.



SIC JAMES ARTHUR FOX Bedford High School Bedford, Nova Scolia Army

Jim's ambition this year is to do his share to realize the motto, "55-4-55." Like most of us, he is finding that it takes work to pass. Ho\\cver, if he is as successful this year as he was last year, we'll have to put up with him at R.M.C. Outside the classroom Jim is a keen boxer, and this year, with that John L. Sullivall right hook, became lightweight boxing champion. Howen>r, his ex tra curricular activities are not concerned solely on boxing. He. as much as anyone in his flight, wants to have Mackenzie win the inter-Hight sports trophy and the \Visener Cup. To aid this cause, he has spent his spare hours in such sports as soccer, cross-coun!ry and hockey; and, in each one, he was an asset to his flight. In the gunroom he spends hours fruitlessly, but good naturedly, trying to prove that Nova Scotia would have been better off without Confederation. In the future, Jim sees an arts course at R.M.C. and a career in the R.C.A.C. B.].G.

No. 3936

SI C ROWLAND JOHN WILLIAM BLACKER Simcoe Hi,h School Lindsay, Ontario Navy "Blackie'" came to Royal Roads from that part of fair Ontario which is so graciously called the "Banana Belt of Canada." His home was in Norfolk County until last year when his family moved to Lindsay. Having grown up in the fine Ontario atmosphere and having surpassed that obstacle known as Ontario's Grade XIII, he decided to join R.O.T.P. and go to Royal Roads. He came here overflowing with that Ontario "go get'em" attitude and in two years, he lived up to that slogan. After his first year of studies, he went to summer training and after a hectic summer in that rollin~ New Glascow he came back to Royal Roads with a new slant on hfe. In his second year he often talked about the "Reserve." Many of us wonder what happened to old R.O.T.P. "Blackie.'" r n his first and second years "Rollie" did his bit for Cartier Flight in interRight sports. He was also an enthusiastic golfer and was often seen blazing new trails across the Royal Col wood. Next year Blackie will go to R.M.C. and continue his studies as an Electrical Engineer and after those two years have passed, who knows, maybe he will be on the East Coast directing naval engineering. P.F.R.

No. 3835

SI C ROLAND ARTHUR JUTRAS Kirkland Lake Colle,iate and Vocational School Weston, Ontario Air Force

Whenever the gun room radio starts emitting unusually hideous noises (not counting "Shake, Rattle and Roll"), investigation usually finds Rollie crouched behind our newest piece of furniture chortling to himself, "the electron Row isn't linear in the high frequencies but r can fix it by sh rinking this condensed reactance in parallel with the self biased triode." Radio is Rollie's hobby. Down in the radio shack Professor Jutras has a course for juniors who want to build radios for their rooms in the new cadet block next year. During that lovely Canadian summer, 1954, Rollie went through that shattering experience, first year pilot training. Taking it in his usual stride, he breezed through easily and calmly. In spite of Rotlie's "back-row seat" in class, his marks have been "front-row quality," even despite his other favorite pastime: courting Beverley-sa femme fatale--by phone. This phoning business is going to be expensive when Rollie has to make long distance calls from Kingston, where, no doubt, he will be a top-man in Engineering Physics. T.C. & c.J,

No. 3976

SIC GEORGE YOSHIMITSU KATO Vernon Senior Hi,h School VernOR, B.C. Air Force "Ah. these trees. these beautiful trees and this lovely rolling country of B.C.!'" These were George's words after he returned from his first year's summer training at Penhold, Alberta. From a first-term Leading Cade t, George rose to the welldeserved post of third-term Flight Leader of Fraser Flight. He is a strong supporter of his Right in all its ventures, especially on the soccer field or at the riRe range. He is quiet, well-mannered and has many interests varying from music and literature to photography. George is an ardent camera fan and he keeps the cadets well supplied with pictures of college life. He is "resident of the camera club and is also the senior gunroom secretary. George will go to R .M .C. next year where he will take Mechanical Engineering. He has fond hopes of an Aeronautical Engineenng degree in the not too distant future. D.A.H.

No. 3926 SIC ROBERT ANTON FROEBEL Sanpdo High School Sangudo, Alberta Air Force Edmonton the Oil Capital of the World, gained further prestige on July 14, 1935, when one R. A. Froebel made his debut. The whole superstructure of the college, to wit, the system, was put to test eighteen years later when Bob arrived at Royal Roads. From the first he made himself known, bemg a conspIcuously outspoken ma~l足 of-the-world. He has figured in many loud, unorthodox debates m gunrooms and other odd plzees. Bob is a keen and experienced hockey player, having played for his high school and for Sangudo senior teams. His a~ility on the icc helped Mackenzie Flight to win the hockey competitIon last year. He should be even more of an asset this year. At skiing and mountain climbing Bob is no slouch. He usually spends the better part of his leave crouched over hickory or swinging an alpenstock. In college sports, Hob has been a key man on the cross-country team in both his junior and se nior ycars. Although one could hardly say that he is built for running, yet he is good. Bob possesses a drive and a will to win which has few equals. For assured success in any field this is indispensable.


No. 3882 SIC EDWARD GAGOSZ Percival County High School (Val d'Or, Quebec) Toronto, Ontario Air For(!e

Ed was northern Quebec's donation to Royal Roads in 1954. "Coose" was originally from Val d'Or but now calls Toronto THE city. Ed hopes to continue spending his summers in Alberta flying for the Air Force. He was known as a "hot" pilot last summer and will be a credit to the service throughout his flying career. At college, Ed has participated in all sports and has excelled in rifle shooting and hockey. His favorite recreation seems to be gymnastics. In studies Ed has managed to hold his own. He holds to the motto, "55-4-55," and is keeping his one-fifty-fifth share of th} bargain uP. Ed plans to go to R.M.C. as an electrical engineer. He feels that he may follow a service caleer. R.W,c.

No. 3904 S I C BERNARD JOHN GOLPHIN Lachule High School, Lachute, P.Q. Brownsburg, P.Q. Army Bernie was born in Brownsburg, P.Q., and survived there for nearly 17 years. He arrived at Royal Roads with the rest of us, poolroom slouch and all, and began his training. He appeared quiet at first but this. we found, was only a ruse. Once we got him started talking we couldn't stop him-especially if he was talking about Brownsbllrg. J never heard of th e place until I met Bernie, but now, like everyone else in the term, I'm quite an authority on the locality. I n terms of cadet <Iualities, Bernie is a good cadet. He was a member of Champlain last year alld retained the same honour this year. He assisted his Aight considerably in both the sports trophy and the Wisener Cup competitions. Soccer and basketball were his be st sports. although he also excelled in volleyball and shooting. He stood out in hockey too. and it is no reRection on his ability as a goaltender if you hear him referred to as "The Human Sieve" Or " Leaky." He did make the senior term all-star team. Academically Bernie is not at the top-nor is he at the bottom either. He works hard and never gives up; so I expect to see him hold up his share of the responsibility to the motto. Next year he plans to go to R.M.C. for electrical engineering. I'm sure that he'll slIcceed in hi s \\'ork, sports, and in making friends with anyone who is patient enough to listen about Brownsburg, P.O., constantly. J.A.F.

No. 3963 S C DAVlD CHARLES GRIMSTER Delhi DiSh School Port Rowan, Ontario Navy

Dave. commonly known as "Grim" hails from a small corner of God's country, Port Rowan, Olltario. Dave is a staunch navy type alld an ardent supporter of La Salle, where his efforts and spirit helped to keep his flight up near the top in all events. A member of "killers' corner" in the senior dorm, he and his cohorts arc always up to some sort of skylark. He can be seen in the traditional senior term "rain dance" ('very Friday night. Dave was a hard driving full back on the college football team thi s year and turned in many a fine game. He also was a member of the college basketball team and played on the first line for La Salle's inter-flight hockey team. Wherever a yell of "What, women! . .. in Victoria?" could be heard in the gun room, Dave was always there having an argument with the "gang" on their favorit e extra curricular activity. Dave's keen sense of humor and personality have won him many friends ill the senior gun room. After graduation, Dave intends to go to R.M.C. and study electrical engineering. Upon accomplishing this he plans to make the R.C.N. his career. B.D.S.-T.

No. 3878 SI C RAYMOND JACK HICKS Prince Edward District Collesiate Institute Bloomfield, Ontnrio Air Force

Jack, a product of Canada, o-o-ops I mean Ontario, has had two most successful years at Royal Roads. Although he is a patriotic expounder of the virtnes of Prince Edward County, he has found time to pursue a host of other interests. He is a member of the International Relations Club, a select group who congregate supposedly to discuss international problem~ before partaking of the lunch. From watching him make Willie ~ausier admit the inadequacies of Saskatchewan, in gunroom arguments, I judge him to be proficient in the tricks of argument. He is assistant photographer for The LOG and is enthusiastic about the Camera Club, especially about the monthly photographic magazines. As a junior he was a member of the fencing team, a sport which he has not had time to pursue this year. He is a staunch member of mighty Fraser Flight. Jack spends his summers at Winnipeg, taking navigation illstruction with the Air Force. At present he is undecided whether or not to make the Air Force his permanent career. Jack's amiability and officer-like qualities made him a Leading Cadet for the second term. His keen intellect has enabled him to stand in the first twenty, academically, during his tour at Royal Roads. He plans to take engineering at R.M.C. R.F.].

No. 3933 SI C RAYMOND FRANCIS JEFFERIES Resiopoli. Collese, Kinsston Brewer's MiUs, Ontario Air Force

In September, 1953, Ray Francis Jefferies, having that the "metropolis" of Brewer's Mills did not warrant his superior abilities, headed for the unknown, Royal Roads. Jeff, though raised in the superb climate of Ontario, hasn't allowed the weather of Vancouver Island, or the problems of an upper bunk in his first week to deter him from fitting smoothly into college life. Jeff is a strong competitor in all inter-flight sports, excelling in hockey and cross-country. A staunch supporter of Fraser Flight, his jokes (1) have always added to our flight parties, and his spirit to any of our endeavours. 1n his spare time he will probably be found down in the Engineering School; this trait is not surprising, for he is an adept mason and challenges anyone to a duel with cement blocks. In the summer, 2 A.N .S., Winnipeg, occupies the greater part of his time where the mysteries of navigation keep all the "fortunate few" harrassed with the perplexities involved. An unplanned trip to the U.S.A. is one of his accomplishments, although he might be found at one of the locality's beaches or dance halls practising an art of a different sort. Civil Engineering at R.M.C. is in his immediate future. R.J.H.

No. 3874 SI C EVERETI JOHN KEARLEY Prince of Wales College St. John's, Newfoundland Arm)'

"E.].." the second loudest infantry man in the wing, has the distinction of being the first, and so far the only cadet at Royal Roads from Canada's tenth province. He will discuss with anyone interested the relative merits of the "Queen of the Battlefield" and any other corps. Being a gifted student, Kearley makes good use of all his spare time and thus when exam results are posted he is always near the top of the class. A hard-worker on the sports field, "E.J." excels in all sports that require determination and will-power. Back in "Newfie" he was an ardent hunter and a keen rower. On La Salle's inter-flight teams he did very well, leading both La Salle's soccer and cross-country teams to second position. "E.J." is known by a large number of the fairer sex of Victoria: not a surprising fact as he spent the greater number of his Saturday nights making himself available. However, he is planning to keep on the safe side of the fence for a long time yet-or so he says. R.A.F.

No. 3960 SIC JAMES COLEMAN KENNEDY London South Collegiate Institute London, Ontario Arm)'

The Cadet Wing Travel Agent, the football team manager, the ladies' choice-that is our "].c." 1-1 e is the result of many years of care and devotion by the city of London, Ontario, where he was born, educated and enlightened. He came to us excited and eager-to become the idol of the Victoria girls. He seems to have succeeded, too. but this is not too much to expect from "J.c." He has made a profound impact upon girls a1l over the country: Picton, Vancouver, Portland, Maine, Georgia, and Florida have felt that magnetism of his. James "Casanova" Kennedy has made the commendable (depending, of course, on which of the three services you are in)decision to gain a life-time membership in the Royal Canadian Artillery. To this end, on completion of his training at Royal Roads, he plans to continue studying at R.M.C. when he will enter civil engineering, and finally attend Queen's University. Jn the meantime, in what spare time he has available, he maintains a steady correspondence with the outside world, particularly the feminine world.


No. 3854 SI C PETER ANTHONY KIRK Malvern Collegiate Institute Toronto, Ontario Nav)'

Take a better than average Toronto youth, dress him in navy blue, add a touch of M.e.!., " pipe and a bulging "Wellington" and you have a rough approximation of Pete.

Despite Pete's propensity for weird tobaccos, the gunroom has excused his smog. Pete has won many friends during his two-year stretch at Royal Roads. Pete's possession of a scientific brain and the aptitudes of a real salt have won for him a Leading Cadet's bar in the second term and a C-W/F/L sash in the third term. 'fhe Navy is Pete's first love, spirit anti keen interest in the service have already ear-marked him as a first class naval officer. C.E.L.

No. 3912 S I C GEORGE LAKE LOGAN Glebe Colle«iate Ottawa, Ontario Army

From Canada's Capital came George in an attempt to elude his growing list of female admirers, but he just couldn't escape. Fortunately he brought with him a keen senSe of humor, which contributed greatly to the spirit of the term, and in his junior year earned him the nick name "Sklark." George represented Cartier Flight on the Representative Swim Team. He is also an enthusiastic skier and boxer. His summer vacations are spent alternately between Camp Borden and Wasaga Beach with the RC.I.C. Xext year George will go on to R.M.C. to study civil engineering. E.].S.

No. 3840 S I C CHARLES EDWARD LOWTHIAN Malvern Colle«iRte Institute Weston Colle«iate Institute Toronto, then Weston Air Force

Ed had a rather tough first year because of injuries, but in the second year he came through with fiying colors. Not only did he make the representative football team; but he became one of the most enthusiastic and hard working members of Hudson Flight. H. was promoted to Leading Cadet the third term and organized his flight into a high scoring power house. Ed is an Air Force. cadet all the way, and one of the few more fortunate ones who became pilots. He hopes to get on jets SOOn and with his ability, personality and know-how he should have no trouble in this respect. Ed so far has only one complaint; despite his many speeches praising tht benefits of the Air Force, he has yet to persuade anyone to change to it.


No. 3915 SI C WALTER JAMES MOORE Vankleek Hill Colle«iate Vankleek HiU, Ontario Army

From Vankleek Hill, Ontario, comes "Irish" Moore. He is an infantry man of good standing, having completed many schemes on a beachhead called \Vasaga. He gives his best to Cartier Flight and whenever the going is rough, rest assured that this little man is right in there pitching. "Irish" was a Leading Cadet in the second term, an honor well deserved. A keel~ fencer, "Irish" can be seen crossing foils with other enthusiasts On days when studying and inter-flight sports let him go. Knowing that "from little acorns. great oaks do grow" we expect great things of Irish at RM.C. and in his future career. C.E.S.R

No. 3845 SIC DOUGLAS WILUAM ALEXANDER MUIR Hillfield School Hamilton, Ontario Army

In September, 1953, Doug left pr.osperous industrial centr.e in Ont6ria to find Royal Roads. Durmg his stay, he was an enthuSIastic competitior in all of his activi.ties at the colleg~. He was a member of the repre8entative Canadian fo?tball t~am m both years. His pugilistic ability carried him to the semi-finals In the welter":flght division. He also swam in the inter-college tournament: In tnterAight sports he was the strong link on the Hudson Flight hockey team.

On the academic side, Doug, one of the fe\~ artsmen i~ Our ter.m, always passes with a good average mark. HIS leaders~lp qualities earned him Leading Cadet's bars in the first term. He IS a member of the elite reserve group of the college. During the summer, he navigated an Expeditor . ac~oss the prairie spaces. Next summer, however, he will be a solid mfantryman at Camp Borden. Doug plans to take an arts degree from R .M.C. and go on to law school from there. J.V.

No. 3893 SI C JOHN ANmONY MULLARKEY Vaulhan Road Collegiate In.titute Toronto, Ontario Army

Toronto is now John's home town but he was born in {pardon the expression}, the United States, in Cincinnati. During the last summer John trained with the R.C.I.C. and pity the man who says anything against the infantry in front of John; for he will be met with long explanations about the benefits of a damp trench. A strong supporter of La Salle in all activities John was also our first term Cadet Librarian. John is often found in the dark-room printing pictures" hich date back to his recruit days. John plans to continue on to R.M.C. for a course in Engineering Physics and from there to the University of Toronto for his degree. After his commitment with the Army John hopes to attend M.I.T. for a post-graduate course and then to go into research. HW.C.

No. 3886 SI C DONALD BAYNE PERRIN Kitchener Waterloo Collegiate In8litute and Vocational School Kilchener, Ontario

Army "You should have seen Our team back in Kitchener I When they . . . " That is Perrin again, expounding the prowess of the athletes who live in that great city. A superb badminton player himself: he spend~ many of his. spare sports. periods looking for competitIOn On which he ~all p~actlce his contortlOnal type of playing. Bad~lnton champIOn dUring his tw~ years here, he readily earned the appointment of selllor representative to the staff for badminton. Besides being a mainstay on Fraser's basketball team he is also interested in. riAe shooting, but he has a hard time keeping that 135 pounds of his down on the butt of the riAe. His evenings on the we~k-ends a~e sp.ent a~vay from the college enjoying himself with delightful Victorian girls. He sometimes has had a hard time deciding which one he should be left with. I think he has finally made up his mind . . Aft~r graduating from R.M.C., Bayne hopes to attend Queen's University. He has not decided yet whether to remain in the army Or become the head of some big industrial firm. D.S.V.

No. 3676 S C CHARLES FREDERICK POIRIER S.C.M. Shediae, N.B. Shediae, N.B. Navy \Vhen Charlie ran out of new victims for his tricks in the Quiet town of Shcdiac, he decided to move to Royal Roads where he was sure to find a fresh field for his practice. He has been tremendously ,uccessful; even though he has stayed around for three years, he can still find many a cadet who will fall for his practical jokes. But Charlie did not restrict himself to his notoriously entertaining activities. A star of the football team, he has made the name of "Shediac" resound from the spectator's stands-female section also. He practices boxing, but I think it is only to keep himself in better shape for football and hockey. For some obscure reason the Navy attracted him, and he claim. there is no better service. If you want to meet the serious side of his nature. just tell him otherwise and you will be amazed at the number of arguments he can find to support his choice. Some are given seriously. too! It is thi; sidc of his character which has led him to follow ill the swashbucklinlif steps of Ron Mace and Teddy W路hite. All of us, who have been vIctims of his tremendous imagination and peculiar sense of humor, know that he will reach his goal.


No. 3979 SI C PAUL MAURICE SEGERS EekJo Cla..le Humanities and ColleJle St. Jan, Antwerp Sehellebelle, Belllium Navy Paul came to us from the Royal Military Academy in Brussels where he chose the Navy for a career after a year of infantry learning (ugh!) and thus became destined for Canada, Royal Roads, H.M.C.S. NEW GLASGOW and of course the term of '55. Truly gifted he never ceases to subdue and carry us all away when called upon to sing at gunroom and choir activities. I am sure that none of our term will ever forget the suddenly Quiet gun room and the still. thoughtful faces as Paul poured his heart out on "Santa Lucia" for us. Another highly developed talent was his ability on the soccer field. In inter-flight and representative games he always thrilled everybody and demonstrated just how the game could be played. A continuously tireless worker for "Fighting Fraser" he wore Leading Cadet's bars in the second term and did a top notch job. While visiting Paramount studios during last summer's Cali fornia cruise Paul became completely lost and had to be helped on his way by Grace Kelly. And then later in the same day he starred on a Los Angeles TV show, and because he was a "poor lonely sailor far from home," found himself presented with a date in the form of a belle from Tennessee. (When it came time to ship for ES(juimalt Paul had to be forcibly restrained from jumping ship). As for the future Paul has two more years of executive training afloat with the R.C.N . to do before returning to the Belgian Nav)' and watchkeeping in the Channel. E.C.B.

No. 3900 SI C BRYAN DAVID SMALLMAN.TEW Welton ColleJliate We8ton, Ontario Air Foree Anyone know where Weston is located? Ask Brick. The only other item of ignorance that infuriates Brick is the omission of the last number of his name. Otherwise, he is so good-natured that he doesn't even get involv~d in inter-service arguments. (He find3 the services like women-he likes them all). Brick is in the Air Force and is training to be a navigator. As a junior he was a member of La Salle, but, because there was a lack of good men in Hudson, he was transferred to Hudson in his senior year. Brick has twice been a member of the representative swimming team. Another of his sports is hockey. Here, as in swimming, he excels. His effort helped Hudson to win the soccer trophy this year. One of Bricks' secret sports is uing the telephone. He often burrows himself in a booth and spends hours con {incing some girl that he already has two dates for the next week-end. Bryan is planning to go on R.M.C. and contemplates a career in either the Air Force or Navy-or perhaps even the Army. E.H.

No. 3891 Si C DARWIN SHERRIFF VAN DUSEN St. Catharine. C.I. & V.S. St. Catharines, Ontario Army

"Van" takes an avid interest in skiing. On one of these ski trips. he fractured his wrist, and on another, his ankle. In spite of all this, he keeps on skiing. This determination can be seen in all activities in which Van takes part. At tennis especially he is very adept. On many sunny afternoons he can be seen battling it out with Kearley on the courts. He also enjoys badminton, soccer-and Marlene. (His first words on entering the gunroom on a Monday morning are almost invariably, "Did you see the girl I was out with this week-end ?") This five-foot-ten blond with blue eyes hails from the "Garden City of Canada," and readily jumps to defend that region should the occasion arise. His summer was spent at the R.C.E.M.E. School in Kingston, his nights usually in playing bridge in the officers' mess. On graduation from R.M.C., Van intends to enter M.LT.




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Towards the end of April. 1954. preparations for the big graduation affairs were too hectic for us to notice any unusual happenings. However. what with saluting all those strange "visitors." and tripping over the odd surveying string. we began to sense something different afoot. One man atop the dias lamp post was taking measurements; another fellow was at the bottom writing them down. over there. (to everyone's horror) was a young upstart unceremoniously pacing off our square Why? ..

"Earth-moving machines:" The actual construction of the new Cadet Block had begun! And so it continued. For three weeks the tractors. shovels and haulers continued to make their deafening racket. One experiment carried out by Professor Izard showed that we were Numerous subjected to ninety-five decibels. French. English or Mathematics classes were.unhappily-<ut short because of the nOise. Hoarse Cadet Wing Adjutants couldn't make themselves heard over the roar of the machines. A mixture of confusion. unrest and befuddlement prevailed. Sign language was to be learnt if the noise continued. On Monday. October I I. 1954. something strange descended. Silence' On parade. a tense adjutant waited for the usual roar. It never came. An army of surveyors and carpenters had moved in with transits. lumber and tools. Hammerings and sawings replaced the roar and clashing of machines. We could rest. The worst was over For the next few weeks. we watched the engineers and carpen ters work Basic forms were laid In a labyrinth pattern. Studs shot up like beanstalks. Soon walls of board blocked our view. The number of workers Increased. It was not long before mechanized wheelbarrows. cement trucks-and noise. appeared. Progress-bah!

It seems that at lasl a new Cadet Block was about to be constructed. Gone would be the old dormitory system that we loved; no more "turn-ins" or "stand-by-beds" to condition the recruits. Alas. our beloved system was a victim of progress. The gunroom atmosphere would now be something to discuss. but would never The quaint laboratories again be achieved. would also be only a memory Progressbah' From May to September thIs writer had the misfortune of being absent from the college. It is presumed that construction went ahead as scheduled during his absence.


In mid-September we. the Senior Term. stepped off the bus and paused to survey these familiar grounds. Last year. as I recall. when we stepped off-but that is another story. As we started to march smartly to the Cadet Block. an ear-splitting roar came from the side of the building. A huge. yellow monster. belching diesel smoke. lumbered past us. After picking ourselves up. dashing inside. doubling up the stairs (arms checked). speeding into the gunroom we demanded an explanation .

By the middle of November the first floor of the new Cadet Block had been finished Forms. joists and studs stuck out like arms on an octopus. Men moved. seemingly with intent. all over the structure. A queerly shaped vehicle with an "elevator" hooked on it drove up. A fleet of cement trucks rolled in. More noise: more con fusion.

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By Christmas, 1954, the second floor was finished The building was beginning to take shape. None of us had seen the plans of the project. We began to imagine all types of architecture: Gothic, Roman or "Victorian" When we finally saw a set of the detailed plans, we were horrified. It seemed like something the Statler or Sheraton hotel companies might build in a prominent city. There were to be rooms with one cadet per room, a cafeteria, two game rooms, a desk and closet for everyone. Yes even an elevator! It was to be surrounded by grass-not asphalt; and was to have modern heating and ventilation (not hot-air fans to remind one of a Harvard aircraft). The third story was assembled and raised. We could now look straight into the workmen's eyes from the second deck of the existing build-

ing-a most distracting thmg The cement now had to be lifted higher. The foundation forms were knocked out. Windows appeared. The finished product was emerging from its shell. Today, as we look out, we can see three finished floors and the fourth and final story well started. The paper plans are slowly becoming a reality. Unfortunately we shall not see the final construction. We, the Senior Term of 1954-1955, are probably the last of the "dormites." The old must give way to the new. However, the spirit friendship, and memories engineered in the old dormitories will always remain no matter how sacrosanct private rooms become. Memories always outlast materials.

He sneered, "Pardon me for a jiffy, For I'm going to turn and but iffy. I don't mean to spy, But please tell me why, Your shirt is devoid of its spiffy." I chuckled out my well-thought reply That I'd waited all week for to try. "Don't be silly" . . . I did glower. It got damp in the shower And spiffys can't be worn, unless dry . For awhile over this then he thought, And crushed me with his retort, "Showered spiffys as is known Are for Seniors alone, You are now on Senior Gun Room report."




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HATLEY PARK-An estate SIX hundred and fiftl} acres In extent. eIght miles distant from the city of VICtoria.

This cold. impersonal statement could be found, perhaps. in some gazetteer but to the cadets who attend Royal Roads this estate is certainly much more than a piece of land. Each path. each build,ng brings forth a flood of memories. Unfortunately most of us know very little about the estate on which we live Shall we tour Hatley Park. then. and learn of Its history ?

The owners of this estate must have adored flowers: for they selected no less than four places where cultivated plants were to be grown. The most beautiful of these is the Italian Garden. Even the Japanese Garden cannot surpass its splendour. The bushes of the Italian Garden are arranged In geometrical patterns. Smaller patterns in flowers are set in the centre of the shrubbery designs. It is but a short walk from the Italian Garden to the Rose Gardens. At blossom tIme the garden is enclosed by walls of brilliant red blossoms. From the Rose Gardens it is possible to see a fourth place where flowers show their beauty The Planetarium lies neglected now, but thirty years ago many gardeners tended the thousands of white orchids that filled Its beds. These four areas required the services and care of more than one hundred gardeners.


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Today, very lIttle of the estate remains as it was first constructed. The lawns behind the Castle have been divided into a parade square and two playing fields. A boathouse has been built at the edge of the lagoon. The model dairy farm has been converted into the Engineering School The stable has been converted to a general purpose building called the Mess Decks. A gymnasium has been constructed near the Mess Decks. The Cadet Block provides the necessary accommodation and class rooms for cadets. Even the "Castle" has been converted. It is now the administration building. The estate is located in one of the most picturesque areas of Vancouver Island. On a clear day, the snow-covered peaks of the Olympic Mountains are clearly visible across the Straits of Juan de Fuca The roads wind through a forest of splendid trees. A t the foot of the estate lies Esquimalt Lagoon

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The lagoon is fed by two streams. The eastern one enters the estate near the Sooke Gate, at the north, and, in Its course to the lagoon, plunges 30 feet over the face of a huge rock . Every cadet is acquainted with the portion of the stream below the falls : for he has stumbled along its course during his initiation. The second stream is much more peaceful and picturesque. In its shon course to the lagoon it drains a pond and three small lakes. The Upper Lake, as the first is called, enhances the beauty of the Japanese Garden, which surrounds its waters. Immediately below the Upper Lake we come to, naturally. the Middle and Lower Lakes. Although these two cannot compare in beauty with the Upper Lake. their clear. blue waters have a natural splendour of their own.

The Castle is the most prominent building in Hatley Park Its walls were constructed of stone cut from the quarries around Victoria Its tower rises majestically over the grey bulk of the walls. Above the main entrance a huge stained glass window softens the light that falls on the main fireplace inside. Rosewood panels line the halls on the three floors . The walls



of the rooms are also panelled with the same material . Everywher.e in the Castle. the design and quahty of the lfitenor IS of the highest calibre. It seems quite apparent that the onginal owner of this estate must have been enormously nch. He was. Perhaps we should learn a little of the life of the original owner. James Dunsmuir James Dunsmuir inherited his fortune from his father. the Honourable Robert Dunsmuir Robert came from Scotland in 1848 to open up new coal mines for the Hudson's Bay Company. He soon left the H.B.C. and explored on his own. In 1869 he discovered at Wellington what proved to be the highest grade of coal on the Coast Eventually. he bought control of the mines and invested his capital in several concerns. the most prominent being the Esqui malt and Nanaimo Railway and the Albion Iron Works. His influence extended to politics. ar.d in 1888 he was elected President of the Council of British Columbia. James Dunsmuir was born in Fort Vancouver. Washington. on July 18. 1851. He was educated for the most part in Virginia. There he met and married Laura Swales. When he returned to Victoria. he was apparently in the managemen t of his father's man y businesses. When Robert died in 1889. James inherited his father's businesses. His vast business interests. not unnaturally. led him into politics. In 1900 he was elected Premier of British Columbia. Later. from 1906 to 1909. he was Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia. During this latter period. James bought and developed Hatley Park. In 1910 he sold all his business concerns for the sum of eleven million dollars and retired to Hatley Park to enjoy the remainder of his life. With his vast

49 fortune he had everythIng In the estate made to suit his taste and desire James Dunsmuir. Sir James Dunsmuir. remained here until his death in 1930.

His wife and daughter occupied the Castle until they died in 1937. Three years later the CanadIan Government bought Hatley Park and converted it to a Naval Training Establishment. In 1942 the Establishment became the Royal Naval College. At this time it wa, renamed H.M.C.S. "ROYAL ROADS." In 1947 the Royal Naval College became the RCNRCAF Joint Services College. One year later It became the Canadian Services College. Royal Roads. This is its status today. In the summer tIme. however. it is used to train Naval Cadets only. Bibliography I. "James Dunsmuir." British Columbia. IV. 52. 2. "Robert Dunsmuir." British Columbia, III. 666.





28-Church Parade In Victoria to Metropolitan United Church and St. Andrew's Cathedral. Lieut. Gov. Wallace rook the Salute at the Parliament Buildings.

9-Cadet Officers reported. IO-New Entries reported. 17-Senior Term reported after Summer Leave


8-Dr. Solant. O.B E.. M.A.. M.D .â&#x20AC;˘ D.Sc .. LL.D .. M.R.C.P .. F.R.S.C.. Chairman of the National Defence Research Board. gave a talk to the Cadet Wing.


3-Boxing Finals. 5-Commodore Budge. D S.c.. C.D .. R.C.N .. inspected the Cadet Wing. 9-Christmas menced.



16-Christmas Dinner and Carol Service

20-0bstacle Course! ZZ-Brigadier P. DeWaal. C.B. C.B.E .. Senior Army. Navy and Air Force Adviser to the South African High Commissioner in Ottawa. visited the College and Inspected the Cadet Wing.

17-Christmas Ball. 18-Christmas Leave commenced Jan.

5-Christmas Leave expired. 7-Red Cross Blood Donations. 20-Prof. Soward. B.A .. B.Litt .. F.R.C.S.. addressed the Cadet Wing.

28-Inter-Flight Cross-Country Race. 30-Inter-Flight Regatta. Feb

30-Mid-Term Dance.


3-Inter-Fligbt Swim Meet. 4-UB.C. Basketball Royal Roads.

5-Stand-Down Weekend. 7-Royal Roads vs. U B.C. Football Game in Vancouver. 8-Royal Roads Cadets visit HMCS

24-Stand-Down Weekend.


II -Remembrance Day Service. II-Royal Roads vs. Ven ture Football Game at Naden Field

27-Invitation Cross-Country Run for the Nelson Trophy.

17-Prof. H. F. Angus. Dean of Faculty of Graduate Studies. U.B.C.. Addressed the Cadet Wing on Western Europe. 21-Vice Admiral Mainguy. Chief of Naval Staff. inspected and addressed the Cadet Wing.


16-Capt. W. G. Parry. R.N .. Senior Naval Liaison Officer (U.K.). Inspected the Cadet Wing.


25-26-C.S.C. Tournament.


15-Rear Admiral Hibbard the Cadet Wing.



5-Inter-Fligbt Track and Field Meet. 8

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9-22-Final Examinations. 29-Graduation Ceremony and Ball. 30-College closed.





GRADUATION DAY, 1954 AKING for the last time to the strains of W the boatswain's pipe at 0700, the graduating class of the term of had reached the '54

end of two very happy and successful years for all concerned. This day had been firmly fixed in our minds for months past and here, at last, the 30th of April had arrived The morning was taken up by the normal preparation and bustle for parade, but the longawaited moment finally arrived. Forming up under the command of C-W C P. D. Manson. rhe Cadet Wing marched onto the sunlit Square behind the band of HMCS NADEN and took up the familiar position facing the saluting base. Here, formed up In line, framed against a backdrop of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains, the Cadet Wing waited for the Right Honorable Brooke Claxton, the Minister of National Defence, and the Inspecting Party. The parade and inspection over, the Wing formed up into hollow square, in which position the Minister made the presentation of awards: the H. E. Sellar's Officcr-of-the-Watch Telescope to C- W C P. D. Manson and the Governor-General's Silver Medal to C-F L D. H. Hook for excellence in academics in the Senior Year, and many other awards and prizes. Then Mr. Claxton spoke for a brief moment to the Cadets, remarking on the excellence of the parade, and thanking the Government for the beautiful weather!

The Senior Term then marched past in slow time to give a final salute to the Inspecting I Officer, followed by the traditi.onal march I through the ranks of the new Senior Term to the strains of "Auld Lang Syne." During the brief interval that followed, the NADEN band j: put on a display of their talents. Then, the i spectators having moved down to the seats a.bove the football field, the Cadets returned to give a demonstration of physical training and bOX-,I. horse work. After forming the big interlocking 'RR' (where did that big 'T' come from?), the Cadets returned to the Cadet Block to change I for tea. One of the closing events of a memorable day was a buffet supper, given by Colonel and Mrs I Kingham for the Graduating Class at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club; a kindness greatly appreCIated by the Cadets and their young ladies, who then proceeded to the Final Ball. Here the Quarterdeck was gaily decorated in an Indian motif; and to the lively tunes of the NADEN band, the Cadets danced such inspiring numbers as the "Wigwam Waddle" ~ The revelry carried on into the wee hours, and it was a tired but happy term that faced the next morning. Graduation Day was over. Now the Cadets would break up and go to their various places of summer training. After that some would go to England to train with the R.N., others to the R.C.N., others to civilian universities, and finally, some to our sister College, R.M.C 11 Good luck to all, and may the past two years never be forgotten .

Prize Winners and Winners of Academic Awards GRADUATION-1954 Governor-General's Silver Medal ,\warded to the Senior term cadet who, having all subjects. ohtalTH.'d the highest standing in his acadcluic year. Cadet Flight Leader O. H Hook Governor-Genera!'s Bronze Medal Awarded to the Junior term cadet who, havmg passed all subjcct~. ohtain:-. the highc:-.t qanding in hi~ academic year. Cadet O. Lamarre Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec's Bronze Medal (French) Awarded to Senior team English-speaking cadu who has made 1ll0~t progT(; ...... in French. Cadet ~l C. Johnson Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec's Bronze Medal (English) Awarded to St:llior term Fr~nch-:-,pt.'a killg fadet \\ho has made mo ... t progress III Engli . . h No -\"'ard H. E. Sellers Officer of the Watch Telescope Awarded by ~[r. H. E. Seliers to the cadet holdinll the position of Cadet \\'ing Commander for the final academic term. Cadet Vying COll1mallder p. D. Manson The Commandant's Cup Awarded to the Senior term cadet \\-ho proves


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Cadet Squadroll Leader X. S. Freeman The Director of Studies' Cup .\wardt.:d to the Junior term cadet who prove:, himself most outstanding in athletic ability and . . portsmall'ihip. Cadet R. S. Binnie The Wisener Cup \wardcd to the flight which maintain, the hlghtst ,talldard of drill. \\011 hy Cartier Flight The Inter-Flight Grand Aggregate Shield :\ \\"ardcd to the Hight amassing the highest number of point:-. in Inter-Flight Sports competition. \\'011 by Champlain Flight First Class Diplomas Cadet Flight Leader D. H. Hoo~ Leading C.det C. T. Gunning Subject Prizes: Awarded to Senior and Junior Cadets who achieve first place in each academic course Seniors: Cadet Flight Leader D. H. Hook (4), Cadet C. T. Gunning (3). Cadet R. 1. :-IcKinnon (2), Cadet R. C. De Jong. Juniors: Cadet D. II. Oke (21. Cadet D. Lamarre (2). Cadet E. B. La\\', Cadet C. P. Lawes, Cadet J. D. Cheeke. Cadet E. J . Kearley.








LOG-1955 16 DECEMBER. 1954

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The examinations were over. and In the chaos that followed their ravaging effects had been more or less forgotten. The entire wing had been working together with the decorations committee and the cadet-officers. to produce in the cadet block a festive atmosphere for the Christmas Ball. At five o'c1ock we all left our work for an organized re-dress which would cram a few more x's of Christmas spirit into our hearts. We cleaned into our "number fours" and assembled on the quarterdeck for the annual Christmas mess dinner. Upon entering the mess. we found the candles and party hats a pleasant break from the nerve-racking studies of the past week Most important of all. everyone was happy. The highlights of the affair were a relay race of bottles down the three tables to the head table. and an after-dinner speech by Junior Cadet Reimann. Only too soon our fun was interrupted. We were given ten minutes to change into our "recrig" and get to the Castle for the Carol Service. The Carol Service. organized and directed by Chaplain C. H. Maclean. was held in the Great Hall. The cadets were sitting and standing in every good vantage spot around the stairways and the upper hall. looking down on the staff

57 and vIsItors seated in the main hall. The proximity of the seasonable decorations. combined with the crackling fire on the hearth. provided an atmosphere that was congenial and inspiring. We had come to sing. And sing we did. reading from colourful booklets and led by the cadet choir. This choir. or glee-club. under choirmasters Cdr. F. F. Fairfull and Assoc. Prof. H. M. Dutton. provided wholesale harmony. Accompanied by Junior Cadet Kempffer on the organ they were appreciated by everyone. Soloists Leading Cadet Segers and Junior Cadet Williamson added to the entertainment. During the service. too. were heard titillating numbers by the Bell RIngers. Led by Mr. Izard. this group of seven cadets displayed their talent and precision. keeping everybody fascinated by their musical "flippings." Half way through the evening. Chaplain Maclean read the Christmas story and led us in prayer. Later on Captain Charles extended his Christmas greetings. After it was allover. coffee was served in the Wardroom and the cadets returned to their dorms to get some of the commodity that they would be doing without during the next two da ys-sleep. Visions of girls. trains and aeroplanes danced in their heads.




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THE CHRISTMAS BALL By SIC W. CAUSIER HE morning of the seventeentb of December 1954. tbe cadet body arose to scurry to finisb tbe decorations for tbe dance of tbe season. tbe Cbristmas Ball. Witb Cbristmas Carols buzzing in the it heads and the mess dInner of tbe night before grumbling in their stomachs. the Cadets made record time in completing the decorations. The promise of leave as soon as the decorating was finished may have had something to do with this. but tben. Royal Roads Cadets always work bard. After a brief evacuation. tbe College was again besieged by the Cadets. but this time they were escorting beautiful girls from Victoria. As the happy couples descended Neptune Stairs to tbe Quarter-deck. Captain and Mrs. Charles. Cadet Wing Commander Lawes and Miss Dianne Wilson greeted them. Pine bows. giant Christmas cards and helium-filled balloons combined with the gay dance music of Bert Zala's Orchestra to put us tn a festive mood. Later there was a luncb served by the Galley Staff who sbowed us. by means of tbe magnificent display of food. wby we bad been living on stew for tbe past few weeks.



After luncb was over tbe dancing resumed witb displays of the "Spencer Hop" and the "Bunny Hop" (no similarity whatever between tbe tw'o) But. all good tbings must come to an end. So after tbe jam of cars cleared. with no dented fenders (we hope). all the little ladies were hurried off to Victoria again. Most of the Cadets managed to return in time to see the first group depart on Christmas leave.

A VISIT FROM ST. SKYLARK By J C J R. CORNElL 'Twas tbe nigbt before stand-down. and all througb tbe dorm. Not a creature was stirring. except one forlorn Flight leader. who. pacing alone in tbe dark. Had visions of circles; and glad was bis beart As be tbougbt of a flight full of awkward recruits He would cbarge in the morning for poorly shone boots. Wben out on tbe square tbere arose a mild clatter. So he looked out the window to cbeck on tbe matter. No movement he saw-but. ob. wbat a mess. Por there on tbe dais. in slack party dress.

Stood Neptune. and there on the collar arrayed. were three bars of brass from a flight leader stra yed. As he drew in bis head and was turning around. A noise made bim quick to the quarterdeck bound. And what to his wondering eyes should appear. But a whaler. with sail and all other gear' So busy was he thinking "Wait until morning'" He did not hear a sound which would have been a warning. A scrape and a clatter. and into the night. His bed and bis blankets were gone from all sight' But. sad to relate. this affair was rewarded. By tbirty term circles. to Juniors awarded. Apologies to Clement Clarke Moore.




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SENIOR GUNROOM NOTES By S C E. J. KEARLEY HEN I first heard the word "gunroom,"' I associated it with a room where guns were kept. However. since I came to Royal Roads the word has assumed a different meaning for me My first experience of such a place was on that exciting first day as a recruit at the College when eighty-seven of us were herded into a narrow. cheerless room and assured that it was to be our "home" for the next year. The story of the gunroom is essentially the story of our term at the College. Its intellectual progress is measured by the intellectual improve ments in the gunroom atmosphere. We have come a long way from the bridge games . wrestling matches and kye fights of last year to the more refined kye fights. wrestling matches and bridge games of this year. Imagine (if such a thing exists) a normal cadet. aged about nineteen years. or imagine fifty-five of them . Imagine them living a vigorous. Spartan life all week and only unbending for a few moments a day wlthm the confines of a small room. Let us not forget that they once lived normal lives and have all the energies of such pent up within them. Now enter the gunroom and have a look around . The first thing we notice is the bald eagle over the door. fierce and proud. a symbol of our cadet ideals. We see also the notice board always gaily decorated with cartoons of various cadet activities or members of the College Stalf . Also there are orders and notices on various subjects with suitable humorous comments written on them by cadets. There is as well a large framed cartoon of naval activities hanging on the wall. sent to us by an old friend. the O.c.C.W. of our Junior year. We have seen fit to make this even more appropriate to our gunroom by assigning various personalities of the College Staff to the characters of this cartoon. Then too there is the pipe C'P.A. system" to an outsider). lest we should forget the old mechanism from which our Big Brother. the Hall Porter. watches over us and regulates our daily activities. We are very fortunate to have in the Senior Gunroom a pipe of such overwhelming volume. that having heard it so clearly. we find it much "easier to rouse ourselves and obey it instantly." And. on the roster of gunroom furnishings : the broken propellor clock. the overworked piano. the radio (dying of slow competitive strangulation). the sofas (almost mcmerated once by a lighted cigarette dropped between their cushions). the magazine rack with its overworked deck of cards. and the oak tables. grim and scarred reminders of many a gunroom battle for tea and jam. Now put together these people and this place


and see what we get. Let 's visit the Senior Gun room on a normal weekday. The best time would be about 12.3 0 (any earlier would find the Seniors still recuperating from their battle with sleep the night before) . We are struck by the noise which greets us on entering ; a combination of four things : the radio. the piano. the pipe and the Seniors. We also notice. unless there is a food or mail rush on. that the Seniors are. gathered in little groups. boasting. reading. playing. listening and so on . In one group we hear Renaud busily arranging the dates and parties for the coming week end. Another group stands in awe watching Ryley perform miracles with his feet to that gunroom hit tune " Shake. Rattle and Roll. " At one end of the table the perpetual bridge game goes on with Charlie at the centre of things. arguing the relative merits of Shediac and Dorchester with McMaster. Van Dusen and Perrin are probably jointly murdering the piano. trying to drown the radio which Campbell patiently adjusts as he sits discussing philosophy with someone. Then we have Cheeke and Law scrapping. Froebel and Kearley congratulating each other on riding Steuart. Smallman-Tew luridly describing his recent date. Boyle singing (he wants to take over Grandpaw Jones' radio spot) . and other varied activities - all this within the bounds of one room. Now one cannot possibly appreciate the position of the gunroom in our lives unless he has some idea of our sacred gunroom institutions. most important of which is the gunroom meeting. These meetings happen as frequently as necessary and sometimes oftener. We discuss and vote on such Utopian questions as "Every weekend a stand -down ." and other more practical issues such as how to spend all the can teen fund so as not to leave any with which to buy candlesticks . At the gun room meeting the spirit of democracy prevails. A majority is required to shout down a suggestion or cheer it to success. Then there is Padre's Half Hour. another gunroom institution . The keen interest of our term in religion is shown by their capacity attendance at these weekly functions and the penetrating questions. which arise from their discussions with the Padre. Since the second term started in January the biggest sensation was caused by Fox breaking our record of " Shake Rattle and Roll." over Culley 's head . On the social side. dances at Victoria College and Normal School have been the big topics of interest. while. of course, an air of eager anticipation and furious planning filled the gunroom atmosphere for a fortnight before stand-down weekend. Now the exams are drawing near we expect gunroom activities to slow up quite a bit, until


60 lhat glorious day when we write our last exam. If lhere is a gunroom at all after that date I sball be very much surprised. No matter what it may seem like to an outsider. to us tbe gun room is borne. Here we must


live in harmony with the rest of our term and find. at its best. that relaxation and comradeship which is such a necessary part of service life. We will all carry happy memories of the gunroom with us for many years.

IN THIRTY YEARS WE'LL SEEBLACKER-l i c of the Complaint Department at Royal Roads. BLAKELY-Still dedicaled to simplifying Army "Red Tape" BOYLE-Singing Bcd Time Lullabies on "Kiddies Half Hour." BRADY-The most senior naval cadet in the RCN. BROUGHTON-Author In collaboration with Don Lewis of "Contract Bridge in Five Easy Lessons"-written for tbe benefit of Denis Boyle. CAhIPBELL-Building Braille instruments for blind flying. CAUSIER-R.O.T.P, Attacbe, University of Saska tchewan. CHEEKE-Explaimng tbe "Theory of Evolution to the people on tbe moon (being the first man there. and in his own rocket ship). CooK-A "punchy" boxing instructor at the school for young "bird-gunners." COULTER-Owner of the on I y store in Canada that sells mouldy-green cap badges. CROOK-President and treasurer (fin collector) of SAA (Smokers Anonymous Association). CULLEY-Communications Officer, Oak Bay Underground. DE WILDE-Telling his band of natives in the Belgian Congo of his happy years at Royal Roads. DRUMMOND--Cackling gleefully as he sinks his bathtub fleet. Fox-Setting out cod fish nets in the middle of Saskatchewan. FROEBEL-Still trying to figure out the mistake in his calculations of the number of straws it takes to break a camel's back. GAGosz-"Hot Rocket Eddie" selling fireworks at the Red Deer Fair. GILLILAND--Bandieader for the Kitsilano Boy's Band, GOLPHIN-Devoting his life to the estab lish ment of Brownsburg as a town. GRIMSTER-Admiral Grimster, Officer Commanding the WRENS. HALE-Ringing bells to call his mates to "supsup" aboard "HMCS Lost Chord." HEALEY-Engineering Officer, "HMCS East General." HICKS-Incorporating the Dewey Decimal System into his ever-expanding library of Esquire Calendars. JACOBS-Still writing eight letters a week. JEFFERIEs-Trying to convince a prospective navigator that POLARIS is in the southern bemisphere.

JUTRAs-Celebrating his twenty-eighth wedding anniversary. KATo--Saying "Watch the dirty birdie," as he flicks the shutter of his camera at a burlesque show. KEARLEY-With a wife, ten children and a small kingdom of his own back in old "Newfie." KENNEDy-Still gathering football gear outstanding from the '54 season. KIRK-Flag Officer of Lake Simcoe. KRISTJANSON-Writing a thesis entitled "Toujours I' Amour." LAMARRE-Collecting quarters for the ExCadet Fund. LAW-Still thinking about a girl in England. LAWEs-Working on a statue of his demi-God -Dave Cheeke. LEwIs-Teaching "Charleston" as a basic foot drill for the Infantr y Corps. LOGAN-General Manager of the Beacon Hill parking lot. LOWTHIAN-Owner of Canada's "Buudoch Brand" Pipe Tobacco Company." MCPHERSON-Endeavouring to institute the corn popper as genera l issue for every soldier. MAHOOD--Advertising Manager for Edmonton Oil Companies, MUIR-Director of Studies at St. Anne's School. MULLARKEY-Still a genius. OKE-Wearing Mahatma Ghandi's sheet. PFRRIN-Suppl ying the musical background for Boyle's program. POIRIER-Running his aircraft carrier into a fog bank to fool his pilots RENAUD--COnstructing a parking lot on the College grounds for retired cadet officers. RO:-"IYN-Teaching "morality" at whistle stops along the Great Northern Railway. RYLEY-Leading the Confederate Army on a march against Washington. SCHAUBEL - Canada's answer to France's Napoleon. SEGERS-Transferring to the RCAF for "personnel" reasons. S:"IALLMAN- TEW-Installing easy chai rs and TV sets in Expediters for the use of second Navigators. STEUART-Coach. general manager, and water boy for the Royal Roads football team. V ALIHORA-Doing barrel rolls in a Harvard enroute to Mars. VAN DUSEN-Still thinking? ? ? ? ? I VOLK-The nation's No I TV comedian.



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It happened in early September. 1953. During a French period at the MIlitary School in Brussels the Commandant of the establishment came in unexpectedly. Everybody knew that something special had to be announced He told us briefly that a few Belgian Cadets had been given the opportunity to take an intense naval training in Canada. It would be a four years' course. starting out at the Canadian West Coast Anybody interested could apply, and about fifteen out of a hundred volunteered. The selection started right away and after different tests and in terviews three of us were selected. We left the Military School. enjoyed a few days leave, said goodbye to family and friends and boarded a Royal Sabena DC6 on September the 14th. Our final destination: Victoria, B.C. With our very smalI knowledge of English. it seemed adventurous, but we were assured that our first year we had had in the Military School would help us along. Via Shannon and Gander we reached New York. where we left out DC6 for a TCA Northstar. Our trip across Canada was as successful as our flight across the Atlantic and so we arrived safely at Pat Bay Airport. Victoria. In town we met the first Royal Roads cadet. Ted White. From both sides we tried hard to understand each other and Ted did his best to give us a few tips about life at Royal Roads. Finally we arrived at the College where we were received by a French-speaking officer, Captain Tremblay. We were quite surprised to hear Canadian French; it was quite different to what we had heard in Europe, but good wilI on both sides helped us to understand him very rapidly. The interior of the Castle impressed us very much and everything seemed to be fine until we arrived at the Cadet Block after coming up Neptune Steps. (We did not know then that this was a privilege of cadet officers.) As soon as we entered the Cadet Block things started to look differen t. A few people wore uniforms. and the remainder wore civilian clothes and had a stoic grin on their faces. They marched down the lower halIs arms swinging at shoulder height. Our brains were gelds of question marks. . .. Coming up the stairs we met D. J. Brown and fortunately we had some military experience, otherwise we would have been scared. . .. Anyway we managed to get in the Junior Gunroom where we met our future term mates. I remember D. Boyle as the first I tried to talk to. It was rather hopeless and I am sure he agrees with that. We soon found the system in Royal Roads to be different from



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the one we were used to; but anyway we tried to do what was asked of us, though we had rather a rough time the first week. During the second week we met a few French Canadians and they were really a great help to us (even to go on charge with). Renaud with his experience in college life appeared to be quite a character. In classes we did not have too many troubles because of the kindness of the professors and a special English course which we had together with the French Canadians. By the time our first leave was granted. we managed well enough in English to interest the young ladies we met in town. As our first year in Royal Roads went on, we got to know our termmates better and better, and though we had some different opinions about skylarks and circles, we built a solid bond of friendship which we hope will go on after Graduation. In sports we did all right, soccer being the one we enjoyed most of all. In classes we had the same troubles as our friends to keep awake. A Monday morning test was the same surprise to us. Finally Graduation 1954 brought us the same happiness of all junior cadets. With the naval cadets we spent a fine summer, training both in H.M.C. Dockyard, H.M.C. Royal Roads, as well as aboard HMCS NEW GLASGOW. The highlight was our cruise down to California, which we will never forget. As members of the famous "55" Senior Term we took part in its responsibilities. Wearing bars in one or other term we tried to impress on the Juniors the existing training principles of the College. We had some realIy fine moments where we felt a "unit of 55." (Such as when the Senior Term defeated the Junior Term in sports.) Our only wish was to cooperate in realizing Professor Cook's splendid idea: "55-4-'55." Besides the academic and the military training we underwent in Royal Roads, we learned to know more about Canadians and more about Canada, making trips back East during our Christmas holidays. On the other hand our friends learned something about our country and our people. If we meet each other again - I am quite sure some of us will meet againlet it be in peace-time: but if not, let us show we know and understand each other in the fight against a common enemy. We shall be proud for ever to be graduates of a Canadian Military College and our sincere thanks go to the Staff of Royal Roads and our fellow cadets for the training we received and our wonderful stay at the College.





JUNIOR GUNROOM N OTES By J C R. L. WALKINGTON HO among the members of the Junior W Term has never felt the need of suddenly cutting loose and screaming his opinion of life in general. and of Royal Roads in particular, to anyone who will listen' Does the Cadet exist who has never sunk blissfully into a three-inchhigh sofa with a cup of "k ye" in one hand, a cigarette in the other. and a bun clamped between his teeth, after havtng completed his daily quota of circles? Where is the defaulter who is not grateful for the whisks which are kept in the corner by the radio' Show me not this man; for him the Junior Gunroom has no place Yes, the Gunroom is an Indispensible part of life at Royal Roads. In it can be found recreation to suit any taste. For the music lover there is a wide selection of records ranging from George Formby through "Eighteen Top Hits" to modern Jazz. Those who delight in conspiracy and intrigue can always find a few

hundred souls, to plan nocturnal operations of any description. The success of these adventures has been shown by the appearance of dinghies in the Quarter-master's lobby, small automobiles on the dais, corpses of Flight-Leaders and Slack Party members strewn about the Cadet Block, mysterious signs, bearing the inscriptions "H M.C.S. VENTURE-C.P.O.'s Mess." "Department of Electrical Engineering." "All my love-always, Judy," etc.-and pushups on the quarter-deck. An extensive array of equipment is provided for the athletes of the term, including buns to throw, less energetic cadets to hide behind, and benches, sofas and just-polished boots to jump on. The Junior Term will carry too memories of those weekly "birthday" parties-hilarious episodes attended by much singing and shouting followed by a mad scramble to head off the unfortunate victim in his dash to safety in the ditty lockers. As the old song says, "Camp Borden was never like this'"

IN THE BARBER CHAIR By HAIR B "How the time fiies," remarked Cadet Viscosity, as he made himself comfortable in the chair. "This IS the kInd of chair we should have in the classrooms to rest our tired bones In Give me a brushcut. please I've finally got used to short hair." JUSt then Cadet P. H Meter entered, 6 minutes ahead of his allotted time. Immediately, he suggested running the clIppers down the middle of Viscosity's head. P. H. passed the time by looking into the mirror. "What's your beef. P.H.? You are suspiciousl y quiet ton ight." Viscosity's voice broke into the steady hum of the clippers. "Oh," he replied. "I am just hoping that the 55-4-55 slogan will soon become a reality. When you are a borderline rose, as I am. it means a lot to know you've made it." Viscosity agreed. Then he saId, "Let's have one more good skylark soon; this place needs something like that. We'll get together with Charlie Kinetic. By the way, do you know "Next please . . . "

of any Cadet who IS caught up in his essays and lab. reports?" "There isn't such a Cadet." replied P. H. By this time Viscosity had his brushcut and was looking it over in the mirror. "Should get me through Sunday Wtng Parade," he said; then he put on his tunic and was gone. We were fortunate that the conversation dIdn't turn to those questions; which of the three services is superior?; or, which of the provinces or cities are the best in Canada? We could hear the next customer come up the steps, to enjoy his full 8 minutes of relaxation in the barberchair. His thoughts seldom wander far from the College; perhaps briefly, they wander to his home or to his ladyfriend. The main topic discussed in the chair concerns the pros and cons of this institution. How can one fulfill all the demands placed on him and still be a successful graduate. "55-4-55." It has happened several times before. Why not now'


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By C-W C C. P. LAWES Tonight IS one of those unaccountably wonderful evenings when the members of Cartier gather for a flight party . Actuall y, the hockey team won a game a week ago but the Leading Cadets have kept calling off the gathering on "eco nomic grounds" (one is R .O.T.P. and the other is reserve , that should explain it). Carefully open the door, peek in : yes, it is safe, Lewis isn 't here yet with his bag of panty tricks. But the rest of the flight is here. Schaubel 's face is turning red: it seems his white socks have been uncovered . Kirk is putting up an excellent fight in the corner, but I think that Day and Byer will succeed in pouring the contents of a coke bottle down his neck . Nearby Blacker, Allatt, Mulgrew and Viner are seriously discussing the pros and cons of the next big swim meet on Saturday . These four along with Day and Renaud make up the flight's ever-improving aquatic team . Ah ~ Speaking of Renaud , that must be "Frau" now . As part of the evening's entertainment he has promised to sing us another of his French ballads. Usually Frau has to leave early; he is working on his third volume of the Victoria telephone directory, and memorizing the number of every feminine name he comes across.

A cloud of smoke is now beginning to hover over the scene, and as we push our way through It we find the old sa lts, Wood , Reimann and Crowe, spinning salty dips to one another. Among the men who helped our flight to climb to fifth place in the inter -flight basketball were Booth, Dallison, Kinloch, Kravinchuk and Stinson. This quintet have their feet on the ground once again, and are anxiously awaiting a bigger and better hoop season in '5 6 . In the corner, Logan, Moore and Lawes are discussing the merits of se nding a senior down to colours in the morning. On the other side of the room H enry is showing Cartier's basketball-team rep resentative , Johannes, and our flight 's first string hockey centre, Haenni, the goaling style which won him the acclaim of his teammates and the title of "Shut Out Henri ." But now the smoke ha s thickened and the cokes and chocolate bars have gone. So let us clean up Room N o. I while our beloved Flight Leader gushes forth o n his final theory of the even ing, and let us be off to bed . P.S. To those ex-cadets who remember Cartier as th e flight to beat in sports, " Bons memoirs.


By S C J. KENNEDY " Flight Leader pays ." What welcome news ~ Another joyful meeting of the clan , a flight party. As we have no rich reserve types in the flight , our new Flight Leader, Cheeke, kindly consented to make his generosity known. Because of the rarity. everybody was there . If there is one thing above all else this flight ha s it is spirit, and with a capital "S." The Reference Library was soon reverberating to the lusty strains of the "Fraser Flight Song," written for us by Wyers. Drummond 's offer to do us another imitation of Jimmy Durante was met with a hearty roar of disapproval and even Jeffries dared not offer his latest joke from the Readers' DIgest. Kato and Dunnison were again arguing as to the relative merits of th ~ girls of Victoria and Nanaimo. And by th,; eager expressions on De Caux's and Hendrickson's faces, they certainly weren't missing anything . Bryski even forgot about his cast for a while and let his thoughts wander far afield,

Brady, of course, was for spending the entire evening arguing about the Ordnance Branch with Hale . Savoy gained some very rapt listeners in the persons of Safar, McGaw, Annad , and Fraser while he expostulated on the advantages of civilian life. The din increased and it was only with difficulty that Mara , Edge and Salmon were able to relive out recent hockey victories. A very evident conspiracy was taking place in the far corner, the furtive looks on the faces of Corneil and Williamson could mean but one thing- skylark . And Kennedy and Van Dusen were telling them some of the tricks they used on their seniors. The party concluded with one last song from Segers, and Perrin promised to keep his ukelele quiet this time. Hicks left edrly, saying that he had to go back to the dark room. Quickly things were squared away, and as we left we determined to win our next game, so that we could again enjoy the warm comradeship of being together as a flight.





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The purpose of flight-notes IS to record for postertty the achievements made by the vanous flights in inter-Right activities throu~hout the year For Champlain FlIght thIs IS hardly necessary. Whereas lesser Rights may soon be forgotten, nobody associated wit.h the. College will ever forget the ChamplaIn Fltght of 1954-55. Our achievements actually do border on the spectacular. Certainly, we have skated through tnter-flight sports in a way whIch has never had a preceden t. To begin wIth we ended up in second place in soccer. Such cadets as Gagosz, McPherson Wallace and Cooke were responsible for our wins. Next came the regatta. Old salts, like Boyle and Gilliland, "pulled" us to the top of the standings here, too Marksmen like Hutson and Jackson helped to gIve us an excellent Right average in the inter Right nRe shooting. For the second year in a row we were the holders of the shooting trophy Our next Right victory came in boxing, tn which we had exceptional strength and talent Boxers like Draper, Mahood, Gilliland and Oke put us where we expected to come-in first place After Christ mas we continued piltng up victories in hockey, basketball and swimming Hockey players like Draper. Gagosz and Law gave us a final stand-

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WIth seventeen Juntors and nine Sentors, MackenZIe set out thIS year to become the best Right, In the best squadron, In the Wing Some people may question the preceding statement, but you can be assured that it won't be Mackenzie Flight members who do the questioning. Inter-flight activities started WIth soccer, in which we copped a not-too impressive fourth place We also placed fourth in the crosscountry run but moved up to a thIrd in boxing The rifle shooting competition gave us a third place, and after the swim-meet we had a tie for fourth place despite the underwater efforts of "Submarine" Brown We copped a big first tn basketball which put us In second place in the Inter-flight competition. In hockey the old :--1ackrnzle dnve really showed and the cry went through the wing, "Beat the Mackenzie Machine." Naturally no one did, and we copped a decisive, undefeated first place in a sport in which Mackenzie hardly

Ing of third place in hockey On the basketball court Chell, Golphin and Macdonald starred to give us a second in basketball. I n the swimmect Champlain again excelled - and won. Much of our success here is to be attributed to strong swimmers like Flynn, Kristjanson and Boyle These numerous victories in spOrt have led to many partIes for our flight throughout the year At these get-togethers one discovers what a wonderful personality our flight has. FitzClarke, in the corner, argues with Pennington over who has had the most days on slack party Milo and McMurtry are shown a game of "blowing" by McPherson Belovitch enquires about studies, Gower questions McLeod about his service ribbon (which is tl.e only one in the College worn by a cadet) ; Mitchell and Werner, quiet types, sit back and enjoy heartily the antics and jokes of the rest. This same group functions Just as smoothly on the parade square as in sports or at a flight party. Champlain Flight. as part of Two Squadron, is noted as one of the better flights in drill and is making a strong bid for the coveted WIsener Cup. Is anything wanttng in a flight with so much sportsmanship, drive, keenness, ability and will to win I Hardly. May Champlain Flight be victorious forever I

concedes that oppOSItion eXIsts. MackenZIe IS tted for first place in the WIsener Cup race as this article is betng written and is also leading in volleyball. Although we may not finish first in sports, no one will deny that Mackenzie has had a good year. From the first day wc went on parade as a Right, our Flight Spirit started to build. With the help of some lively flight parties we soon got to know each other better. With Nuttall in our ranks, we were never without laughs.

10 Mackenzie's new Sentors will fall the Job of keeping up the reputation of the flight. and If this year's spIrit and drive are any Indication, there's no cause for worry. To MackenZIe's graduates go the best wishes of those remaining behind, and we hope that they have the best of luck in the years to come. We know that they will remember always Mackenzie Flight; for It contributed so much to their stay at Royal Roads,


By F L J. V ALIHORA L C E. LOWTHIAN For the second straight year, Hudson started off very strongly in sports by easily winning the soccer championship. Sparked by the "Flying Dutchman" De Wilde. Hudson showed the other flights the finer points of the game by scoring goal upon goal against them Although the quantity of soccer players was seriously cut down by a large representation on the football team. the remaining few were all that were needed to defeat the other soccer teams


Led by Martin. Hudson flight racked up more points than three other flights which happened to be running on the same course in the inter-flight cross-country run . As in former years, some members of the flight showed consideration for the weaker runners by staying with them to make sure that they would cross the finish line before rounds. These "Spartan" types were neck and neck with Lt. Peterson's Jeep all the way, but pulled out strongly near the finish line. (Does this prove that man is better than machine?) The Air Force has always been faster than the Navy, and since Hudson has a large proportion of Air Force cadets we showed this speed on many occasions - yes, boat-pulling, the Navy's cherished form of recreation. Our naval branch contributed only a coxswatn to guide Hudson's floating power along the right bearing. We in Hudson are, in general. a peaceful group; consequently we did not concern ourselves to any great extent over the bloody fiascoes that took place in the gym prior to the holiday season Some of Our more talented members

FLIGHT gave the other flights stiff competition during the elimination bouts and the slugging "MauMau" from Africa fought in the finals. Hudson possessed some skilful hockey players thiS year such as Poirier, Langlois and Howard. but in general the flight lacked sufficient players. The other flights seemed to be rather adept at invading our end successfully and consequently we lost the greater number of our games. Hack managed to "s nare" many of these pucks head109 for our net but our opponents must have had luck on their side. Too many went in. In swimming the whole College had its eyes on that "Amphibious African" Steuart. as he displayed his record-breaking style during the Individual and flight competitions. SmallmanTew and Alexander, members of the representative team, used their skill to put Hudson in good standing. Some of our divers, out of sheer necessity. learned new dives during the competition as two different dives were called for. Our less experienced swimmers relied upon the "gut ter-crawl" to gain speed during the flight plunge. Hudson started the basketball season much the same as it did in previous years by winning all of its games. Near the end of the season we were edged out by Mackenzie and Champlain, however, who managed to take three games away from us. Hudson is making up for these losses by winning all of its games in volley ball . The other flights found the ball doing amazing things. Spikers stars such flight post ball tall y

such as Volk and De Wilde, and as Crofton will, we hope, help the a solid column of wins on the volleysheet.


By S C R. W. CAUSIER . L . C R. W. BLAKELY S C J. A. MULLARKEY C-S L R. D. COOK In the year 2005 R . G. Blakely and his grandson were looking through the various mementos of his younger days . Engaged thus the youngster came across a group picture of young men all dressed in blue with red stripes down their trousers. he was extremely puzzled by this tattered yellow photo. "Who are these people. Gramp I " asked the little fellow. "Well." replied the dignified old man, "t hose people were all in La Salle Flight along with me back in 1955 when I was going to Royal Roads."

"They sure arc a stern looking bunch, aren't they-what's that one wearing a red sash for, Gramps?" "Well. now let's see that picture again. Oh, that's 'Wheaties' Broughton. He was in charge of the flight. and the sash was a symbol of his rank . As I recall he was a pretty fair swimmer. Beside him is Pudge Cook, who had been coerced into another flight. but managed to plead his way back into La Salle. Along with the next fellow he made up that great team of Cook and Coulter, Duty Cadets extraordinary. Next we have 'Rip Van' Coulter who used to sleep in until ten after seven and w'ould fly into the mess at the last minute. And there 's 'Smily' Cheeke-I'll always remember that cute little grin of his. Beside him is Wild Bill Cully, who played goal for the flight in soccer and hockey.


74 The next man is 'Wee WIllie' Causler, who spent most of his spare time in the dark -room, developing. See this bow-backed cadet I That's Newfie Kearley, who used to expound strange ideas to all listeners. The fellow with the dark circles under his eyes is 'Speedy ' Dave Grimster, who came back from football and basketball excursions with a 'plastered' look on his face . Then at the end of the front row is 'Honest John ' Mullarkey, who seemed to get his directions mixed up every now and then, much to Wild Bill's horror. Now in the back row we have a couple of fellows who liked the place so much they decided to stay an extra year. One is Ron Binnie and the other is 'Bigger and Better' Mansfield Then there is 'Sure-shot'


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Bethell. who is carrying on the family tradition of being in La Salle Flight, 'Fighting-Doug' Brown, 'Gargantua' Dzuba, 'Skylark' Frank lin, 'Hard-rock' Herbert, 'Bugles' Hessin, 'R.C.H.A.' Kempffer, 'Twitch' Kerr, 'Buck-Up' MacNab, 'L'I Abner' Plowman and 'Mumbles' Tynan complete the picture. "They most certainly were a wonderful group of people to know and live with, I guess I had more pleasant experiences with this group than with any other I have ever known. "Well. sonny, it is getting late; it's time to pipe down and turn in." The Old Man removed his glasses, rubbed his eyes, and silently reminisced upon the La Salle Flight 1955.

PROFESSOR LORNE A. BROWN By No. 3811 C-W C C. P . LAWES (A Member of his Last Class) Professor L. A . Brown began his disttnguished career of training cadets when he joined the staff of Royal Military College in 1921-as an Associate Professor of Mathematics. During World War I he held a Commission with the Engineers and in 1938 became a Captain in the 5th Field Company at Kingston. In 1940 he was promoted to the rank of Major. In August, 1942, he was transferred to Royal Canadian Naval Colleg~ at Royal Roads and was made Director of Studies. He retired in 1942 Those of us who knew Professor Brown last year were greatly impressed by his outstanding ability as a teacher. We shall never forget the

patience and care he exercised as a teacher, nor shall we forget the intense personal interest he took in each individual cadet in our term. Nothing that a cadet asked of him was ever left undone The individual success made by every cadet at the College was his greatest interest We also remember Professor Brown for his keen interest in College sports. Anyone attending the college football or basketball matches could count on seeing him there. Though he has retired from the foreground Professor Brown still takes an active interest in the College and all the cadets he knew. We at Royal Roads sincerely wish Professor <lnd Mrs Brown the very best in the years to come.



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CADET OFFICERS 1954-55 FIRST TERM CoW C RYLEY, C. E. S CoW F L COOK, R. D. No. I Squadron CoS L LAWES, C. P. Cartier Flight Fraser FlIght C-F L Renaud. F. C-F L Hale, D. A. L C Schaubel. E. V. L IC Kato. G. Y. L C Brady. E. C. L C Drummond. T. G L. CLewis. D. G. No. 2 Squadron CoS L OKE, D. H. Champlam Flight Mackenzie Flight C-F L McPherson. J.A. C-F L Crook. E. D. L CLaw. E. B. L C Lamarre. D. L C Kristjanson, R. W. L. C Romyn. P. F. No. 3 Squadron C-S / L STEUART, I. K. Hudson Flight C-F L Yolk, S. J. L C De Wilde. J. L C Muir, D. W. A.

La Salle Fltght C-F L Cheeke, J. D. M. L C Blakely. R. G. L C Broughton. W. J

The Band L . C Healey, E. J. L. C Gilliland, L. M.


SECOND TERM CoW C LAWES, C. P. CoW F L YOLK. S. J. No. I Squadron CoS L COOK, R. D. Cartier Flight Fraser Fltght C-F L Schaubel. E. V . C-F L Drummond. L . C Kirk, P. A. T. G. L C Moore, W. J . L CHicks, R. J. L C Segers, P. M. No. 2 Squadron CoS L MCPHERSON, J. A. Champlain Flight Mackenzie FlIght C-F L Law, E. B. C-F L Lamarre, D. L C Ryley, C. E. S. L COke, D. H. L. C Mahood. T. B. L . C Froebel. R. A. L . C Jacobs, C. D. C. No. 3 Squadron CoS L CHEEKE, J. D. M. Hudson Fltght La Salle Fltght C-F L De Wilde. J. C-F L Broughton.W.J. L / C Steuart, 1. K. L C Culley, R. W. L C Valihora. J. L. C Kearley, E. J. The Band C-F L Healey, E. J. L C Gilliland, L. M. FOURTH TERM CoW C LAWES, C. P. C-WF, L MCPHERSON, J. A. C- W W 0 CROOK, E. D.

No. I Squadron CoS L SCHAU BEL, E. V. Fraser Flight Cartier Flight C-F L Kato. G. Y. C-F L Lewis. D. G. L C Jefferies. R. F. L C Lawes, C. P. L C Blacker. R. J. W. L C Kennedy, J. C.

No. 1 Squadron CoS L LAW, E. B. Cartier Flight Fraser FlIght C-F L Schau bel. E. V. C-F L Cheeke, J. D. M. L CLewis, D. G. L. C Drummond, T. G. L C Renaud, F. L C Hale, A. D.

No. 2 Squadron C-S/L CROOK, E. D. Champlain Flight MackenZIe Flight C-F L Mahood, T. B. C-F L Romyn. P. F. L, C Gagosz, E. L / C Jacobs, C. D. C. L C McPherson, J. A. L C Ryley, C. E. S.

No. 2 Squadron C-S L OKE. D. H. Champlain Flight Mackenzie Flight C-F L Lamarre, D. C-F L Ryley, C. E. S. L C Kristjanson, R.W. L. C Jacobs, C. D. C. L / C Mahood, T. B. L C Romyn, P. F.

No. 3 Squadron CoS L BROUGHTON, W. J. La Salle FlIght Hudson Flight C-F L Blakely C-F L Valihora, J. LiC Campbell. T.1.V. L C Cheeke, J. D. M. L C Lowthian, C. E. L C Cook, R. D.

No. 3 Squadron CoS L COOK. R. D. Hudson FlIght La Salle Flight C-F L Broughton,W.J C-F L Steuart , 1. K L. C Blakely, R. G. L C Valihora. J L C De Wilde, J. L C Yolk. S. J.

The Band C-F/L Gilliland, L. M. L / C Coulter, D. M.

The Band C-F L Gilliland, L. M. L C Healey, E. L /C Coulter, D. M.




By SIC S. J. VOLK In 1954-1955. the "LR.C." functioned under an entirely new.policy. In past years, the Club had had a limited membership and comp~lsory attendance. This year an exact OppOSite plan was followed very successfully, membership was not restricted and attendance was ,:,olunta~y. Th~ Club did not hold as many meetings as m prevIOus years, bu t this did not prov:e detrimental. In fact the smaller number msplred a greater amount of enthusiasm among the members, as the large attendances proved. ~he speakers, both cadets a~d visitors, did particularly well With their tOPICS, and the evenings were all considered profitable. The first meeting of the "LR.C." was a debate early in the fall term on the subject "Should the Western Powers Rearm Wes~ Germany." Following the presentation of the a.rguments by the speakers, an energetic discussion ensued. All the members in attendance participated in the discussion and it was with reluctance that the meeting was ended. A vote was needed to try to decide the question, and it was fitting that a draw was declared. Shortly before Christmas, Captain Strange, the Chief of Public Relations for Naval Headquarters in Ottawa, visited Victoria and spoke on the "Importance and Future of the Navy." SIX of our members attended his lecture, and presented to the rest of the Club at the next meeting the arguments which Captain Strange

offered These were received WIth interest, as unusual and unexpected thoughts were revealed We were sorry that Captain Strange was unable to speak directly to the Club on this subject. For the last meeting of 路路I.R.C." we had Mr Keith MacDonald who recently returned from Formosa where he served with the World Health Organization as part of Canada's U.N. Commitment. Me. MacDonald spoke to us on aspects of life and thought in Formosa, and mentIOned the aid being accorded the Formosans by the Western World. Mr. MacDonald suffered a barrage of questions regarding his topic and all those in attendance benefitted greatly from the information which he presented. It was with pleasure that we welcomed to our meetings members of the Staff and their wives. especially Wing Commander Middleton. who attended almost all of our meetings. The members of the "LR.C." owe special thanks to Professor Burchill. who seems to be blessed with the ability to produce excellent speakers at short notice. His helpful guiding hand has had much to do with the success of the Club and the excellence of the programmes. The new executive is to be chosen at the next meeting. and we hope that they will be able to make the Club an even greater success next year. They will have their hands full. S. J. Volk President: Vice President: C. E. S. Ryley Secretary: P. D. Crofton


By SIC R. A. JUTRAS As every intelligent cadet knows, the finest hobby that anyone can take part in at the College is undoubtedly amateur radio. A dozen cadets who have been quick to realize this have helped to make the club better this year than It ever has been. While most of the members concentrated thei~ attention on kits, Ted Mahood, the club's p.reSI?ent, spent most of his time tracing the circuit of a home-made transmitter and rebuilding it. As soon as he gets all the "bugs" out of it, he'll be putting it on the air. In the meantime, he's our only "ham" licensed to operate our grid-modulated naval transmitter. Unfortunately, its potential power output of 500 watts to an 813 is limited to about 30 watts because of a weak power supply. As a result. DX operation has been very limited. South America is the only continent that has been reached so far. The set, however, is

versatile: it has a VFO and covers all the bands. from 160 to 20 meters. Ted has been entertainin.g dreams for a 20-meter rotating antenna but time and money are in short supply this year. Let us hope that some of these difficulties will be overcome within the near future. In the meantime, experimenting will take precedence over everything else. Experimenting has been more active this year than in the past. A few lectures on elementary practical theory were given before Christmas to the novice. and kits were made available to the members for the first time in the club's history. These w~re two tube, bread-board style superregenerative receivers. Their simplicity of constructIOn and ease of operation make them suitable for the novice. More kits and ~ore tools and parts are forthcommg, and a raid on the physics laboratory has Yielded a badly needed oscilloscope and an audio signal generator. By next year, the club


80 should be well stocked for another busy year. It is hoped that a lice?sed operator will .be found among next year s recruits; otherWise some hard work will have to be done by at least one cadet to acquire the sending speed of 10 words a min ute necessary to pass the examination. This year, no effort was made


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to teach code to anyone because of the time involved in becoming proficient at it. It will be a forlorn little knot of club members who will hear the sad words. "VE7 ASC is off and clear." at the end of the year. Amateur radio is a recreational activity which doesn't shake off easily.

MODEL CLUB SCI. K. STEUART The Model Club started with a great "thrust" early in the academiC year. Our " power plants" are Professor Carlsen (Economics) and Flight Lieutenant Simkins CCO. Modal Operations). Their performance data are on the secret list. The first step in promoting a functional Model Club was the annexing of the Hobby Shop at the Engineering School with all its tools and equipment This was accomplished without much resistance on the part of the alien "hobby craftsmen," Senior Cadet Bill Culley (Bi ll was assembling a wooden Luger pistol from a kit containing ready -c ut parts. He later sent It to his grandmother for her birthday ) The next step was to convert hobby funds into model kits, spare balsa wood , Jetex units and accessories. With the tools we already had , we were well on our way. One group of cadets was organ ized to assemble and decorate plastic scale models of modern aircraft from a large reserve of kits. To accommodate this group, the work benches in the storage room adjacent to th e hobby shop were also annexed. A beautifu l collection of aircraft pictures arrived and were soon decorating the walls above the work benches. These "pin-ups" have created the correct atmosphere for the manufacture of our important projects. Assembled and painted scale models find their way to the Library , where they attract a good deal of interest. These are intended for instructional purposes in Military Studies. Student interest is calculated to rise by a percentage inversely proportional to the fourth root of the thrust of a Pogo. It is hoped that some cadets, as future officers on the staff of Royal Roads. will use the models built by themselves as cadets, to illustrate lectu res. A large free-flight gas model aircraft IS being built by J / C Alexander. S C C ull ey has under taken to complete a large scale-model of a Mitchell Bomber What to do with it. has yet to be decided. S C Drummond. feeling that the Navy has been neglected. assembled a plastic scale model of the U.S. aircraft carrier "Wasp." He frowned at the idea of having to cement a large number of little aircraft to the flight deck,

J C Brown , R J. has brought the Army's interest in by starting the production of scale model tanks. With the help of the shipwrights, certain cadets have become interested in bringing back the spirit of "pure" model-craft by making models of all descriptions just from blueprints and photographs .

The test and flight department occupies the hobby shop itself Flight Lieutenant Simkins has done his best for the club and sees to it that we have all the equipment that we need. The main employment of this department is th e study and development of Jetex powered flight. Our flying test beds are easily assembled models based on the principle of the hand-launched glider The Jetex unit is clipped to the lower fu selage and when ignited. supplies a thrust of about three ounces for ten seconds. Small Jetex aircraft. apart from being easy to make and reasonably cheap, are ideal for our limited space Our experiments. however. have not yet met With too great success. We have , though, had a number of hot flights . We are becoming increaSIngly experienced in the handling of our models. Our aim is to find a consistently good flyer, put it into quantity production . and then hold flying competitions on the lower playing fields. These should be exciting and should prOVide an excellen t week-end relaxation.








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I t is a secl uded room of shadows in the dungeon-like cellar of a castle-a mysterious Behind the bolted door and into the room consuming absence of white light many young men have become lost to the outside world. Eerie yellow lights offer the only chance for even a shadow to survive. Hernando's Hideaway had nothing on this place: This is th~ Dark Room. The shadows who inhabit this place are, of course, members of the Camera Club Lieutenant Peterson is the enthusiastic sponsor of the club. George Kato (alias Cadet Flight Leader Kato, to Juniors) the president, and also consulting engineer. J C Dunnison is secretary. The members, who at first were few, have since Christmas swelled their ranks to mcl udc nearl y thirty mem bers. The equipment possessed by the club includes J wonderful press camera, enlargers and printers, developing tanks, and developing and printing

materials. An automatic dryer and finisher occupies the centre of the room, and if you mention safety lights and portrait lights, we have them too At present. Kato IS the only member qualified to operate the press camera, but it is hoped there will be a few more "operators" before the end of the year. Soon the club hopes to have some of its members going into Naden to learn more about photography in general and portraiture in particular. So if you see someone this summer who is looking over the angles of some luscious girl-friend of yours. you can rest at case. His intentions are probably honourable; all he wants is one or two good photographs. Besides, who knows, he may even print a picture of your girl friend for you. If not he may enter one in the big photo display which is coming up. That's right: All the "buggy" shutter operators are going to co-operate with Lieut. Peterson to show all cynics what can be done. The display will be an open event, and we are hoping everyone will contribute.


By S C D. M. COULTER September of this year found the band a mere shadow of its former self. The remaining experienced bandsmen, remnants of the big "chop," were Gilliland, Healey, and Coulter. Around this "hard core" was to be built a fine mechanism which would ably perform the function of providing music for the Wing. The Royal Roads Band so ably performed its duty that it was called upon to provide the music for everyone of the V.1.P. parades and, only with difficulty, did it persuade the Wing that it could not play for the Graduation ceremomes. Among the other attributes the Band has provided a haven for "sky-Iarkers" During the

first term the famed "Double Shuffle" took place in which bars changed hands with rapidity. This so impressed the Juniors of the Band that they pulled the same stunt: they however received "B," not bars. At Christmas time the Band lost its bass drummer, Morgan. Nuttal was recruited to fill his shoes. This year has seen a number of changes in the Band. The Band has brought forward some new pieces. Its pride is the Slow March, which is liked by the entire Wing. The" Advance in Review Order" is new, and the louder "Alert" is another innovation. It is the hope of the graduates that next year's Band will be as good, if not better than this year's. May the tradition of playing "Banana" on the circle be maintained.


By C-F L 1. K. STEUART Those boots belong to Two Gun Pete, 1 hey tramp through the dust 'cos they're on his feet. The big spurs go klink-klink in the heat, Klink路 klink slow and steady down the street Slow and steady he sets them down, Omlnolls klinking through the frontier town Too bad the sheriff made Pete frown,

They're betting it's to heaven or hell he's boun'. Two Gun Pete is a-klink-hard outlaw, There ain't no man yet beat him to the draw. He's done gunned down at least-klink-four; Figgers it's time to notch a few more. Little hombres hide when bullets-klink-fly But Two Gun Pete stands straight and high. With snarling lip and wicked eye, Hankerin' to meet the other guy.





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The paintings of Canadian citIes commissioned by the House of Seagram formed one of the most discussed collections on tour this past year. I t "claimed" to present the important cities of the land \Ve say "claimed"; for. to our horror. we found on examining the Seagram's product-the pictures. we mean-that a number of centres most deserving of fame had been omItted Surely having produced a cadet suitable for the Senior Term of Royal Roads is one of the greatest claims that any centre of population can boast. And so we hasten to correct this grave error by inviting citizens of some of our neglected. slighted. but deserving centres of population - we avoid that coldly

statistical word "c ItI es" - to come forward. But instead of paint. our fine artists employ words. We editors feel that their pictures of what they consider the most important centres are no less graphic, and no less full of spirit than the products of the House of Seagram


WARNER, ALBERTA By LC D. A. HALE Warner IS a typical Western prairie town; eight elevators. a few stores and a residential It is situated in Southern Alberta district. sheltered on the \Vest and South by the Milk River ridge. with a gentle rolling landscape to the North and a gradual flattening into the true prairie to the East. It is the county seat, being one of the larger. more centralized towns in the district. The Warner high school supplies the educational facilities for most of the county. The weather situation there is the same as most places on the prairies. It is either too hot, too cold or else the wind is blowing. It is a farmers' village. existing solely for their needs. There is talk of industry because of the unlimited water supply. but so far nothing has resulted. In future. it will probably grow to a certain extent. but its growth, we residen ts hope. will not be spectacular enough to make us "city folk."

By C F L D. J. CHEEKE Shawnigan Lake is a small village about thirty miles north of Victoria. Probably nobody from Victoria ever heard of the place. but that won't disturb the citizens of Shawnigan Lake. few of whom have ever heard of Victoria. A small comparatively isolated community that is relatively untouched by the events of modern life. Shawnigan has little need for communication with the outside world. There is one st reet. which is really just part of the sideroad which turns off from the highway. Along it . you will find the grocery store. the service station and the crowded cafe. Further down the street you pass the bleak old village hall. the new modern school house, and the lonely deserted train station. each one of them significant by the contrast that they provide. Most of the houses are scattered along the lakeside partially hidden by the dense forest, which creeps down to the water's edge. Further back from the lake you find a few farms. encompassed by tall fir trees. Shawnigan Lake never had any claims to fame or fortune. and probably never will have. Its beauty lies in its peaceful serene environment, a situation that is swiftly becoming a thing of the past Perhaps the scenery of Shawnigan Lake, scenery that inspired Bruce Hutchison to many of his finer works, will some day disappear. giving place to a more modern community. When this happens, British Columbia will have lost something precious Certainly there are few that are able to claim a home -town such as this, a type that is becomIng more rare as the years pass.

Nor are we hemmed in by mere nationalism. for we include proud citizens of at least four countries' So, follow our artIsts as they sweep from the western regions of our great nation to its easternmost island province. to our great sister nation to the south, across the Atlantic to Europe. and finally to deepest Africa'





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Sixty-five miles north-west of the "Oi lCapita l" of the Universe. in the richest farming area in Canada. in the cen tre of the oil-producing sands of Alberta. in a large bend of the Pembina River. lies "Sangudo." But you ask. "Where did it get a name like that'" No' It is not Mau Mall: That conglomera tion of letters was constructed from the "initials" of the first seven settlers that settled in the district. The population. about fOUl hundred. lives in frame houses of some sort. The last "tee pee" was officially burned several years ago.


86 There are several irocery stores, one of which is reasonably modern-accepts money as well as furs. The village's big boast is the three sheet curling rink. built several years ago to keep the Sangudonian ego high. There is also a skating rink which can or cannot be usocl depending on the weather. which is much milder than in the rest of Alberta. On the social side there are those ladies' (?) leas where the old maids get together and discuss everything but their own affairs. the weekly western movie which everyone sees several times: and the Saturday night dance. of which no more need be said.





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You know on the map where Lake Superior has a big bump right on top? And then about an inch left of that bump there is a little empty space? Well. that's Chapleau. "I know that place." you say. "You go through it on the C.P.R.: lawns and flowers around the station. high snowbanks in the winter." Sure. everybody's been through Chapleau. Of course. you don't see much from the station. (This last is a stock reply dreamed up by the new Chamber of Commerce. Without actually lying. it implies that there IS more to see.) As a matter of fact there are some things to see in Chapleau, although you probably won't read of them in the tourist folders. Every ~inter day you might see a motherly looking ltttle woman standing outside Smith and Chapples Department Store seeming to ignore the icy wind that howls at the passers-by as they hurry along, collars up, hands thrust deep Into coat pockets. She seems to be selling something, and very few people fail to stop and reach a little deeper into their pockets. That's Mrs. Moore selling hockey pools to support the local hockey team which plays in the new, unpaid-for Memorial Arena. The Arena committee have reserved a special seat for her at the Arena-in the penalty box. I wonder how many hockey teams have such a mother. . ~n Chapleau we have developed a system of ltvlng all our own. How often while in your usual mad rush to get somewhere on time have you said "If only I had more time ... " Just think of all the high blood pressure, and nervous breakdowns we could avoid if we always had all the time we could use . Everyone in Chapleau realizes that pure enjoyment, and also the healthiness, of being a slowpoke. So It IS an unwntten law that every function, from the High School wiener roast to the Women', Auxiliary Hallowe'en tea, starts at least an hour


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after it has been scheduled. Now everyone realizes this, but half an hour after the event is supposed to start everyone still says to himself "Oops, I'm going to be late:" He then continues to enjoy himself thoroughly, dawd ling and talking to other people who are also going to be late. Usually everyone arrives together and no one misses anything. That's the beauty of it. No one misses anything, and yet everyone still gets the pleasure and satisfac lion of being wickedly carefree about time. Occasionally someone from Toronto with ,1n ulcer starts to fume, and tries to reform everybody. Whereupon all the people smile patroniz. ingly nodding their heads knowingly and keep right on being good and late for everything. After a while the reformer usually resigns himself in disgust and says if everyone else is going to be late he will be darned if he wilt break his neck to be on time. If he is lucky he soon catches the spirit of the thing and he finds, possibly for the first time. that life can be fun.




MILLGROVE, ONTARIO By J . A . MCPHERSON Millgrove is my home town. It is situated at the western tip of Lake Ontario, a few miles from the water's edge. Although one does not ordinarily refer to Millgrove and Hamilton as twin cities, Millgrove is situated just seven miles north of the "Ambitious City," on the number 6 highway to Guelph. One can hardly say that Millgrove is not an industrial metropolis. It is, in fact, thriving with com merce. The largest industry is a pickle factory, the fragrance of which engulfs the entire residential area on summer days. Many Millgrovians arc market gardeners, or profess to be, and can often be seen doodling around in their back yards with overgrown pet horses or toy tractors. The complexity of Millgrove's commercial activity is well exemplified by one astonishing fact: the Millgrove railway station is situated ten miles from the heart of the city, so that trains do not interfere with the rush hour traffic . But let me tell the whole story. It would be unfair to deceive the reader into thinking that Millgrove is a place of opportunity and fortune . Surel y no one who has ever been thert will den y that it is the dreariest, dullest. deadest [own in Ontario. One could rightly compare it to Victoria, B.C .. which is known across the nation as being a home for "newly weds and nearly deads." After the sun goes down Millgrove is virtually inert. There are no bright lights, no night clubs. no pool rooms, no movies. Most people find it wise to escape from Millgrove's clutches at an early age; before they decay and become a material part of the living cemetery.

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Under these Circumstances, It is strange to note that the people of Millgrove are cheerful. friendly, and not at all discourag~d by the ill fate that has placed them there Everyone has a profound sense of duty and obligation, not only to his neighbour, but to the entire population of the community. When one returns from the "outside" he is greeted by all the inhabitants with sincere welcome. On such occasions he forgets his desires for fun and adventure and relaxes and enjoys the warm spirit of friendliness that predominates in this, the friendliest of towns. The population of Millgrove is ninety路seven.




PORT ROWAN. ONTARIO By D. C. GRIMSTER Remember when I arrived two weeks late With Healey' Yes, it was that fateful Friday afternoon in September, 1953. We arrived about '3 o'clock in the afternoon (now 1500) and were ushered into the Junior Gunroom where we were introduced to our termmates. The usual greetings were given all round and we proceeded to try to find out what went on around this place and where they kept the girls. We hadn't seen any. All went well for the first few days except for one small detail. I had now become Healey, and Healey, Grimster. I didn't mind that too much but when they tried to tell me that I came from his home town that was too much. When I was asked how I liked Owen Sound. [ would haughtily reply that I didn't know because I have never been there. Then the questions would start /lying and I would have to explain. No. I don't come from Owen Sound. My home is in PORT ROWAN. ONTARIO. Where is it> Well. it's on the north shore of Lake Erie on the Inner Long Point Bay. You know where Long Point is, don't you! Never studied geography, eh' Did you ever hear of London' Good. It's about 65 miles south east of London. Gee, I thought that everyone knew where Port Rowan is. Didn ' t you ever go bass fishing in July, duck hunting in November, or rabbit shooting in January' Well just come down sometime and I'll show you a sportsman's paradise. No, we aren't all sportsmen. We follow the rest of civilized man fairly closely. There's the Bay Theatre, Joe's Restaurant, Jack's Billiard Hall (6 tables), five or six, no, maybe eight stores. assorted garages and service stations, a Brewer's Warehouse, and, you know, the usual. Population' Well. I'd say about 500, not counting cats and dogs. You think that we are isolated eh? Never, my friend. We have a train daily, except Sundays (No. 88 C.N.R.), and a tri路daily bus service. Mail comes in on the "88." Oh yes, we have phones too. Nothing fancy, but they work. Negative dials'

If you are ever down that way give me a buzz. Just ask the operator for 92路J and tell the party line Dave sent you .




BREWER'S MILLS. ONTARIO By S C R. F. JEFFERIES The only thing I want to say about Brewer's Mills is that there is no brewery there. The name originates from an earl y settler named Mr. Brewer. who , I must admit. quite possibl r could have made a little moonshine. He probably did.









A SONG OF A CITY (To be sung softly. to the tune of "Claire de la Lune") By gar dere Between Montreal and Ole Hog Town Dere is one de Tam fine-st little cities You evair did see. She's green as pea Soup in summer. An' white as ole Mrs. Laloncette's face In winter. She's as hustling as de rivair in spring . Eh bien. nestled down in de Gatineau Like a partridge, She is a place where some day I'll hang up My haxe. You knowBy gar, she's parfait. Who is she? Eh bien! Who else! She's Ottawa of cours' -PIERRE ANONYMOUSE . BLOOMFIELD. ONTARIO By S C R. J. HICKS Bloomfield. Ontario. is situated in the heart of a thriving agricultural locality on the picturesque Bay of Quinte and in the U.E. Loyalist stronghold of Prince Edward County. The locale could easily be described as the playground of On tario; for its beaches and fishing are incomparable. Although the canning industry is the village's greatest claim to fame, it is also near the town of Picton, the fame of which. any "bird-gunner" who has spent a summer with the artillery there, will recite. MONTREAL City of Sin. Old dusty coal bin. I hate youall. And since I live there I'd rather be most anywhere Other than Montreal.


88 ANOTHER HO\lE rOWN By CWWO E, D . CROOK Honoured readers, patronlzers and fellow cadets who read this una ware, r have the privilege of Introducing you t.o a TOWN, not an inferior CITY sllch as the conceited Toronto or the boastful Ottawa, but a TOWN which does not have to boast, Naturally. this TOWN is in Quebec to the sOllth of the mighty St, LaWlence River More than that. this Tow~ IS located along the valley of the St. FranCIS River and IS pan of the pIcturesque Eastern Townships, This TOWN contaInS a round house of the Canadian National Railways whose routes connect Quebec City, Montreal and Portland. Maine, The population of this TOWN i~ small. it being in an agricultural district. The Inhabitants are intimately acquainted with each other. are friendly, active and cheerful r present my hometown, RICH~IOND.




SHEDIAC BI} S C C. F POIRIER Pleasantly situated four miles cast of Scoudauc and five miles west of Barachals is the Utopia of the cast, known to the world as Shediac. This thriving communtty prides itself on being the "home of the lobsters" and of posseSSIng the finest beaches in the world A skyline of colourful nylon and canvas is a familiar sight In the summer months when the refreshing winds and placid waters make Shediac Bay a yachtman's dream, Shediac's hospitality finds a place in winter a; well as summer activities, The cool months of November and December turn Shediac Bay into a solid sheet of ICC proVIdIng a paradise for skaters, ice-boat enthusiasts and smelt fishermen Whether it be the wild night life of clubs and cafes, a sportsman's holtday of swimming, sailIng, skating, hunting. and fishIng or a few weeks of rest among pleasant surroundings you would find Shediac to be exactl I' what you were lookIng for





If you were In Nevada you'd go to Las Vegas, if you were In France you'd go to Paris, if you were in California you'd go to Hollywood. if you were In Nova ScotIa you'd go to Bedford, Bedford is at the Junction of all maIn train routes and highways to Haltfax and Dart路 mouth We have the best natural baSIn in the world (Oh, how you navy types would thrill to the sight of the thousands of ships which have often anchored there), Industry abounds-on a small scale; four mills, a cement works, a pop factory, and Moir's chocolate plant. Surely you've eaten from a box of Pot


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of Gold chocolates, 1 hey were made in Bedford Our town IS situated at the mouth of the Sackville River and has an enviable reputation as a year-round playground, You can catch mOre fish in the harbour than you want (fresh or salt), and man, are they big: Our salmon make B,C. salmon look like minnows, Th~ hunting is good also There are plenty of deer, partridge, and rabbits in the hinterland, The rabbits I don't know what you people would call them one kicked my brother Bill-broke two ribs. They s.ue are a powerful animal. provide good eating for days And. you should see ou r deer. Bcd ford has a monopol y on night places III the area Very modern, classy places they are. lOO,

For the benefit of the prairie folk. on your nights out, I recommend clams, lobsters, oysters. or shrimps that arc cooked in Bedford, You should see the girls in Bedford, Maybe you haven't heard the song, "There Nothing Like a Maritime Girl"; but what the song says IS true and Bed ford has more than its share. If you don't believe me just phone 3345 and ask for oh, no. I guess you'd better not, Well. since space IS IIInited I guess I better not continue this story Actually I was Just getting started. It is so frustrating to try and explain what UtopIa is Itkc All I can say is. come and see for yourself, If you get lost go to the second house past the Bowlaway and say I sent youI guarantee that you'll be looked after.




BRIDGETOWN ANNAPOLIS CO,. N,S BI} D, G, LEWIS Those of you who have been fortunate enough to ha\'c made a viSIt to Nova Scotia and the favoured ones who live there, will undoubtedly agree with me that the Annapolis Valley is one of the most scenic spots In Canada The Valley's populatIOn is not too dense One of the many small towns is that one in which I am especially inrerested, Bridgetown, It has only 1,000 lucky occupants, but I belie"" they must have placed the pick of the crop there Their feelings are expressed to visitors or those passing through by large signs stating "Bridgetown. the friendly town, welcomes you." placed at the three entrances Into the town The Industrial activities of the town are not too great. I am sorry to say The main factories for employment are small in number ThIS lack of employment opportunity IS the only reason why the town is not more densely populated, and, if the federal government would pay more attention and give more con sideratlon to this province, rather than drawing the population away by much more extensive




~mployment plans in Ontario and Quebec. we should indubitably have a population per area greater than Ontario. for It would lose the more intelligent portion of its population. who would be attracted back to their homeland The apple industry. for which the AnnapolIs Valley is famous. has dwindled in the last few years. There has not been the former market for good apples. Still. every spring around the first of June the trees blooming out in all their radiance add greatly to the beauty of the countryside. Bridgetown and its surroundings have their share of this magnificence. One can only appreciate what I mean by seeing it. Our "friendly little town" has proved itself more than just a little town in sports and, whatever the season of the year. the games played at that time are participated in by all. Many have heard of Bridgetown through the name it has made for itself in sports. Yes. it is a wonderful town to live in, a place where a person can be happy to be alive. Many of you have probably heard of Paradise, Nova Scotia (in connection with Dr. Otto Strasser). Well. when I am asked where my home is, I sum up the life of this heavenly town by saying that I am from Bridgetown. five miles from Paradise.





ST JOHNS. NEWFOUNDLAND By S C E. J. KEARLEY "How often I think of that beautiful town That IS seated by the sea." '1 hese words of Longfellow could well be used by any person who has ever spent some lime in St. Johns. Newfoundland. This romantic old seaport, situated at the eastern extremity of North America, holds the charm of the old world and mingles it with the bustle and activity of the new. Its sheltered harbour, towering hills and bracing sea air give it a character all its own. The people. too. have a natural hospitality and friendliness which always leaves its impression on the visitor. One finds there every imaginable activity from golf at Balli Halli. to sailing along the idyllic shores of Topsail Bay. St. Johns is a wonderful place, a place to be enjoyed, remembered, and, above all, lived in.


UPPERVILLE VIRGINIA. U.S.A. By F L C. E. S. RYLEY Upperville itself is situated in the heart of that part of Virginia which is noted for its fine horses, both racing and hunting. The town's own horse barn is the oldest one in the country. Foxhunting enthusiasts delight in the seven or eight packs of hounds within riding distance.

The countryside IS dotted with large estates which serve as the vacation homes of the wealthy business men of the country. Many local people find employment as gardeners. tenants. and farm managers of these beautifully -kept relics of an age-gone-by. The wealthy people own the large estates. have homes elsewhere, and are usually in the neighborhood for the fox hunting in the fall and the two "seasons" of Christmas and Labour Day. The people in the town live a much qUieter life. They own the town's few stores. go to the Baptist church every Sunday evening and die to be remembered in the county weekly paper as "prosperous merchants of Upperville." If Thackeray were to describe the wealthy, and Thomas Gray, the townspeople. I think Steinbeck alone could describe the tenant farmers. They. both coloured and white, can be seen in town on Saturday evening. buying groceries. meeting friends and getting drunk . Theirs is a hard life but they survive. After all this, it is still home.




SCHELLEBELLE By S C P. SEGERS Ages ago Caesar wrote. "Among all the Germanic tribes, the Belgians are the strongest." He found that out in Schellebelle which means "Scaldis bellum," or "war on the River Scheidt." It all happened in the year 57 B.C. In a nearby village called Serscamp, which means "Caesar's camp," the Romans reached the most northward point in the country of the Menapiers, one of the Belgian tribes. Caesar never crossed the Scheidt in that country and apparently in a big battle the Roman legions were brought to a stop in Schellebelle. That's what the story tells us. Anyway. Schellebelle is quite an old place. The church dates from the thirteenth century. It is situated ten miles east of Ghent. the capital city of East Flanders. which has a population of 100.000. Schellebelle itself has a population of only 3,500. It is quite industrialized. and people from all around get work in its many factories. The main industries are the brassiere and corset industry and the shoe industry. Schellebelle's brassiere business is the largest in Belgium; it exports brassieres to England. German y and the Netherlands. The story goes around in the neighboring villages that if you ask a girl from Schellebelle what kind of a job she has, you promptly get for an answer brassiere-stitcher. If you ask a boy. he's a shoemaker. I should say Schellebelle's situatIOn is excellent. I should call it a perfect spot in God's country, but I hear that only Ontario is God's country and, therefore, I just call it a happy place. doing fine and worth visiting.




By S IC I. K. STEUART At seeing a strange word like Johannesburg, the reader may be partially or wholly in the dark: so here are the basic facts to give him a grip. Johannesburg is a city, in the province of Transvaal, in South Africa. Johannesburg came about as the result of a famous gold rush and has been the centre of the world's gold mining industry since a nugget first stubbed a prospector's toe there in 1885. The Main Reef containing the nuggets runs east and west for fifty miles or more on either side of Johannesburg and its path can easily be traced by a string of gold mines, factories and towns. The Reef follows the Witwatersnand Divide which is straddled by Johannesburg. Tbe population of Jobannesburg consists of about half a million Europeans and about three quarters of a million natives. Homes constructed of wood are virtually non-existent, the main building material being brick. The more beautiful suburbs lie on north side of the city while the poorer suburbs and manufacturing and industrial areas lie east, west and south. The majority of buildings in Johannesburg are less than thirty years old. If you called it a brand-new city you wouldn't be far wrong. The usual features of any city are to be found there; a university, scbools both primary and secondary, a cathedral. hotels, law courts, libraries, museums. and four large cinemas whicb rank with the best in the world. Blocks of flats are continually under construction. Most of these are ten stories high, Jnd they lend to Jobannesburg a silhouette not found in Canadian cities. Public transport is as efficient as it is in any Canadian city. It is at least half as cbeap as it is in Ottawa and at least a third as cheap as it is in Vancouver. Electric and diesel double-deck buses handle most of tbe city's transportation. These are aided considerably by double-decked street cars called trams. Public transport is entirely municipal except for tbree or four small private companies whicb serve areas beyond the city limits. Spons are extremel y popular in J ohannesburg. Even ice hockey is played. Practically every school has a swimming pool of its own, and every suburb has a public pool. Swimming is a summer spOrt because winter is not unknown and all pools arc unheated. Englisb rugby and soccer are league games played in winter. The Wanderers Club is the largest sports club in Johannesburg. It enters first-class in all the leagues.



Silver-painted steel poles are used for street ligbting and the support of overhead wires and create a neater appearance than the rough wooden poles of most Canadian cities. I should say that South African streets and highways have an edge on these in Canada and our railways are certainly laid with more care and neatness than tbe C.P.R. or C.N.R. Jobannesburg is an average manufacturing city and tbe people tbere are much the same as people in any other city. The biggest difference between them and Canadians lies, of course, in their political activity. Johannesburg politics, like their newspapers are very active. Here are a few questions over which the reader no doubt ponders whenever he or she hears mention of Johannesburg or South Africa. Q-Are you ever endangered by lions and tigers and otber wild animals down there! A-No, unless you play Daniel at the zoo. The nearest wild animals are protected in the Kruger National Park, three hundred miles east, where you can see an abundance of South African animals from ape to zebra if you care to. Q-Have tbe second language I





A-There are very few Dutchmen in South Africa. You mean A frikaners whose language is A fri kaans. Q-Is Rhodesia part of South Africa! A-Rhodesia is a country in Southern Africa adjacent to South Africa, but otherwise has no connection at all. Q-What sort of money do they have l A-Pounds. shillings and pence. Q-Do they have the same types of car~ down tbere as we have here I A-They have exactly the same types of cars down there as we have here. Q-Do they have the same films and records down there as they have here! A-Yes, exactly the same. Q-How do you find the Mau Maus down there? A-We don't worry too much about lV\au Maus, primarily because there are no Mau Maus in South Africa. Mau Maus are indiginous to Kenya, two thousand miles north. Q-Do you think Ripley would be interested in Johannesburg? A-No comment.

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THREE LITTLE PIGS By LlC I. K. STEUART This little pig said, "Team down," and gave the count. This little pig threw that All-American pass, And this little pig caught it with superb class. This is the game we've looked forward to. See that padded hero plow right through. Rah' Rah' for the one-man game, Flop, flop he's down, 0 what a shame. Down, ream back. hop, tWo three, Our heroes huddle to get the gen What thought is free? Into line with hard look, panther-poised on one knee, Ready set, one-two-three (what will it be?) An end run, or a two, four foxy? There the ball goes. yelling spectators are on their toes. What determination. what mad action, Blocking, t3ckling, heroes' cleats give good traction. How well our team has played its cards, That magnificent rush has gained two yards' Striped men are on the scene to referee, We demand methods scientific for a game so terrific. Whistles, hooters, flares, and a gun for show; Hurry up with that yard chain, Joe Substitutions, new ends in. let's go'

Helmets are buckled on with grim resolution. Way to drive, you look real hard, Team's all set for another yard. We want a touch down~ Come on, let's really go to town' Silence! One hero horizontal. too bad he had to fall, The roughest. toughest of games. (He didn't even have the ball). Helmets off, a solemn host, Cheer Leader, sound Last Post. O.K., you guys, we've gotta drive now. It's only three minutes to picnic and chow. Gun. last play. scores have climbed by leaps and bounds, Very impressive. Say, is it really as exciting as it sounds? Heigh ho, picnic time at last, "Boy, was that second quarter ever fast. "Yeah, was it ever, I couldn't move when Gunkhead passed." They're having a wonderful he-man game today. Rock line up for kick off on second half of play. Slow up and down the field. in dazzling stalemate This blurt of movement has drawn a record gate. "Don't get restless, son. "This is big time hero stuff, to the very last gun'"

November 16-Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-two ROYAL ROADS Karl Pentow waIted for the electric shock to stab his foot. It was zero five-five-nine on Tuesday, the sixteenth of November, and the process of another day was about to begin. Karl was becoming used to riSIng routIne for the waker had been employed since his arrival in early August. He arose naked from hIS cot and stepped down on the glass floor. He could see Mulhoff on the floor directly below hIS own. Through the glass wall he watched Kertz In the next cubicle rub his foot. The dormitory lieutenant in th~ cubicle three to the right and two floors below flashed a beam at Karl. who quickly put on his two-piece grey uniform Karl already had two beams to his credit now. One more and he would undergo disciplinary alignment. He made a mental note to be more alert. Karl's year mates dressed almost in time with one lnother and then headed down to the cleaning

cells By zero-six-three-five the sun's rays had penetrated through the heavy growth of the area and the entire glass building was given a cold luminosity. The young group filed into the subsistence hall and sat down to a breakfast of hot gruel. brown bread and strong tea. They ate in silence and occasionally one of them took a quick glance through the wall at the kitchen members who prepared their morning meal The hall lieutenant also watched Karl spen t the rest of the morning attending lectures on all of the sciences, and political theory and administration The lectures took place in the class wings and were carried out by "the crisp dried" method. For Karl and the others the curriculum was not overly demanding for they had had a thorough grounding in all of their subjects under a national educational system. At one-one-zero-zero the instructor left and the study lieutenant supervised a period




of callsthenics. Classes were resumed and at one-three-zero-zero the young group marched to the subsistence hall and ate the second meal of the day. As Karl sat in the eating area he thought of pictures he had seen of the old cadet blocks, as they had been called . Karl had deduced that the present dining area had once been the site of a building referred to as the Castle. Karl was awakened from his reverie when he realized that the steady stare of the lieutenant was directed at him . There was no talking at the tables and the meal was over in its usual thirteen minutes. The four years or terms went on parade immediatel y after their meal. and already the young group was becoming <ldept in all phases of drill movements. The senior lieutenant grunted his approval of their proficiency and the four years hurried to the dormitory wings to put on their sports clothing units which consisted of loosefitting trunks. This part of the day was enjoyed by all years and Karl in particular looked forward to the games. Pit defending was the event for the day and teams of six kept each other out of a square of eight feet by any

phYSical means. Karl steam was victOriOUs and he almost felt happy when he returned to the cleaning cells. The evening food was eaten and back In the dormitory Karl spoke to Mulhoff and Kertz about using their microfilm notes for a review period that evening. An argument developed and before Karl real ized it, he had obtained his third beam. At two-zero-zero-zero Karl was led to the light room. He was to remain awake for twenty-four hours in a glass room that was smothered in a heavy. red. light. Karl stood perfectly mute and withdrew-further into his shell of loneliness as the hours passed Mulhoff and Kertz slept. naked on their cots The dorm lieutenant watched his young charges visualizing them as full officers in four years time. At zero-five-zero-zero, Mulhoff waited for the waker to hit his foot. Mulhoff was becoming used to the waker. for it had been used since his arrival in August



It has become my sober duty to try to bring home to the Junior Term. in this flowery note. the gravity with which all situations at Royal Roads must be regarded . Word has been for warded to me from the Wing Office - from whence come all great things - that life in its en tirety is being treated far too I ightl y by us Juniors. Term-mates, I can not impress upon you too strongly the solemnity which must now permeate our entire existence.

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We shall review some of our earl ier heresies During the far-famed week of the "stand by beds," the cadet officers, giving freely of their time to assist us in learning that all important element: self-control. were met with constanl gales of laughter from the three dorms. Laughter! ! ! - d uring this most sincere and solemn week! My cheek still blushes with shame. No doubt some of you will st ill shudder upon recalling your own actions . when a Flight Leader approached soliciting aid in getting rid of a pair of drawers he had just discovered lying dormant upon o ur changing room floor. His insistence on a public auction was quite justified. when you consider that this was the onl y faIr method readily available. of giving us all a chance to wear them . Then we have the following night, which still lingers upon the records for having collected even more decibels than usual This night , you

will recall. saw one of the more musically inclined officers. devoting the entire evening to the instruclion of the centre dorm choir. This choir being composed of four cordent- but talentless- vocalists and one fanatical conductor. made a complete shambles out of that stirring ballad . the Royal Roads School Song . Whereupon the tortured officer decided that this group would make a far better P . T. team. They forthwith spent the balance of the eveni ng in grou p ca I isthen tics. I was profoundly shocked at the antics of my term-mates during these evenings, but as you no doubt noticed. I remained quietly in the background until the night the west dorm completely lost all reason . Who can forget the way I strode into this pack of madmen, my blanket wrapped around my form toga-fashion. and took complete conlrol of the situatIon with on~ withering glance. The rest is history: my impassioned plea. whilst standing atop the lockers, for sadness at Royal Roads. a few of the rabble , who dared to question my philosophy . being herded Immediately into the drying room for a little energetic meditation. My sweeping ex it whilst weeping Cadet Officers reached to touch the hem of my gown Ah yes, a totally magntficent night! From this peak however. things rapidly deteriorated. until slackness became practically the order of the day. Evening Quarters, that most solemn of rites . was rent asunder by con-


96 stant gales of laughter. MornIng Wing Parade became a night at the burlesque. And that horrible breakfast parade. when the JunIOr Term Senior collapsed weakly onto the Cadet Wing Adjutant. and received a well-deserved reprimand. Only the Junior Gunroom retained some vestige of its former humility Some of termmates even forgot their lofty positions so far as to laugh at those downtrodden minions. the Seniors. I must remind you that Seniors arc here only to help us Juniors. They should not be made laughing stocks OccasionaIly even Juniors forget some important item a misplaced and or broken spiffy. or possibly a layer of two of frouse. From now on no more sniggers when a Senior politely informs you of these errors. please. After all. we must remember the position we have to maintain. The Sunday Wing Parades will have to be regarded in future with something more than light-hearted contempt. Although of littl~ importance. they arc our only chance to inspect the Commandant. and if for no other reason. these parades should be treated with Itttle less levity. On some of the pre-stand-down parades I recall some snickers after we had been requested. in the most servile manner possible. to check our hands. That this is regarded in a humorous light astounds me. CheckIng lazy and slack hands. is a matter of grave Importance. affecting every Canadian at home and abroad. It must be practiced at every spare moment. and without a silly smile adorning our features.


From this time on. we must strive to the utmost to rid our daily life "des situations comiques." Might I suggest. chaps. that you pick some outstanding example of inteIlectual seriousness. and try to copy hIs attitude. In all fairness to you. I shall add that my qualifications for the position are superb. For instance: all of you wiIl remember the night. after a particularly disgusting evening quarters. The entire Junior Term with my exception. was marched off to their just desserts (no pun intended) in the mess. For my exemplary conduct on that parade. I was given the grand order of the "Tie in the Mouth" and as a fitting climax, allowed to display the decoration in the mess. Later, you will recall. five disciples and myself were permitted to strap on the rarely seen delicacies, the gaiters, and furthermore were allowed to wear them for a whole week. At this latest recognition, the admiration of the Cadet Officers grew by leaps and bounds. My friends and I were never completely free. during that week. of the unsuitable lime-light that always follows public figures. Why. some days we received over five encores after particularly spectacular performances on the quarterdeck. Surely after reading the above. no doubt will remain in the heart of any Junior as to whom to follow in times of future crisis. In parting. I shall leave my motto. which has so far carried me through hell. mud, and slack party. "Keep your spiffy shone, check your hands, and don't smile."


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Cold winter dawn: a fngate alone at sea. and the line of the horizon. darkly Indistinct when the watch came on. now sharply defines the grey of sea and sky. Pitching easily with the swell as she cuts her way smoothly forward at this early hour. Silence holds her save for the steady hiss of the bow wave and the occasional rattle of the ngging. Astern a steady line of troubled surface marks her passing. Upon her frosted bridge the hooded watch stand with the drawn appearance of monkish ascetics The Officer of the Watch. mittened hands thrust deep within his convoy coat. leans back against the binnacle. his eyes calmy intent upon the horizon far ahead. The biting impact of the cold as the frigate cleaves through the frigid air seems to have no effect upon his expressionless face. MechanicaIly he glances down to

check her heading In the gyro repeater and returns his eyes to the horizon. The signalman. his visual skills unrequired this lonely morning. squeezes into his corner. alone and afar with his thoughts. The two lookouts stand rigidly facing forward. only occasionally stirring enough to scan the empty arc of the horizon. Earlier when they first came up they would have restlessly attempted to keep warm but now they passively accept the sweeping cold. Below. down the ladder in the wheelhouse, the austere dawn has pierced the misted glass of the ports. dispelling the darkness that greeted the watch when it formed up here earlier Then the erie blackness. broken only by the faint red glow of the gyro repeater, exercised a mystic effect on those told for the wheelhouse Soft-voiced con versation flowed with a quiet earnestness.



But now the cold light that enters. reveals a harsh reality and deathly stillness prevails The gash hands of the watch are sprawled about on the deck in sleep. Their petty officer sits back against the bulkhead. infinite patience and acceptance in his eyes. Only the erect helmsman is fully alert. protecting his seaman's pride by the steadiness of his course. Below. once more. along dark flats. under bulging hammocks. down slippery ladders through an air lock and into the suddenly overpowering heat of the boiler room



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Day or night. It makes no difference here. On the bridge, a bitter cold that numbs, a sullen grey sea and a dawning sky Down here. deep within her. intense heat, brilliant illumination and roaring boilers. A stoker petty officer looks on as a busy stoker peers into the flames, adjusts feed valves and checks pressure gauges. Glistening beads of perspiration stand on the foreheads of both men.

97 Back up the ladder, through the lock. briefly along the flat and down into the heated clangour of the engine room Here amid the throbbing of the lunging pistons and the hiss of escaping steam a pett), officer and two stokers stand watch. One stoker moves about oiling while his mate and the petty officer. coffee cups in hand, carry on a shouted conversation above the thunder of the engines. A momentary pause as the petty officer glances at some gauges and makes an entry in the log and the loud voiced conversation resumes. And now back to the upper deck, a few minutes climbing and once more there is the cold. the silence and the sight of sea and sky. Aft along the slippery deck, below the sponson. alongside the after chart house to the solitary station of the after life sentry. Patiently waiting his relief he stands alone in the cold of the morning. a hooded young ordinary seaman not long out of Cornwallis.


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The Adventures of Slack-Party Burtie Or An Ode to Morgan I'm Slack-Party Burtie, [ nse at five-thirty To put on my gal tors and webbing. A cold winters' morn [s beginning to dawn . And the frost through my bloodstream IS ebbing. Then downstairs [ go To prepare for the show, My boots must be shinY and black . [ whisk and I brush [n a hornble rush To get froust off my front and my back. [t takes but a jiffy To polish my spiffy For that early morning inspecllon; My brass must be clean With a shimmering sheen, Or else they might raise some object/on' Comes the inspection: (I'm far from perfectIOn) , They find stacks of froust on my back; Also they spy Gobs of filtheys on my lie , So they tell me I'm awfully slack. "For that ternble display Take five Circles'" they say. Then at last [ am through, and soon

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I'll have finished my day Of punishment "A," And can take off my gaitors at noon.

At last [ am done. The time has come When I'm freed from the Slack Party's plzght. But alas' and alack' My bed was too slack, So J go on defaulters tonight. When nine-thirty comes round Behold. J am found Before the Cadet Office door. They summon me in To be charged for my sin. In J march, and am standing before The D.C. S L Who leans back and says "Well?" And then they read out my cnme. "Y ou' II have to confesss Your bed was a mess! Is this not the second time? Your allitude's poor, Of that 1 am sure, And 1 actually shudder to think That If the Nauy ha.d you [n charg~ of a few Of lis ships, how qUickly they'd sink! An R.C.N. man Must be as sharp as he can, That's what the Navy expects. Why, If you'd a commission Your slack disposition \Vould reduce the whole Navy 10 wrecks! An improvement in you Is long overdue; You'd do well to heed what I say.


98 For a bed wIthout form Made with sheets that are tom Take one day's punishment 'A'." Back to Slack-Party. Burtie ! Fall in at twelve-thIrty. To me that 's familiar routine. Weanng my belt 111 the mess Cost me six , and no less. I'd know better by now It seems And so it goes on The whole day long l get circles for thIS and for that. If my boot-lace IS lunnkled, Or my collar es cnnkled, Or the crease 111 my pants has gone flat.


For tvencng Quarters Parade A list has been made Which the Adjutant reads out with glee. Circles for beds Or a mess en/ he heads Among those l find several for me. !vI y downtrodden life or /oel and of strife Has but one consolation. For ofT charge l must come To Joen en the fun Of the Royal Roads Graduation' Do they have an award for the poorest slackparry turnou t I

INITIATION WEEK (From "Sco ts Wha Hae")


Recruits. wha hac got all their breath (Take six') Recruits, wha can hear what a sentor saith (Out on the Square ). Welcome to a gory death (Obstacles this way!) Or to victory INITIATION DAy-


Now's the day and soon's the hours (1 400 . 20th Oct., 1954 ) Recruits wha can nae bow noe lower See approach proud seniors' power (C W C) Chains and slavery (Twe n ty four hours of the ball and chain) -GuN-Roo:,,! CONF-ERE~cr路

Wha will be a senior's slave.

Wha wIll fill a muddy grave (Blow bubbles!) Wha sae base as such a knave (Repeater). Let him turn and flee - INTO TIlE GULLY

Wha for Junior 's pride and law (RRSO's') Recruits wIll nae run sae slow (Last fifteen do it again') Junior finish or Junior fa'. Let him follow me (Over the hill!) ON CHARGE.

By oppression' s woes and pains, Circles run in servile chains. (Gaiters) We have drained our dearest veins But we shall be free (Skylark!) PILLOW FIGHT'

La y the proud Sentors low. Tyrants fall in every foe, Liberty's in every blow . Let us do or die .

A WEDDING IN THE LAB By G. H. HERBERT Parson Pascal offiCIated at a quiet little wedding in the General Scientific Lab . on Friday, November 13th. when he united in holy matrimony Florence Flask. only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erlenmeyer Flask. to Timothy Testube, eldest son of Mr and Mrs. Pyrex Testube The wedding was performed by the Itght of a Bunsen Burner. as the fragrance of ammonia floated through the Lab They entered to the strains of "The Laboratory Waltz, " played on the resonant tuning fork . The bride was charmingl y dressed In an array of clamps. etc., which was topped off by a beautiful 2-holed Cenco stopper and a string of

gorax beads hanging about her neck. a gift of the groom. The matron of honor, Miss Betty Beaker. was dressed quaintly with an original copy of the watch glass on her head FollOWing the ceremony. the wedding party returned to the Lab. where a reception was held for 20 guests at the home of the bnde's parents. Locker 16 The decorated table was centered by a threelayer wedding cake composed of many compounds and flanked by flowers In H20 A toast of sulphuric acid was made to the bnde by Peter Salt. Later in the week a "locker warming party" was held which went "off" with a great "explosion ..




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Quite a few years ago it was the practice of this department to carryon an exchange of ideas and customs with other service colleges. The United States Naval Acad emy originated this idea soon after the war intending to foster an understanding between the various naval colleges of the Western World. When Royal Roads changed successively from the Royal Canadian Naval College to the RCN-RCAF College and finally to a Canadian Services College the scope of exchange was broadened to include colleges of all three services. Lately this policy of keeping In touch was not carried out and the Loq did not carry any exchange articles. However , this year it was

decided to resuscitate the department by regaining those former contacts and by presenting articles about them. It is hoped thaI a continuation of this exchange policy will result in an ever-increasing degree of friendship between Royal Roads and other service Colleges. This year we are pleased to present articles on the Royal Military School of Belgium and the United States Air Force Academy, and a series of photographs from three naval colleges. Considerable widespread in ter-college correspondence has been carried on as well and we particularly wish to thank the Royal Naval Engineering College, Manadon, for excellent material and regret that a lack of space does not permit us to include it all here.



Soon after Belgium became an independent state in 183l, the need for an efficient officer corps to train its own armed forces resulted in the foundation of the Royal Military School in l834, situated in Brussels with the motto "Cum rege, pro Jure et honore." Its original purpose was to form officers for the artillery, the engineers, the staff corps, and the navy. In l840 a special section for the infantry and the artillery was created. The naval section ceased to exist in l862 and, on account of the creation of the Staff College in l869, the staff section also disappeared. From this date the Military School consisted of two sections only: Infantry and Cavalry on one side, Artillery and Engineers on the other. The duration of study was two years for the former section, and four years for the latter. During both World Wars the school was closed. In 1946 the college was reorganized in two sections: the "All Arms" section, covering three years, and the "Poly technical" section, covering five years, The Staff Organization, which comes directly under the Minister of National Defence, comprises the Director of Studies, the Director of Military Instruction and Education and the Commander of the Headquarters Company. The teaching staff is con trolled by the Director of Studies whereas the Director of Military Instruction and Education commands the Cadet Companies and the Educational Officer. T~e teaching staff is composed of Clvlltan and mtlltary professors, lecturers and repetitors,

To be admitted to the School. the candidates have to be graduates of classical or scientific humanities. Then they have to pass a series of examinations. Starting in April they are given medical. physical and psychotechnical tests, and a very thorough examination in the mother language, either French or Dutch since the country is bilingual. Those who succeed write examinations in history, geography and a second language at the end of June, and those who pass again go on in August to the final examinations in physics, chemistry and mathematics which are both written and oral. Before actually entering the Military School the candidates get their basic military instruction in a two months ' camp starting midSeptember They are still open for elimination. There, final decisions about admittance of candidates are made, on which occasion they receive the blue beret, the rank of corporal, and are accepted as cadets of the school. The whole event is accompanied by a colourful parade held in Brussels.



Life m the R.M.S. is characterized by mtense study: from 8 till 12 a. m and from 2 till 8 p.m. Of the weekly program three hours are spent m drill. three hours in motor-bike riding. and three hours in sports. Another three hours of sports. however, take place as early as 6 o'clock in the morning on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. About fifteen to eighteen lectures of 75 minutes duration take place a week. The same amount of free study time is provided. The remaining time is absorbed by lab-exercises. The cadets are frequently tested There is one oral test after any three lectures in all courses. After a substantial part of a course is covered there is a more extensive written and oral examination. After the summer holidays, from the end of july til1 mid-August, there is a review of all subjects followed by final oral examinations. One day a week is devoted to military training in the field. For these schemes the school uses its own transport. tank units, gun batteries and half tracks which are provided by a RACS company permanently stationed in the school. Each year a three weeks' training camp takes place in May. The purpose of the military instruction is to enable cadets to act after two years of study as infantry platoon commanders. After succeeding in their first year, cadets receive the rank of adjutant, which is the highest noncommissioned rank. Success in the second year is awarded with the rank of second-lieutenant. Cadets have to know both languages of the country equally well. and to attain this aim the school is run one week in Dutch and the other in French. Worth noting is a yearly

101 sports tournament between Sr. Cyr, the Royal Academies of Sandhurst and Breda. and the R.M.S. Each year the competition takes place m a different country On this occasion cadets have the opportunity of putting their courses m a second language and English to use. On graduating from the "AI1 Arms" section the cadets are posted to the Arm y or Air Force. Account is taken of their desired corps or branch as far as possible. Complementary military trammg IS also given in four-month courses in differen t "Arms Schools." After this course the young officers go to their units. Recently, naval ~andldates have been trained in foreign countries. To be admitted to the Poly technical section, the applicants must pass extensive examinations in mathematics. The programme of the studies is the same as the one in Belgian Universities for graduates in engineering. On reaching their fifth year the cadets are directed into one of four specialities: Armament and Ballistics, Construction and Demolition. Telecommunications. and Automobile Mechanics. Cadets of the "All Arms" section are promoted to second-lieutenan ts and go on to the School of Applied Science. where they wil1 spend their remaining three years. AI1 promotions or terms bear a number. At the presen t momen t the first year "AI1 Arms" promotion (junior term) is the 94th and the first year "Poly technical" promotion is the 1 09th. The whole of the Military School forms the first battalion of the Belgian Army. In both World Wars graduates of the establishment brought credit to both the School and the cou n try.



(From Informal ion supplied by Thomas F. Corrigan. LI. Colonel, USAF) The United States Air Force is currently In the process of setting up an academy to train aircrew officers for the regular and reserve forces. Temporary accommodation for the first cadets has been arranged at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, Colorado. The permanent site of the academy wil1 be constructed at the foot of the Rocky Mountains near Colorado Springs. Colorado. On July II, 1955. the first class of three hundred cadets will be admitted The candidates for entry must be nom mated by a Senator or Congressman. All cadets will be selected on the basis of competitive examinations of col1ege entrance level. Of course, a good general character and personal ity. and a knowledge of aviation are also desired Men in a military service may also apply for the

entrance into the academy. A well-rounded education. including the social humanities. science and athletics, with emphasis on the study of English wil1 be given at the Academy. An airmanship program to train the cadet as a qualified aerial navigator will be given as a continuous course during the four college years. In addition to the navigation training. a short flight training course is to be given to senior cadets Intensive pilot training is to be given to suitable personnel after graduation from the academ y. During the course of their n3vigation training. the cadets will make a number of training flights every year. The academic curriculum deals with two primary areas of learning. namely humanities and scientific studies. Among other subjects the humanities courses include philosophy. history. and a foreign language. The scientific study provides the future career officers with a fundamental knowledge of the Aeronautical



Sciences. In the senior year. subjects such as aerodynamics and aircraft design are included in the course The courses are related to aircraft equIpment and aviation problems rather than to purely theoretical situations. Sports and physical training will be an important part of the Academy life. An extensive program of intramural and intercollegiate competition in a wide range of sports will. be included. Football. soccer. hockey. wresthng and baseball will be Included in the sports program. After the cadet body has expanded with time. games with Annapolis and West Pomt are quite probable


During the summer months. cadets will make field trips throughout the United States to visit Air Force installations and learn the practical aspects of flying. Courses of instruction will be given in the firing of automat ic weapons and the operation of auxiliary aircraft equipment and manoeuvre. A four-week leave is granted to cadets during the summer Except in the freshman year. additional leave is given at Christmas. The United States Air Force Academy promises to be one of the foremost military colleges in the world.

R.M.C. NEWSLETTER In September No. 2140 Air Commodore D. A. R. Bradshaw. D.F.C. CD .. succeeded No. 1137 Brigadier D. R. Agnew. CBE .. CD .. as Commandant of R.M.C Early in October the Annual Meeting of the R.M.C Club of Canada coincided with the Opening Exercises. at which General Sir Neil Ritchie. G.B.E.. KCB .. D.S O. M.C. was Inspecting Officer Colonel K. H Tremain. O.B.E .. E.D .. was elected President of the Club to succees Lieutenant-Colonel R R. Labatr. This was an important meeting for Royal Roads since under the new constitution "Gentlemen who have received their Honourable Discharge from Royal Roads or Le College Militaire ROyal shall be admitted to Associate Membership upon their making written application to the General Council. Associate members shall enjoy all the privileges of ordinary members but shall have no vote at meetings of the Parent Club." 01 course if you go on to R.MC you are still eligible for full voting membershIp The R.M C vs. Queen's UniversIty football game. which takes place on the Saturday of the Ex-Cadet Weekend. was won by R.M.C this year. A few days later the College was viSIted by Major-General the Rev Canon V J Pike. Chaplain-General to the British Forces. who delivered an address to the Cadets Later in the month the College was visited by Sir Robert Watson-Watt who opened the Lecture Series with an address on "Electronics and the Serviceman" SIr Robert invented radar in 1934. In November the Recruits' Obstacle Course was held. followed by an unusually boistrous "Lids-Off." which means that the Recruits have all the prIvileges of the Fourth Year (except that the.y must still double the Square and may not prefer charges). until midnight. Later in the month the College was addressed by Abbe Arthur Maheux. the distinguished educator. on the topic "Lubricating National Frictions ...

At the end of January the College was visited by the Advimry Board. This was the first post-war meeting of the Board and representatives of Royal Roads and CM.R. were present. The representative of Royal Roads is W. A. Mather. President of the CP.R In February the Cadet Wing was addressed by Dr W. E. Trueman. Chairman of the National Film Board. who gave an account of the work being done under his direction. The Recruits' Cakewalk was held early in March. This is about the sixtieth annual presentation of the show. which is put on by the Recruit class for the amusement of the rest of the College. At the end of the entertainment the custom is that the Commandant presents a huge cake to the recruits and the CWC grants them a "'Lids-Off." The annual R.M C -U.S M.A hockey game took place at West Point this year E. H Garrard. a former CWC at Royal Roads. scored one goal In thIS game. which R M.C won 3-2. The Cadet Wing is. this year. the largest ever Of the 403 Cadets. 96 are ex-R.R. A representative group of seven Cadets of CM.R Joined the Second Year of the College in September These-the first to Join R.M.C from CM.R. have been well integrated into the Wing. They will be joined by the remainder of CM.R.路s initial intake class in the fall of 1955. All the CSL's of Squadrons this year have been graduates of Royal Roads. No. I Sqn has C A. Shook. a former Editor of the Log. No 2 Sqn has W H Johnston. a former President of the SenIor Gunroom No.3 Sqn has G. R. Skinner. who was Secretary Treasurer of th~ Camera Club and an outstanding member of the Rifle Team No 4 Sqn has W. H. Jopling. one of the finest all-round men Roads has produced No. 3923 Cdt. G. Mainer. Assistant Editor. The Marker.





EDITOR'S NOTE The Staff extends its thanks to all those ex-cadets who have contributed to or communicatzd with the Log this year Special men tion should be made of the fine efforts of Lieutenant Joy. Dr. Schieder and Professor Cook. who so gladly supplied assistance and organized the material. The Log was faced with a slight shortage of material from some of the earlier terms this year. an understandable dilemma It would be well to improve this situation in the future. however. as added information would un-

doubtedly mcrease many pleasant assoCIations of the past. An effort was made to retam as much as possible of the author's natural style and humour in each class report. In many cases. however. that information has been supplemented or condensed as was necessary. We hope that the section has been improved by these few changes. and that it will provide interesting reading to the ex-cadets of Royal Roads. THE EDITOR

CLASS OF 1943 By C. L. HOPKINS C. L. HOPKINS is working on the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Staff. Dockyard. Halifax. He is the proud father of twin sons. born in June. 1954. H. C. AR SDORF is on S.N.A.M. at HMCS SHE! RWATFR. Twins. a boy and a girl. were born to his wife in June. 1954. A. L. COLLIER took a dagger Navigation Direction course in England in the fall of 1954. He took over as Navigator in HMCS MAGNIFI CENT a short time later. C. G. PRATT is to be taking the Dagger N.D. course in England in the spring of 1955. and is then to be Squadron Navigator of the 1st Canadian Escort Squadron. His ship will be HMCS ALGONQUIN. A. B. TORRIE relinquished command of HMCS PORTAGE when she paid off into the reserve. N. E. CLAYARDS is at the T.A.S. School HMCS STADACONA. The second visit of the proverbial stork is expected soon at Chez CIa yards. D. R. CHASSELS retired from the RCN in the fall of 1954 to attend U.B.C. He is attending the Theological School there. with the object of taking orders in the Church of Eng land in Canada. D. S. JONES became Engineering Officer in HMCS IROQUOIS in the summer of 1954

J J. MACBRIEN won the American D.F.C. m operations in Korea. while on exchange With the U.S N. He is now at Naval Headquarters In Ottawa. P. G. MAY is serving on the staff of SACLANT In Norfolk. Va .. U.S.A. R. W. J. COCKS is commanding an Avenger Squadron on HMCS MAGNIFICENT.

H. J. WADE is appointed to the staff of the Department of Torpedo Anti-Submarine Warfare in Ottawa. He is currently on course in England. R. A. SHIMMIN is stationed at Naval Head路 qua rters. Otta wa K. R. CROMBIE is serving in COND in Hamilton. He is said to be contemplating the commercial aspect of tree farming in the Niagara Peninsula. A. B. C. GERMAN is Staff Officer "G" with CANAV BRIT. J. G. WATERS is working at the Communications School. HMCS CORNWALLIS. N. R. MILLEN is Navigating Officer aboard HMCS ONTARIO. M. A. CONSIDINE is a Communicator with Can. Flag Pac. H. G. J. WALLS is taking humanities at U.B.C. Lou SPENCE is well established at Toronto JON NICHOL. too. is well established at Vancouver. B.C. BOB McLEAN recently left V.S. 881 to join HMCSR VENTURE at Esquimalt. B.C. BING KILPATRICK is a Lt. RCR (R). RTD. living in Halifax, N.S. The suggestion has been raised and supported by Bing and several others of the class of '4"3 that a Memorial Trophy be contributed to commemorate those of the class who lost their lives in Korean action: Ross ANNETT. WILLY SPENCER and JOHN MURPHY. As soon as an accurate address list has been compiled it may be possible to contact each member of the' 4:1 class about such action. In any case, the Ex Cadet Club would appreciate any views of class members about the trophy.




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CLASS OF 1944 BROOKS, G. W. S. - Bud IS still 10 the prairies now serving as a school relations officer near Regina. Norah, wife, Debby, daughter and Bud spend many of their leaves in Victoria staying with his parents. CAl\!ERON. A K.-Casey is back at sea as supply officer of the CAYUGA. We were all very sorry to hear of the unexpected death of his wife Peggy who died in the fall of 1954. Four of the pall bearers were ex-cadets: Bud Smith, Dave Manning. Dunc McNichol and Danny Marcus COCHERAi\!. A M.-AI came west to become rhe "Flag" to Flag Officer Pacific Coast. He is now usually seen resplendent with aiguillettes and full of ceremony. COTE. J. P -Jacques is back In his native Quebec serving as a staff officer to a Reserve Naval Air Squadron. Fox. A. E.-Alex is the acting e.0. of the Navy's first jet flight. He and his wife have one child and arc due to have another. FRANK. J F -Johnny is still in Halifax and hke all the engineers has been promoted to Lleut -Cdr. (E). JFLLETT. J 0 Dave IS the officer in charg~ of the navigation and direction training centre at H M e.S NADE:-..! in EsqUlmalt. JOY. H D -Don IS completing his second year as a squadron commander at Royal Roads He expects to go to sea In September. Bev still takes a very activ~ KOESTER, e. B Interest in the Navy He comes back every year to Royal Roads to teach navigation to the U N.T.D cadets. Bev IS now a school teacher. MARCUS. D. L Danny has worked himself Into poor health although recently he looks

much- better. He is still working as a supply officer in H.M.e. Dockyard, Esquimalt. MACLEAN, R. e.-Doughey is the father of two children and a bonnier two we have rarely seen. He is now at H.M.e.S. VENTURE paying for his athletic sins at CORNWALLIS and SHEARWATER where he was an ardent footbali player. MACPHERSON, J. A.-Ian is the first of the term to make Time Magazine. He was apparently caught pulling an umbrella down over some duchess' head in Quebec. He is in Ottawa as an aide to the Governor General. NASH, D. P.-Pat is the first in our term to be promoted and is now a Lieut.-Cdr. (E). NEV, M. F.-Mike was killed in Kenya this year while serving with the Kenya Police Force. N!VE'N, R. K.-Dick is a navigator. He and Dave Jellett are the stalwarts that run the navigation training centre in H.M.e.S. NADEN Dick is more of a free lance navigator and is shortly to take up an appointment to H.M.e.S. CRESCENT. REYNOLDS, E. K.-Ted is still the sports director of CJVI in Victoria. He broadcasts all the local sports events and is becoming a local celebrity ROWLEY. H.-Envy strikes again. Another engineer has been promoted to Lieut.-Cdr. ahead of the rest of his term. SANfORD, F. A.-See above. SMlTH, R. N. G.-Bud was the supply officer of H.M.e.S LABRADOR when it made its epic North West passage this summer. WIGGS, E A.-Ed has not been very well this last year He is still at H M e.S SHEAR\\' \TER in Dartmouth. N.S.

CLASS OF 1945 By ED COSI'ORD ROGER MORR!S-practislng law In Toronto, expecting his second child in January, 1955. The first is a girl. "Deborah." He owns a comfortable bungalow in North York and a beautiful red convertible PETER LAWSON, hVlng In Toronto selling He recen tl y beplastics throughout On tario came engaged to June Marler of Montreal (Transport Mlnlster's daughter) and he will be married in May in Montreal. AL SUTHERLAND--is now 10 second year law at the University of Toronto Law Faculty and was 9th in a class of 55 last spring. His father died last year and the family arc now

!tvlng in the centre of the city north of the University. BOB STONE- is a stock and bond ban in a good Toronto brokerage house, doing well. several children, charming wife. PETER CORNELL-is the first In the class of 41 to attain the rank of Lieutenant Commander (R) and held that rank while commanding a Bangor Minesweeper based at HMCS STAR on the Great Lakes during this past summer. He IS now finishing off his PhD. Thesis in Economics at Harvard University and acting as a part tim~ lecturer in economics. Holds an Imperial Oil Company Scholarship. Married and has several children. He is as jovial and rotund as ever, the most salty of all the VRs.



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GRAHA,\I DAwso;-,; - is approaching th~ deliverance of fourth child (wIfe more actively concerned), the construction business in Britisb Columbia is keeping him thoroughly occupied His firm had a good sbare of the con tract for the recent new Burrard Bridge in Vancouver He writes tbat he now bas con tracts as wIdespread as \Vhltehorse and Fort MacMurray, and is enjoying a good volume of business In SpllC of stiff competition. DAVE MATHER--<onttnues wtth the Kim berley Clark paper interests and has recently been transferred from the paper-making operations in tbe Northern Ontario wildernesses to the head offices in New York City Has 2 children and lives some 35 miles out of the City In Connecticut. PITER MACKELL-is now practising law in Montreal with the same firm as BilI Tetleypartners in practice so to speak. He report:; that be has been invited out every weekend evening for the last three months. His conversational abilities and equipment remain at a high level (it is reported that he now bas an aIrmail subscription to "New Yorker"). No SIgn of Pete leaving the fair young multitudes for tbe limited fields of marriage BILL TFTLEY-BilI is now coming along weIl in his practice of law in Montreal-he has become engaged in recent weeks, to a charming Montreal girl of like tastes and interests-nam~ IS Rosslyn Abrams (I haven't yet had the pleasure of meeting the young lady and hope that that is the correct speIling for her last name -1 think so). Their marriage should take place in the springtime. BOB MULLAN - "Moon" returned from Ven~zuela on leave this past fall and was partying with old term mates in Montreal. He is operating tbe accounting department of a power company in that country (a Canadian company operating In Venezuela). He is married and has several children. (His wife is Irish.) BOB HA:-'IPSON-very busy being successful tn the insurance business and remains unmarried. His cbief passion is golf, which he plays well and serious I y. DOUG EVERETT-is busy at both business and the practice of law in the city of Winnipeg. Is married. CHRIS WANKLYN - is working away at being a successful author. He recently returned to Montreal for a holiday after an absence of some four or five years. He has been in Morocco workIng on a novel for which he was given an advance by an English publishing house. Chris is a vcry serious youn~ man about thIS business and evidently is conSIdered to be WIth talent in the craft of writing. I thtnk he IS stilI unmarried. PAUL SAMPSON-Paul has just returned to Montreal WIth the General Electric Company, wttb which he bas been associated since McGiIl


He left Toronto last September and has spent the tnterventng ttme In Peterborough where he has been widening hIS knowledge of Switch Gear Paul will now be doing sales work for four years and a half in the technical and administrative SIde of the bUSIness. JIl\.l PATERSON-JIm IS now in London, England, with the Alumtnium Company's British and European sales office. Jim has a very fine position as one of four sales supervisors in this large European and Near Eastern market. HIS wife and two children have Wesaw him in settled with hIm in London. Toronto at his brotber's wedding last October for which he flew bcak to Canada. Jim's brother and I had been sbaring a room until his marriage in a house we had rented. DAVE COM:-'ION-the Reverend D. L. Common is now studying medicine and preaching and doing parish work in one of the London cburches in addition. He bas a wife, Laura, who is achieving some fame as a writer of plays and dramas for the BBe. She recently had a one-hour play produced under the direction of Val Gielgud ED CosroRD--Ed IS now a member of the Bar of the Province of Ontario, in addition to that of Quebec. He articled in Toronto during last summer and wrote his exams and was caIled in September. He is now working away at learning the common law and practicing in Toronto at the same time. His book on the Continental Shelf in the field of Public International Maritime Law is slowly taking shape. The manuscript should be finished by the end of the summer of 1955. It wiIl be published under the auspices of tbe Canadian Institute of International Affairs by the Carswell Company Limited, law publishers. Ed is living in one of the unique bachelor households of Canada. A group of young men, counting among their number Bob Paterson (Jim's brother), George Currie, Ian McGibbon and Paul Samson rent large, comfortable, well-furnished houses in the central area of the City and live in style and comfort under the style of "Bachelors Unlimited" with the aid and comfort of their good housekeeper. Paul and Bob are no longer with the group. George will be leaving to get married in April. Ian is off to New Zealand at the end of January, an astonishing illustration of the relative mobility of young men in our country. The names of a few more term mates now come to mind. I have heard nothing in recent years of BILL LOVER. BONZO FOWLER or GEORGE PRANZ. BUCK BRANDER is now reported to be a qualified Pharmacist and to be working in Wallaceburg, Ontario. AL SUTHERLAND says that Buck graduated a year or two ago from the Ontario College of Pharmacy. He is married.




CLASS OF 1946 By PETER MORSE J. 1. McGibbon is working for Abitibi. He IS now in New Zealand teaching the natives how to run their industries. J. S. Ker spent a year at Guelph taking agriculture and is running a farm at St. Thomas R. W. Smith, another recent convert to the ranks of married men, is City Editor of th~ Ottawa Evening Journal Dunn is stationed at Currie Barracks in Calgary with the Army Provost Corps. G. W. Osborne has a job in the public relations end of the Ontario Hydro. K. D. Mills is in medicine at Western. He will undoubtedly become one of Canada's leading doctors. A. T. Hunter is practising medicine in London, Ontario, and is undoubtedly already one of Canada's leading doctors. D. B. McRimmon IS taking law at Osgoode R. A. Wisener is in the investment business in Toronto, as can easily be seen by the rising stock prices. A. H. Zimmerman is a chartered accountant, residing in Toronto.

Hugh McDonald is practising law with a leading Winnipeg legal firm. He has just returned from a short trip to New York, Miami and other points south of the border. Norm Elsey is still with Wood Gundy but has been living in Calgary for some time now. He has one son, Brent. Pete Morse is still engaged in the law business here in Winnipeg. He is now married. Pete recently put in an ardent plea to the Log for a free copy of this year's edition. G. C. Hyatt is living in Vancouver On hiS return home by plane from Toronto recently, he had a short, "between-planes" reunion with Pete Morse. Jack Manore recently finished a long "C" course, but his present whereabouts are unknown. P. L. S. McCullough-Lt. is on the staff of N.D. at H.M.C.S. STADACONA. He is the father of a son born on December 23, 1954. A. P. Campbell-Lt., on the staff of H.M.S. EXCELLENT for one year. - J. A. Fulton-Lt., stationed at the Gunnery School. H.M.C.S. STADACONA. C. B Hase-Lt., is Engineer Officer in H.M.C.S. PENETANG, and is living in Dartmouth with his wife and son "Christopher." A proud father; you should see the pictures!

CLASS OF 1947 By Toy - No 262 BOB MONTGOMERY - No. 247 SAl\!

Your western co-responden ts report as follows: errors, libels, slanders and omiSSions excepted-of course. In the statistical department -of fifty known members in the class there have been twentyseven matrimonial connections resulting in the procreation-at the moment-of a total of twenty-eight and a half bairns. (This total includes some which as yet have not attained unit status). Unfortunately at divisions the following members did not muster and have been awarded two days slack party: LA~!BIE, NURSE, REFORD, STEELE, and WALES. The overseas representatives whose correspondence did not reach us in time for this epistle, and who may be contacted through H.M.C.S. NIOBE, London, are ELLIS, HAYES, HENLEY (skiing in Switzerland at Christmas), BAYLEY, HOPKINS (expected back in Canada about May), McLEAN, RUSK (Harry was married in Hamilton in December before he went overseas), and SMITH (now attached to the R.N.) KNOX路

LEET is with the R.C.A.F. at North Lulfenham. MESSRS. CREERY and GRAHAM are free-lancing journalists on British tabloids. D.N. will soon join the happy throng, as he is presently on a world encircling tour and was last reported as a charter member in the Bombay Bicycle Club In the land of milk and honey at H.M.C.S NIAGARA is WEE WILLIE (believe it or not men, \VILLIE has lost his state of bachelorhood) and MURWIN (who leads the field in baby bonus collections). On the domestic scene, we have SALTY BOB in Montreal. father of one and employed by c.l.L. SPRINGER ATKINSON, presently is engaged in straining the muscles of the most recent edition of naval cadets under the Venture Plan -COL WOOD run anyone? BURP presently is engaged in T.A.S. (not Telephone Answering Service) at Naden. BETHUNl' is now living in a new home in Burlington, Ont., and is working in the field of electrical engineering. BILINGUAL BRENCH i~ meeting the public for c.1.L. in Montreal. and now wishes he had brushed a little closer to "Tess" and "Side Pockets Sam."





K.D.B. is designing skyscrapers for a firm of architects in Vancouver. J.Y. is the E.O. in H MCS. TORO:-<TO Looking forward to a shore appointment soon. ( Aklavik?) COHRS is causing short circuits in the electrical school in Halifax, along with COSTAR who is causing even shorter circuits in the same location. MEATBALL IS in Toronto sawing bones in the postgraduate field and playing the odd hand of bridge Celibate GEORGf NAPIER will remove the adjective shortly (April 16) As a:ways h !s motto remains 路路Sanitation for the Nation" or bigger and better outhouses. DAY is selling insurance in Now has a family of two-both insured. FATHER DESCHAMPS is finishing his final year at McGill in engineering and will no doubt take top marks in the art of watering down cement. FEEZER-still unattached-is in Halifax. FROST married to an Irish lassie has donned the pin stripe again and is enrolled at the University of Alberta. HORN has returned to his native British Columbia. BEAVER was here in Vancouver in MAGNIFICENT along with DOBIE DICK in November. DOBIE. the most experienced man in the field. was appointed a committee of one to investi 路 gate the most recent case of adulteration of the "Maggie's" alcohol. S. l. KER is in Ontario assisting ROBIN HAYWARD with the training of seamen. A proud father IS he, as are all the fathers of the term. Another CA. this year will be KNOBBY KING, in Montreal.

DIA~IO"D JIM completed a voyage, under sail. from Halifax to VictOrIa in the H.M.CS. ORIOLE as navigating officer. Was admitted to the bar in Quebec in December, 1954.

RED QUAIN. B.A. B.Co'\I .. B.C.L.. C.A .. LA and T.P.R. (tenllls player of repute) is now" member of his father's firm in Ottawa, and is willing to spend your money. do your adding or subtracting, and is willing to tell you how to get into trouble. GABBY DICK REID is with T CA. fiYlllg the New York to Toronto run RICHARDS who has had his father's law practice dumped in his lap since October surprisingly enough still has found time to get himself engaged. HERB THOI\,IAS is in his fifth year of medicine at Queen's-still an ardent summer sailor. DAL is now married and living in his own private sin bin. with lWO dogs and his wife, of course. From all reports he is workingwith Canada Life Assurance Co.-some of the time. He remains, he reports to your co respondents-"temperate, quiet and unassuming." WISHART who will complete his CA. course this October is living in Toronto. He is working with CLARKSON GORDON by day and the proud father of SUSAN by night. HAPPY WELLS is with T,CA. in Vancouver and circles the College periodically, RATCLIFFE is now a Direction Officer in MAGNIFICENT, Your co-respondent hopes to be called to the S,C Bar in the spring, or will accept the call to any bar at the slightest invitation,

CLASS OF 1948 By F. D, MALLOCH Nineteen fifty-four has seen many of the mem bers of the term of '48. both service and civilian occupied once again with courses educational-be it courses marital or courses intellectual. Perhaps the most newsworthy "civvie" is GEORGE COWLEY. "Kelly" was last heard of working as a salesman in Dakar (or was il Algiers?) and planning a trip across the Sahara Desert' "BUTTONS" McDONALD, AL MORRIS and JACK WATSON are all in England on Long T.A,S. courses Al and Jack have recently become blushing bridegrooms, while Buttons has already two "blooming" yo.ung lllIJpers, "CLUEY" ATWOOD. an aeronautIcal englll eer ,

is on a "Dagger" course in the U.K, and no doubt is "walking on air." having recently been married "PANCHO" COSTIN and HUGH PLANT have jusl completed long "N" courses in England, Hugh also navigates a baby carriage complete with little girl when not tied up with an R.N. tactical course, while Pancho has returned to Canada with wife, June. and has joined "Maggie." JIM KNOX. now an engineer, is taking a Dagger "E" course at Greenwich, and has successfully "engineered" an engagement to a young lady from Plymouth, Returning to this side of the Atlantic, at CORNWALLIS we have "ALGY" LOWE, happily married to a Halifax girl and taking a long communications course, Also at CORNWALLIS. with wife and young son, is "BOOTS" BOOTH. employed as divisional officer for new entries,



Algy and Boots are about to be knocked int.o shape by "KNOCKFR" WHYTE. a newly quallfied P \'1 R.T specialist posted to CORNWALLIS. and one of our few RC.N bachelors. Also unmarried, and also on the east coast are CRAIG BALSON. an aeronautical engineer at SHEARWATER and "DAN BUOY" CURRIE, taking a long electrical course at STADACONA Tbis will be a surprise, but Don always was one for a change of view' "JOLK" A'IDRFW is an engineer, tbe proud fatber of tWIns, and when last heard of was helping to keep steam up aboard H.MC.S. Q\.,fBI路C If our information is correct. this would make him a ship mate of ER'l11 MCCliBBIN who is married and an electrical engineer of fairly long standing. "WABBIT" MORTON tied the matrimonial splice last September and is now serving in H.M.C.S. MICI\IAC while DlNNY PRATT, reportedly still single, is a "ball of fire electrical officer" aboard one of the Tribal destroyers Last but not least in tbe east is TED LISTER wbo now has two youngsters and expects to graduate in 1955 from Dalbousie witb a B A. in economics and pbilosophy After completing a surface and aIr operations course near Chicago, "MURCH" MURISON has headed west, togetber with new family, to join H M.C.S. CAYUGA. ROBBIE YOUNG (that old married man with a little girl and boy) is already in CAYUGA and has JUSt finisbed 13 1 2 months in the Far East "GUNDER" MILES, electrical officer in H.M.C.S HURON, IS on bis way home after a spell in the Korean area. Also on the west coast are HAI\IISH BRIDG:-"IAN, now first lieutenant of FORTUNE and PETER SHIRLEY who is supply officer in H M C S. STETTLER and the proud father of a young son. Tbe McGill "Red men " bave had to get along without BOBBIE "ICAL! IS1TR as be is now witb Consolidated MInIng and Smelting Co. ill Trail. B.C., and IS also married Also "out west' IS BOB McBURNfY, but that IS all w~ know The trails of "MOUSf" RIDDELL and "G.B" WHYTE are buried even deeper We hope to hear of them soon That man with "head In the clouds" IS BRUCE SHEASBY, for not only IS he a flight-


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lieutenant in the R.C.A F. (presently In France) but be has a wife and young son' Heading back to Oakville, Ont, we have PETER MCINTYRf WIth the Bell Telephone Co. a wife, and a little girl. In Kingston (not in the "Pen") are Pr'TFR HILL, with his own insurance business, and "SMITTY" SMITH, a recently married and full-fledged CA. with Dupont of Canada. ROBIN LECKIL is with tbe R.C.N Ottawa "LECK" owns an MG. and "Pointer" dog , WALLY TILDEN is also Ottawa, is married with two young fry, and manager of Tilden Rent-A-Car Co.

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Here in Montreal we are fully equipped to handle all manner of troubles. We just lack medical doctors-bowever, we do know some pretty nice nurses, and we do have a doctor of ph )'sics in the person of "OZZIE" OSBORNE, PH.D., who is quite newly married and a research physicist witb Canadian Marconi Co. If you have legal troubles, see MARC BRIERE or "JENNY" PROVOST, both are lawyers and both are married with one child eacb. If its financial difficultIes, go to SA!>.! CARPENTER or "EDDIE" PRICE (wbose twins are now three years old, by the way) Sam was married last fall and has just completed his CA. (passing bis exams on tbe first crack) Eddie is presently with McDonald, Currie \'1 Co. and is continuing with his CA "TURBO" LABELLE, married and an architect, stands ready to design you a home and or a moustache ~ If you need insurance we bave "BUCK" SIRCOM and TIM COUGHTRY with tbe Sun Life, Tim is selling successfully, believe me~ Buck looks after any irate customers and in addItion is takIng four courses at Sir George Williams College. In the engineering field are "IRON HORSE" ROWLANDS with the Diesel Engine Dept. of Fairbanks-Morse, "JE"NY" POITRAS (recently returned from a scbolarship tour of European industry) who is married and a field engineer for Sir Robert McAlpine. general contractors, and DAVEY MALLOCH in the Plant Engineering Dept of Northern Electric.

CLASS OF 1949 BI/ HARVEY KNIGHT LORNf BROuGHTON was marrIed last December. His wife's name is LorraIne Mean while Lorne is instructing navIgators at Winnipeg. "B A." HOWARD is still leadIng the race with two boys and a girl In hIS spare tIme he's doing some engineering in Toronto, and living on Saranac St. NOEL (GABBY) LYON spent a weekend in Ottawa recently wbile on course at the Instrument Flying School at Centralia. He'll

be back at tbe C \'1 R Squadron at Vancouver shortl y H '\NI, T A:-"IOWSKI has finIshed his ~lcond season WIth the Ottawa Roughridcrs and managed to stay alive He even bad enough energy left over to court a Toronto girl named Freida whom be married recently. Hank is in Tclccomm here at Rockcliffc. ANDY CLARKE is also with us here in the capacity of Nav Leader with 408 Pboto Squadron. Gus WITT paid a recent visit to Ottawa from the balmy




city of Vancouver where he IS Telecomm Officer He tel1s me that S\IITTY and RAY E:-'IERSm,; are hiding out In the bush somewhere at a couple of radar stations , KE:-;NY LEWIS and CURLY CHARRON are both enjoying the pleasures of Germany, Curly as an intel1igence officer at Zweibrucken and Ken as a fighter pilot at the edge of the Black Forest near Baden Baden BILL PETERSO:-.1, CARL LONG\IUIR, BILL MARSH and PAT MAXWELL are all found tucked away at Grostenquin or "gross tin can" in France , The first three fly Sabres while ,\1ax handles the logistics. Speaking of supply people. where is DOUG LrSS? lowe him a drink. PAT HIGGS marrIed a school teacher at Fort Churchill. became the father of twins and r haven't heard of his whereabouts since, Maybe the shock was too much for him I understand that HI CARSWELL is instructing at Claresholm on an aircraft more his own size It has been

told ~o me that RAY HOWfY is now flYIng a desk In the A'r Plans branch of Air Division at ;\letz, France , I couldn't believe it without seeIng it. so TED DrLO:-':G Invited me over to witness his own domesticity in Halifax where he's with the MarItime \Varfare School DAN F:\RRFLL "t last reports was stil1 instructing Radio Officers at Clinton Tarnowski tells me th,lt Ro:-.: FORTIER, recently married, commutes on business between Montreal and Ottawa FRED MOORE, stIll in the test pilot business with the RCAF, is now testing CF 100's with AVRO, Toronto, after his spel1 at Canadair r spent an enjoyable two hours with RIP KIRBY, DICK H \, IILTON and ROGER SWEENY in the wardroom of Rip's ship last summer, (HARVlY K0IIGHT is a transport jockey with 412 (T) Squadron, at RCAF Station Rockel iffe,)

CLASS OF 1950 By SEVERAL ALLISON, W, C.-Seen at Sal rna, B,C .. last summer, and is believed to be working in the East, ARSENAULT, G - Studied at Ohio State University last year, and hopes to lecture at R,M,C. this year, Guy is getting married shortly, BARBEAU, A,-Andre is still studying for his M,D, at the University of Montreal. BELL, R, J, M,-Ricky's busy life with the Ld,D,H, (R,C.) in Calgary does not prevent him from keeping in touch with the other members of his term, BELLAII.lY, C. P,-Pete is still working near Kitimat, B,C. BLACK, K, R -Ken is a lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Dragoons. He is at present stationed at Petawawa, BULL. R, W,-Bob is a lieutenant in Lord Strathcona's Horse: he has just been posted from the regiment to the R,C.A,C.C. school. Gunnery Wing, at Meaford, Ont, He received two Belgian decorations in October, 1954, for his actions in a period in which he was attached to a battalion of Belgian infantry in Korea, Bob was married to a Victoria girl in August. 1954, CHASTER, W C.-Lieutenant in the R,C.N married and has one child StatIoned at H,M,S, DOLPHIN, where he is taking a submarine course, COCKBURN, R,-Bob is with STAN EASSON in a Sabre squadron (No, I Fighter Wing, stationed at Marnille, France), CRICKARD, F, W,-Fred is a lieutenant in the R,C.N, at STADACONA doing a pre-gunnery course

CU.\I:-'llNG, J. M,-Married to an ex-R,N, wren officer Has one child, Now serving In H,M C.S, SIOUX as navigating officer. COTARAS, C. Married, and serving In U:-':G-\\,A, a coastal mine-sweeper. DES '\ULLES, H, P,-Hank is zone supervisor for Traders' Finance Co, in Montreal. DEVLIN, J, K,-Joe is a lieutenant in the 4th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, stationed at Camp Utopia, N,S, GEDDES, J, L.-John was seen at Salmo, B,C., last summer. He is now working at a bank in Trail. B,C. GERMAIN, V, L.--Still studying at McGill. HAI\\.\IOND, G, F,-Gary is a lieutenant in the 4th R.C.H,A" stationed at Camp Utopia, HARLEY, G, p, - Peter was working for General Electric last year, and now at the Harvard School of Business Administration in Boston, rLSLEY, C.-"Chuck" is a lieutenant in the R,C.N, (Supply), Is now stationed at H,M,C.S, VENTURE as captain's secretary, He is married and has a son born in June, 1954, KERR, J, S,-Working for Taylor Forge and Pipe in Toronto, LOOMIS, D, G.-Dan is a lieutenant in the 1st Battalion R,C.A, and is stationed at London, Ont. Dan graduated from Queen's University with honours in chemical engineering in May, 1954, McEWEN, W G Wes is with the R,C.A,F, in Europe, McKEE, I F -In the R,C.N , on the East Coast McLOUGHLIN, E P,-"Duke" is a flying officer stationed at Gimli, Man He IS sports car editor for the station paper there

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MAINGUY, D N. Dan married Susan Wainwright last January; IAN WISHART was best man, and HENRI DESSAULI ES was the other member of the class present. Dan is now in H.M.C.S. ALGONQUIN. MILLER, M. C. - Mike is a civil engineel graduate from the University of Toronto. He is working for the City of Toronto In the engineering department. MOFFAT. A. C.-Monte is a lieutenant in (he 4th R.C.H.A., stationed at Camp Utopia. NELLES. W. A.-A lieutenant in the R.C.N .. stationed at CORNWALLIS supervising ordinary seaman training. OKROS, R. D.-Dick IS now married. His wife is the former Aileen Smyth of Victoria. They have two children. Dick is gunnery officer of H.M.C.S. MICMAC . PAGNUTTI. J. P.-Joe is in the engineering branch, R.C.A.F., stationed at Vancouver. His work concerns the training of reserve tradesmen. PARIZEAU. M.-Married. and now studying in England. PATTERSON , D. C. - Attended McMaster University in Hamtlton last year with HERB PITTS. Herb is now in the Queen's Own Rifles. PEACOCK. R. S. - Bob is still in Calgary with the P.P.c.L.I.. at Currie Barracks. He is now married. PERRAULT. M. Y. J. N - "Nick" is a lieutenant in the R.C.N. (Instr.). now stationed at H.M.C.S. VENTURE . PIDDINGTON, M . C. W.-Mikc is in his final year of divinity at Wyclilfe College, Toronto. RHODES . M . A.-"Dusty" is a flying officer, R.C.A.F., in the air-sea rescue service He is believed to be stationed at Greenwood. N .S. RIDDELL. S. W. - Stan is a lieutenant. R.C.N., on course with the Royal Navy at Portsmouth, England. He is married. and has a daughter. born in January, 1955 Ross. S M -Stirling IS a lieutenant, RC.N. , with the Mediterranean Fleet of the Royal Navy. SANSUM. V . H . - Vic's present location is unknown . He has not been seen since he left V.B.C. severa l years ago. SMYTH. R. F.- Gunnery officer in H .M.C.S. NOOTKA .


STILES. P. M.-Pete is attending the University of British Columbia. SULLIVAN, W. D . - Bill attended the Ontario College of Education, and is now teach ing somewhere in Ontario. SWARTMAN. R. K. - Bob is engineering officer for 414 Fighter Squadron overseas. SWEENY, R. D. G. - Gunnery officer. H.M.C S. STETTLER. WALLIS, A D. - Fl ying officer with 407 Squadron. based at Comox, B.C.. engaged in maritime reconnaissance. WERNER. J . -Joe took third year engineerIng at U B C. last year He did not return for his fourth year. WITHERS, R . M.-Married last May; BRIAN SI,\.IONS was best man, and HARLEY, LOCHEAD and WISHART were the ex-cadets of Royal Roads present. Ramsay is a lieutenant, R.C. Signals, stationed at the School of Signals, VIMY Barracks, Kingston. WISENER. G.-George is finally engaged. He lives in Toronto, where he is an engineer with Imperial Oil. WISHART, I. S. - Ian is in his first year divinity, at th~ University of Edinburgh. WATT, W. H.-Bill is a lieutenant with the 1st Bn. P.P.c.L. 1. at Currie Barracks, Calgary. He is married, and has a son , born early in January Bill is about to leave the army to sell real estate in Calgary . LALONDE, L. SM.-With the R.C.A.F. In Germany. BANDY - After completing his course at R.M.C., is now stationed at CORNWALLIS, with NELLES. training ordinary seamen. ALLEN-Married and expecting a baby in March, 1955 He is now on H.M .C. S. NOOTKA as T. A.S . officer. MAY - Joe graduated with WISHART in philosophy at Toronto University, with first class honours and a couple of scholarships. His present location is unknown . Information of the class of ' 50 was gratefully received by R. J. Bell. A. D . Wallis, C. Ilsley. I. Wishart. F. W. Crickard and P . M. Stiles .

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CLASS OF 195] By A. W ROWSE and C. A . LOWRY A. J. BEEMER now attending Queen's University where he is to get his degree in electrical engineering. Art is a lieutenant in the R .C.C.S. A. R . BLACK is attending the University of Toronto. in fourth year civil engineering.

H. R. BOHNE, attending U.B.C. to get his B.A.Sc. in civi l engineering. Dick is a lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Engineers. L. F. J. BOLGER - A mechanical engineer from the U . of A., Len is a pilot in the new allweather Fighter Squadron, 409 (A W) Sqn .,



stationed at Comox. B.C September 4. 1954.


Len was married on

J D CHALMERS, an electrical engIneer workIng for Canadian Westinghouse in Hamilton. N E. CRESSEY graduated from the U. of S in civil engineering in 1954. He is now workIng for C.D.N CELANESE in Edmonton.

L A. DZIOBA - Larry is communications officer In H.M.C S ONTARIO. V G ERNST - Gary is an engineer in H M C.S ONTARIO. G. E. FORMAN-Max IS a graduate in electneal engineering of U.B.C. in 1954. He is a sub-lieutenant in the R.C.N .. in the Air Arm.

W. T ,'vIARCHANT H.M.C.S. ONTARIO. D. J. MARTIN Texaco in OntarIo. family.

Bill IS an officer in

"Duke" is workIng for He is married and has a

G. R. MFEK-Geoff is taking submarine training in H.M C.S. DOLPHIN. D. S MILLER - "Dusty" graduated from Queen's University in 1954 in mechanical engineering and is now a flying officer in the R.C.A.F. (Pilot). A. J. C. MORIN-"Gus" is a flying officer in the R.C.A F (Pilot).

Bob is an engineer In

R. C. OR!\IE-Bob is taking a constructors' course at R.N.C. Greenwich.

R. D. GRoss-Bob is attending U.B.C. to get his B.A. He is a lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Armored Corps (Lord Strathcona Horse) .

D. F. PEARSON-Don is attending V.B.C. for his M.A. in geography. He plans to work in the federal civil service. J. M. PEERS - John is boats officer in H.M.C.S. ONTARIO.


R. I. HITESMAN-Dick is a gunnery officer. in HM.C.S. CAYUGA. R. M. HOUSTON - Rod is an engineering officer in H.M.C.S. ONTARIO. J. R. HUDSON-John graduated from V.B.C. in 1954 in mechanical engineering. He is a flying officer (Navigator) in the R.C.A.F. J. R. JEFFERIEs-Jeff is lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Regiment (R.C.I.C.) R. D. KEEN-Ralph is attending U.B.C. for his B.A.Sc. in civil engineering. He is a lieutenant in the R.C.E. Ralph is married and has one daughter, SIMONE. N. S. KERR - "Nails" graduated from the University of Toronto in civil engineering in 1954. He is now working for Imperial Oil Sales in Toronto. R. W. KOSTIUK- Bob is a pilot in the R.C.A.F.. holding the rank of flying officer. W. J. LAW-Bill is in Osgoode Hall taking law. He spends his summers with the Navy. C. A. LOWRY - Clark is attending U.B.C. for his B.A.Sc. in civil engineering. He is a lieutenant in the R.C.E. K G. MCCRIMt-.!ON-Ken is a flying officer in the R.C.A.F. (Pilot). K W. MACMILLAN-Ken is a radIO officer in the R.C.A.F., holding the rank of flying officer. He graduated in mechanical engineering tn 1954. is now married. and has a small family. E. A. MAKIN-Eric is an assistant navigator in HM.C.S. HAIDA.

P. J. PINSONNAUL T - Pierre is attending U.B.C. for his B.A.Sc. in chemical engineering. He is a lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Engineers. A. W. ROWSE-Art is a flying officer in the RC.A.F. (Pilot). J. N. SOSNKOwSKI-Joe is gunnery officer in H.M.C.S. CRUSADER. M. M. SOULE-Marc is attending U.B.C. for his c.L. B. He was married in the summer of 1954. P. J. A. TRAvES-Peter is now serving in H M.C.S. HAlDA. J. M. VIVIAN-Jerry is also an engineering officer in H.M.C.S. ONTARIO. M. A. J. WHITE-"Mo" is a flying officer in the R.C.A.F. (Pilot), stationed in No. 3 Fighter Wing at Zweibruken, Germany. He is married and has a daughter, SANDY. J. M. WILSHER-John graduated from the U. of A. in civil engineering in 1954. He is now working for Calgary City Gas. John was married on September 11. 1954. J. D. YouNG--Derrik. also, graduated from the U. of A. in 1954, in electrical engineering. He is a radIO officer in the R.C.A.F. holding the rank of flying officer. Word comes from Art Rowse that the R.C.N. (El members of the class of 1951 will be going back to England for a year's specialist training in April. They will be taken aboard the H.M.C.S. ONTARIO when she returns from Australia.





CLASS OF 1952 By A. F GRIFfIN and J. C. GRAHAM At HMS THUNDERFR we find "SCUD" EYRE AL INGLIS. BERT WAGNFR. DICK STONE and ARTHUR GRIr:FIN. completing the final term of the Basic Engineering Course. They will be leaving for Canada in April to do a year at sea before obtaining their ~atch Keeping Certificates . I nghs was married. 10 Plymouth in December. 1953. to MIss Elatne Mercer of the Royal Jubilee Hospital. Victoria, and they now have a son. named Bruce Allan Wagner and Eyre married English girls, Miss Sylvia Spurrell and Miss Joan Newham, respec路 tively, at Plymouth last August In the same month, An Griffin flew to Victoria to marry Miss Beverley Ann RivcttCarnac. Dick Stone, still fighting to stay single, has been hiking in Northern Europe and skiing in Austria The executive Sub-I ieutenants are finishing their sub's course at Portsmouth. having left the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, at the end of 1954. They too have chosen a married life. leaving only CHRIS SrnIOUR, BILL HALL and Russ WILCOX to grow beards and tour the continent during their leave periods PAUL GODBOUT chose a wife from below the border in Cleveland, and was married in February, 1954. BILL VALLEVAND married Miss Janet Bowden, from Victoria, in Halifax in January. 1954. BRIAN VALIQurTTF married Miss Blanche Girard. from Victoria, 10 April. and the couple enjoyed a honeymoon afloat (enroute to England) in April It was rumoured that they made only one appearance on the trip over, that being as they disembarked We sailors know how seasickness can get you down' Rumour has it that H:\RR\ STROUD Jockeyed Sabres across the pond for some time, but there

is no knowledge of his present employment J. E. CZAJA is finishing off Mechanical Engin eering at the University of Montreal. while R J. DAVIES is doing likewise at the University of Toronto. There will be wedding bell路 ringing for him too this fall. I A MACDONNELL is taking Commerce and Finance, but he is at Sir George Williams College in Montreal. J R NEROUTSOS is enrolled in McGill Um ver.sity. working for a degree in Civil Engineenng. C. A. SrRGEANT is now married. and work ing in Peterborough, Ontario. J. E MACDONALD is working for the government at Fort Churchill. J. C. TIL L is happily married, and taking an Arts Course at Queen's University. September in London was the time and place for the wedding of NIG BRODEUR and Miss Ann Buckle of Victoria. WILLY EVANS chose himself a bride from Halifax the same month. KrN HorFFR was also reported to have been married in September. At Queen's University we find HANK BI' PPLL. KEITH MCKEY. RAY TARDIFF, ANDY WOJCIECHOWSKI and AUB LAWRENCE all working for degrees. Lawrence and McKey did their summer training at Westinghouse in Hamilton last summer. GEORGE SKINNER, HARRY JONAS. CHUCK CASSON and BOB THO.\\PSON are finishing their 4th year at R.M.C George is a Squadron Leader there. JOHN GRAHAI-.I and DON BUCHER failed their repeat year at R.M.C. John is now at the University of Toronto, and Don is with Westinghouse in Hamilton

CLASS OF 1953 By W. H. ATWOOD. J. H. UPTON and R. W. TILL BOB JEKYLL. BILL ATWOOD and GORD SMITH are taking the course at H.M.S. THUNDERER that precedes the naval architecture course to begin at Greenwich next September. All three have now hoisted up their first gold stripes. Bob and Bill spent Christmas skiing in Austria. Word comes from Bill that Gord caused quite a stir at Manadon as he was the first midshipman to arrive at R.N.E.C. already married. He now has a baby daughter. A pleasant surprise was in store for the boys at Plymouth when the First Canadian Escort Group paid a call. bringing DOUG BOWIE, DICK

WILSON and JERRY V AN SICKLE. Jerry is now married. the only executive type of the class who is. BRYAN ELSON and JOHN HARWOOD spent nearly a month in Plymouth while H . M.CS. LAUZON'S boilers were being repaired. They later moved over to the continent. and eventually found their way to Istanbul. DICK WILSON is also with the R.C.N in the East. though his exact location is unknown. Other visitors to England were JEFF UPTON and FRASER ISBESTER who found time to visit London after their summer training (in Germany). They returned to R.M.C. where the class has done very well. CLIFF SHOOK, BILL JOHNSTON and BILL JOPLING are all squadron leaders there this year.



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On the other side of the country. Ross RAYMENT. JOH:-: COBURN and BOB KELLY are at U.BC Ross. now in the RCA.F .. has a baby daughter. while Bob recently celebrat~J the birth of hiS second child. a son. JI~I STANDEN has JOU1ed the ranks of those at the University of Toronto. He is starting medicine there DA \,E SI\,IITH is studying for the Angilcan ministry at Trinity College. University of Toronto. FRED BLACK. also at the U of T . is taking aeronau tical engineering. and IS reported to be doing very well. RON TILL IS at the U of T. still pursuing actuarial science Last year he passed the first two of eight exam inations given by the Society of Actuaries. HUGH GARRARD. now at R.MC . was seen on the West Coast with the R.CN. last summer. as was BOB YANOW. now in his last year of commerce at U. of S. Ross BURNHAM and DOUG HARDWICK arc reported to have been seen at a party in Halifax last summer. J I~I BUCHAN is now married and living in Victoria. BC He is an acting sub-lieutenant for the Naval Reserve. SCOTTY PRICE. previously taking instructor courses in the Reserve Air Force. is now train-

mg as a TC A. pilot m Montreal. JACK SWAY:\E has left R.M.C and from reports has been married very recently. He i, now serving as a second lieutenant m the R.CA STU MATHESON is enrolled at the University of Western Ontario, taking journalism. JOHN HAGERl\IAN is finishing off an ffigineerIng course at Queen's University. GUY LESSARD was with the First Royal 22nd Regiment as a second lieutenant, when last heard from. IAN PAUL is attending Teacher's College in Victoria. ROBIN "BOBO" WATT is now married, and IS an observer in the Fleet Air Arm. LEN PYE IS married, and still in Vancouver studying accountancy. RICK NOBLE, married, and a proud father. is working in Noble's Garage, Moncton, New Brunswick. BILL Fox was recently married and is now attending the University of Toronto. IAN ROCHESTER is working in Ottawa. DAVE YOUNGER is studying chemical engineering at McGill University. The majority of the other graduates of . 5 3 are now in their fourth year at R.M.C

1953-54 Bob Adams. Bob is back home m Saint John working as a teller in the Bank of Nova Scotia Andy Anderson. Andy plans on making teaching his career. He is now attending Saskatchewan Teachers College in Saskatoon Ollie Aponiuk. Ollie also plans on teaching as a career and he is with Andy at Saskatchewan Teachers College. Jack Bradshaw. Jack got his scarlet tunic shortly after leaving the College. He is training with the R.CM.P. at Rockcliffe and likes horses very much. Bob Cripps. Bob is attending Engineering lectures at University of Saskatchewan. He expects to major in Physics next year. Bob Lynch is one of his classmates. Roy Fletcher Roy is taking first year Arts and Science at University of Alberta and next year hopes to take Geography as hiS major Ed Hildebrand Engineering at the U nlver slly of Manitoba is occupying all of Ed's time Don Hodge. Don has become an apprentice fur trader with the Hudson's Bay Company He is moving about the north uf Saskatchewan in his work which he likes very much.

Gil Johnston Gil got married last October Now he is working on his Chartered Accountancy and doing very well at it. Murray Kennedy Murray is another going into teaching He is attending London Teachers College this year. Dave Kerridge. Dave, now that his ear is cleared up. intends to apply for Venture again this fall. He has been working on the Hydrographic Survey ships this past year, as well as working in California. Walt Kullman. Walt is back in Toronto working as a radar instructor in the Provincial Institute of Trades. Colin McClellan. Colin is another continuing with his Engineering, Civil now. University of Toronto now claims his allegiance. Curt McSweeney. Curt has been working at home He is awaiting word on his applica tion to the R.CMP. "Red" Nielsen Regina College has Red safely tied up in Its commerce course. He'll soon be tied up in other respects too. Paul Price Paul came back to Victoria and is now working in a bank here


116 Pete Sorokan. Pete returned to teaching this past year but next fall he expects to enter Law' at the University of Saskatchewan. Stevie Stevenson. Stevie is attending the University of Manitoba in his home town of Winnipeg . He is taking a course in Aeronautical Engineering.



Mark Taylor Mark is another teacher. ThiS past year it was Saskatchewan Teachers College in Moose Jaw and next year hc will attend the University of Saskatchewan for his Bachelor of Education. Jim Walker. Jim is kept busy by Calgary Power Ltd for which he works

CLASS OF 1954 By C G BALF It may be human nature, when reflecting about the past, to tend to exaggerate the good times and to forget about the less happy events: however, there seem to be so many happy memories of Royal Roads that I fee! that it car: safe! y be said that we enjoyed our two years together. Now, less than a year later, the motto of our Dominion, "A Mari Usqlle Ad Mare, " could be applied to the graduating class of '54. In addition to having the members of our term dispersed throughout th e length and breadth of the nation, we have some serving in the ships of both the Canadian and Royal Navy, so that actually even that motto is not sufficiently comprehensive. Starting on the west coast we have JIM WAINWRIGHT who is working in Victoria and is to be married in August. "Mo" FRASER is at U.B .C in Architecture. Mo is still keenly interested In the Navy and has joined the U .N. T.D. "HORIZONTAL" SMITH is in the employ of B,C Electric and intends to go to U.B .C next year. GARY HUNT has his pip and is with the 1st Battalion P .P .CL. I. in Calgary One of his assignments last fall was teaching English and at that time a fellow artsman rcmarked that it was an excellent example of the blind leading the blind , RON McKINNON is in third year Honour Economics at U . of A. He has been pledged to D.K.E. and says that he is succeeding in having a good time all the time. We seem to have lost contact with KEN BICCUM , but he planned to work in Brandon this year and then the next year to enter Western's School of Business Administration. FRANKIE MOREWOOD in actuarial science at U. of M., is enjoying univcrsity life and has joined a fraternity. JOHN WILSON is at Western and will get his degree this year. He thcn plans to go to Osgoodc Hall. so that in four years our term will have a lawyer to get us out of any scrapes. The way in which he was able to talk himself out of charges in the Cadet Officc seems to indicate success in this profession . MIKE GRVNWELL is working in Kitchener and plans next year to attend university , RAY QRAY is employed by a sales firm in

Toronto and hopes to go to Queens next year We occasionally see BOB WEBSTER and JIM McNAMEE around Kingston. Bob is working in Picton and Jim is in third year geology at Queens. RAY BARBEAU is at the University of Montreal studying mining engineering, but he still finds time to be an active member of the reserve. All winter the snow-covered slopes of the Laurentians have been attracting Ray, an avid skiing enthusiast. BOB DEJONG is taking the general arts option at Bishop's University in Lennoxville, Quebec. Needless to say, Bob is as ardent an infantryman as ever. CHARLIE OLSON is in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, at St. Francis Xavier University. He is taking commerce and will have his degree next year. Charlie took summer training at H.M.CS. SHEARWATER as an observer and did extremely well. Turning our attention now to the senior service, KEN FOSTER and TED WHITE are in H .M.CS. MAGNIFICENT. FRED SIMPKIN received a card from Ted who said he was looking forward to playing hockey when the "Maggie" arrives back in Halifax after her cruise to Esquimalt. Ted and Ken will also be looking forward to a cruise to Britain and the Mediterranean this summer. In September, D. J. BROWN, CHARLIE GUNNING, RON MACE , PAT TISDALL and MIKE TOWNSEND boarded the Cunard liner, Ascania, bound for England. During the voyage RON met PAT H UNT from Toronto and later when they met again in Londonderry they became engaged. In December, our five engineers completed their small ship time and went to H ,M,C OCEAN and H.M.S. THESEUS, sister aircraft carriers. At Christmas, they sent a card expressing their sympathy to those of us still in the old routine. From all the news received, they seem to be leading a grand life. Their pay is equivalent to an R.N. Commander's and with this PAT and MIKE have bought a '27 Rolls Royce . In April. they will receive a month's leave and then enter the new school for " Steam Plumbers," H.M.S. MANADON. We, the contingent of fifty-one Royal Roads' cadets in the third ycar, are looking forward to the day when we join the ranks of those listed above as verit<1ble "ex-cadets,"




CANADIAN NATIONALISl\I By FLIGHT LIEUTENANT G. H. KNIGHT CLASS OF 1949 "No one knows my country, neither the stranger nor Its own sons. My country is hidden in the dark and teeming brain of youth upon the eve of manhood. My country has not found itself nor felt its power nor learned Its true p(ace. It is all visions and doubts and hopes and dreams. It is strength and weakness, despaIr and joy. and the wild confusions and restless strivings of a boy who has passed his boyhood but is not yet a man. We have not felt the pulse of its heart. the flex of its muscles, the pattern of Its mind. For we are young my brothers and full of doubt and we have listened too long to timid men. But now our time is come and we are ready." With the foregoing words. Bruce Hutchison. in his book. The Unknown Country, lays bare the inner mind of a young nation born and raised in the shadow of two towering giants. Little effort is required to appreciate the ingredients which have contributed to the brewing of such a national character. Through close cultural and economic association with Britain, and because of geographic proximity and commercial intercourse with the U.S.A .. we have been showered on all sides by vollies of greatness beside which our own endeavours, at a cursory glance, have appeared insignificant. Unfortunately. hypnotized by the propagandized accomplishments of the numerically greater, we have turned our backs on our own progress, often without so much as this casual glance. Indeed. in many Canadians, an apologetic complex has insidiously taken root. Instead of taking pride in their national achievements, they have resorted to grossl y underselling themselves while admiring the progress of others. Professor Lower once stated: "One of the largest spaces still marked uninhabited on the map of modern knowledge is Canadian history. A few of the natives know the region, of course, and know it intimately, but to outsiders, whether of the English language or not, it is still a trackless jungle." It is regrettable that this statement has had to be qualified to embrace only "a few of the natives." Nevertheless, with the passage of time has come complete selfdetermination for the Canadian people. and this, coupled with the stimulating effects of a forceful and noteworthy participation in World War II and ever increasing postwar internal prosperity, has laid the foundation for a surge of nationalistic sentiment and aspirations. If we are to take greater pride in our own endeavours as a nation, we must enthusiastically, but with the necessity of maintaining an open mind ever in our thoughts. educate ourselves in, and take an active interest in, Canadian progress and development,

Surely even the least perceptive of Intelligent Canadians can know no dearth of noteworthy feats in the past or quasI-contemporary history, either political or economic. financial or military. of this country. Even in the present hectic days of trying diplomacy Canada's participation in international affairs is gaining pronounced respect and admiration. while startling strides in the agricultural. commercial and industrial progress of this country are providing unprecedented prosperity. To quote an extract from Mr. Leslie Roberts' Canada the Golden Hinge: "In the opening years of the second half of the twentieth century. Canada possesses a treasure trove of weal th which cannot be matched in the Western World. That wealth lies in the seas off Nova Scotia; in the forests of the North; in the giant timbers of the Pacific coast and its offshore islands. It resides in the mines of seven provinces; in the great Alberta oil pools; in the soil of the great plains. It rests in the orchards of Niagara; in the valleys of the Rockies; in the waters off the West coast; in the humming factories of the Heartland from Windsor to Quebec. It lies too in the Canadian people and the qualities they possess." More specifically. one might make reference to the two greatest Canadian engineering and economic achievements of recent date: Kitimat in the West and Ungava in the East. Both challenges were met with indefatigable courage. ingenuity and determination unsurpassed in the world today. Progress of this SOrt made Canada's mineral production alone surge to a 1954 all-time high of $1,454.000.000. It is reported that Canada. already the world's largest producer of nickel. is squeezing the Belgian Congo for top spot in the free world's uranium production. In the showcases of national progress are exhibited the accomplishments of multitudinous fields. ranging from cobalt bombs and atomic reactors through Arctic navigation techniques and aircraft and electronic development and production to the starr of the St. Lawrence Seaway programme. The list is virtually endless. It would appear that any further indication of lack of national pride on our part can only suggest personal ignorance of the Canadian qualities. abilities. assets and accomplishments of which nations all over the world are taking note. In these days it is a rare occasion when a foreign ruler or representative sets foot on this continent without visiting Canada and consulting with its officials. Witness the recent visits of Emperor Haile Selassie. Sir Winston Churchill. Sir Anthony Eden, Mr. Julius Raab. Premier Mendes-France. Chancellor Konrad Adenauer. Premier Yoshida. Prime Ministers Menzies



and Kotelawala and many others all w,th,n the past few months. No valId reason exists for our not taking the stand adopted by the Hon. Lester B. Pearson who. In reminding a University of Rochester audience of Canada's willingness to construct the St. Lawrence Seaway on its own. stated: "It was a challenge to our national pride and our new national strength which we knew that we could meet. and which we desired to meet." In retrospect. it would appear that this writer


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IS an advocate of blowIng the natIOnal horn. To an extent this IS true. although certainly not to the degree of national. harmful arrogance. It IS time. however. that we as Canadians paused and took stock of our national assets and became cognizant of our position in world affairs. and of our ever increasing potential. in order that we may be guilty never again of an apologetical national complex. but rather that we may impress the citizenry of the world with our Justifiable pride and success.

EX-STAFF SECTION FORMER COMMANDANTS CAPTAIN H. S. RAYNER. D.S.C l!1 Bar. R.CN.. was Commandant of Royal Roads from 1947 to 1949 . He has been promoted to Commodore since that time. and is CO. of HMCS MAGNIFICENT. Commodore Rayner is to be Chief of Naval Personnel. NHQ. shortly. GROUP CAPTAIN J. B MILLWARD. D.F.C. M.A .. Commandant from 1950-1952. is now on course at the National Defence College. COLONEL C B. WARE. D.S.O .. CD. has been promoted to Brigadier and is now the Commander of the Canadian Military Mission to Japan and Military Attache. Tokyo. He was Commandant of the College from 1952 1954. EX-ST AFF MEMBERS AITKENS. J. 0 .. LCDR (E). CD .. R.CN .. IS posted at Naval Headquarters He was Engineering Officer at the College until he left m 1951. Al\IYOT. G. C: INSTR CDR. B A .. R.CN . was in the Maths Department at the College until 1949. He is now the Director of Studies at HMCS VENTURE. _ BAKER . E. S.: LCDR (E). CD. R.CN. was a former Engineering Officer here until 1950. He is now Engineering Officer on board HMCS CRUSADER. BERNATCHEZ. J. L. P. INSTR LT. B.A .. Ph.B.. R.CN.. is now lecturing at HMCS VENTURE. He was in the Department of Modern Languages at Royal Roads until 1951. BROWN. G. G.: MAJOR. PPCLI. Major Brown is at present in Germany with the 2 Bn PPCLI. He was Squadron Commander at Royal Roads previous to thIs time. leaving in 1952. BRUNSTRG:-.l. T S CAPTAIN. M.C .. R.CA.C .. has been promoted to the rank of Major. He was a Squadron Commander at the College. leaving in 1949 CADDICK. B: L 1 (M.Ad). R.CN .. was Medical Administrator until 1952 He is now stationed at NHQ. on the staff of the Medical Director General.

CAMPBELL. F.: F 路L. B.P.H.E .. is posted at RCAF Station. Trenton. He was a Squadron Commander until he left in 1953. CHADWICK. E. M.: LCDR. CD .. R.CN . is Deputy Director of Personnel (Men) at NHQ. In his years at the College. he was Executive Officer CLARK. J. M.: INSTR LCDR. B.Sc .. CD. R.CN .. was in the Maths Department until 1951. He is now at the Education Training School. HMCS STADACONA CONNOR. G. L. INSTR LCDR. B.A. R.CN. A former member of the Department of Economics and History. now lecturing at HMCS VENTURE. DE ROSENROLL. G. M.: LT. R.CN .. was a Squadron Commander at the College until 1953. He is now training with the R.N. DFANE. W A.: F L. B.P.H.E .. was th~ Pl!1RT officer until 1952. He is now with the 412 (T) Squadron at Rockcliffe. Ontario. DEVOOGHT. 0 V .. F O. L.D .. is at RCAF Station. Trenton He was formerly NCO i c Drill. EDWARDS. I. R . CHAPLAIN <p). R.C N .. is now Assistant Chaplain of the Fleet. NHQ He was at Royal Roads until 1952. FORSTER. D. T.: CORlE). M.B.Eo R.CN. left his position as Engineering Officer here in 1949. He is now the Engineering Officer on board HMCS QUEBEC FOWLER. W. H.: INSTR CDR. B.A .. B.Paed. R CN .. is the Deputy Director of Naval Education. NHQ He left Royal Roads in 1951. having been in the Department of English FREWER. F C .. CDR. CD .. R.CN . Executive Officer until 1949. he is now the X 0 at R CN. Batracks. HMCS STADACONA GOWFR CR.. INSTR LCDR. M.Sc. R.CN .. a former member of the Department of ChemIstry. is now at the Education Traming School. HMCS STADACONA. HARBRON. J. D.: MA .. is now a Civiltan. doing Editorial work with the McLean-Hunter Publishing Company.



HASE. C F. B' L T E) R.CN . Now Engineering Officer of H:VICS PF:-IETA:-IG. h~ was Enl(ineering Officer at Royal Roads. leaving in 1952 INGALLS. R B. G C 0 S.O , OF C . CD is the CO. RCAF Station, Winnipeg. He lefL Royal Roads in 1949. having been the OCCW to that date KARAGIANIS. A. C: L T (E). CD. R.CN was Assistant Engineerinl( Officer untIl 1950 He is noW stationed in HMCS STAR LAPORTE. J. H.: CHAPLAIN. R.CN. the R.C Chaplain until 1952, is now at HMCS SHEARWATER. LAUZIERE. A. E .. Asst. Prof .. D.d路Universite, is at RMC Kingston. In 1952 he left Royal Roads. having been in the Department of Modern Languages. MAXWELL. J. W.: CDR (S). CD., R.CN .. is the officer in charge of the Supply School. HMCS NADEN. He was formerly Supply Officer at Royal Roads. leaving in 1949 MARGERISON. C C: SLDR. 0 F.C .. CD. Formerly Staff Adjutant at Royal Roads. he left in 1952. and is at AHQ. MORROW. 1. B. B .. LCDR. CD .. R.CN .. is First Lieutenant. HMCS QUEBEC. LCDR Morrow was Executive Officer at Royal Roads. leaving in 1954. MYLREA. R. P.: LCDR. R.CN .. is P~RT Officer at HMCS BYTOWN. He was P~RT Officer at Royal Roads. leaving in 1949. PEGLAR. B A.: CHAPLAIN (P) is on HMCS QUEBEC. He was the Chaplain at Royal Roads until 1954.

SLocmlB . GA' L T I :'1.Ad . ). CD. R.CN. was a Medical Administrator at the College In 1954. he was posted as Administrative Officer. Naval Hospital. HMCS CORNWALLIS SONET. E.: M.A. Dr d'Unlversite Dr Sonet retired in May. 195'3 He toured the continent In 1953-54 and is now living in Victoria. B.C He was formerly in the Depart ment of Modern Languages. and the Department is now adopting his French Grammar text. STRODYK. A : M.A. IS now living in Victoria. He was a member of the Department of Modern Languages. leaving the College in 1949 TnlBRELL. R. W.. CDR. D.S.C.. CD .. R.CN .. was the OCCW from 1952 to 1954. He is now with the R.N .. and is to be CO. of HMCS ST. LAURENT TUCKER. J. B: L T (S). R.CN .. is posted in HMCS NIAGARA and is now at Washington. D.C He was Staff Adjutant until 1949. WALL. T. W.: LCDR (P)P. R.CN. A Squadron Commander until 1950. he is now orc ABCD School. HMCS STADACONA. WARD. R. M.: CHAPLAIN (R.C) . R.CN .. is at NHQ. He was the R.C Chaplain prior to 1953. WICKEN. J M.: S L. CD .. is now stationed at RCAF Station CENTRALIA. He was Squadron Commander in 1950. WHITE. R. R .. is now in civilian life. his location being unkn own. He was the R.C Chaplain at Royal Roads prior to 1949.

1953-55 "EARLY" GRADS R. E. Adams R. J. Fletcher 257 Charlotte Street. 317 Assiniboia Hall. West Saint John. N.B. U. of A .. Edmonton. Alta. J. E. Anderson E. G. Hildebrand 816 8th St. E .. 988 Waterford St .. Saskatoon. Sask. Winnipeg. Man. O. B. Aponiuk D. R. Hodge 40 I Main Street. Hudson's Bay House. Saskatoon. Sask. Stoney Rapids. Sask. 3 Cst. J. R. Bradshaw R.CM. Police. J. G. Johnston "N" Division. Box 1175. Ottawa. Ont. Creston. B.C R. F. Cripps 312 - 10 Street E.. Saskatoon. Sask.

M. B. Kennedy 7 Nelson St .. Leamington. Ont

P. W. Price 19-15 Kings Road Victoria. B.C P. Sorokan 647 University Ave .. W. J. Kullman Saskatoon. Sask. 143 Madison Ave .. J. M Taylor Toronto 5. Ont. 920 9th Ave. N.W .. C H. McClellan Moose Jaw. Sask. 51 Lynngrove Ave .. J. N Walker Toronto 18. Onto Consort. Alberta. C F. McSweeney Last Known Addresses: 36 Mundy Ave .. D. L Fraser Kapuskasing. Ont. -II I'} Victoria Ave .. Regina. Sask. G H. Nielsen Regina College. J R. Stevenson Mens Residence Rm 303647 Strathcona St. Regina. Sask. Winnipeg. Man.

D. C Kerridge Box No. 147 HMCS SHEARWATER. Dartmouth. N.S.







F. W. CRICKARD. who graduated from Royal Roads as Midshipman in April. 1950, has become the first Canadian to win the Goodenough Memorial Prize awarded by the British Admiralty. The prize is awarded annually to the SubLieutenant who, while undergoing technical courses in the United Kingdom for the rank of Lieutenant. obtains the highest marks in Gunnery, provided also he has taken a first-class in seamanship. Fred came to us from St George's School in Vancouver-the holder of the Naval Officers' Association of B.C Scholarship. He was awarded the Director of Studies' Cup In his first year, and as Cadet Wing Commander in hi~ second year. he received the H E. Sellers'

During summer trawwg two ex-cadets of the Class of '54 received awards that brought honour both to them and to the College. Al a special parade, H.RH. the Duke of Edinburgh, Admiral of the Fleet. presented No. 3502 C. T. Gunning with the Queen's Canadian Dirk. This is "awarded to the best all-round cadet completing his final professional training period considering O.L Q. 's, academic standing,

Officer-of-the-Watch Telescope. On summer training he was awarded the King's Canadian Dirk as the best all-round cadet completing his final phase of professional training. In September, 1950, he was promoted to th~ rank of Midshipman and posted to HMCS ONTARIO. From the ONTARIO he went to HMCS MAGNIFICFNT and then to HMCS CRESCENT He was promoted to acting SubLieulenant in January, 1952. and in May of that year he left for training with the Royal Navy. He rejoined the MAGNIFICENT in February. 1954 The presentation of the award was made in Portsmouth by Commodore Rayner, who was Commandant at Royal Roads during Fred's first year here.

athletic ability and sportsmanship In equal proportions. " No. 3657 J. R. Wigmore won the McManus Memorial Trophy "presented annually by the University of Western Ontario Contingent of the COTC to the outstanding Second Year Cadet at the Royal Canadian School of Infantry." This is the first time tbat a Royal Roads Cadet bas won this award.





of the many College actIvitIes he undertook. Ronald was at the same time one of the College's outstandIng athletes. notably in rugby, hockey, and in captainIng the basketball tea m. I n add i tion. he grad ua ted as t he Cadet Wing Commander. an appointment he earned out with the typical quiet efficiency. determina tion and humour that was so characteristtc of him. Ronald then proceeded to Royal i\lilttal)' College, where he graduated with further ath letic laurels. another Cadet Officer appointment He also jOined the R.C AF He served that ,ummer with 435 Transport Squadron In Edmonton. having earned his pilot's wings during the previous summer training periods In September. 1953. he was posted to the Uniwrsity of Alberta for degree engineering studies. That this task was successfully completed can best be attested for by the fact that he wa~ offered a fellowship at the end of the year. RONALD FRANK HOLLAND Ronald Holland came to Royal Roads from Kelowna in the Interior of British Columbia. a district that was rightly proud of the fine young scholar and athlete that joined the second Tri-Service class to enter the College. Though seemingly quiet. he quickly became well known and well liked by all his classmates. Academically he was always near the top, in

RICHARD FRANCIS SLEE Richard Francis Slee was born on May 30, 1932. Airminded from early youth, Rick learned to fly at the age of fourteen while an Air Cadet and pursued this pastime avidly

Flying Officer Holland then rejoined many of his classmates for a course at the Operational Training Unit at North Bay, Ontario. During this training period, the unfortunate accident occurred wherein Flying Officer Holland lost his life on 17 August, 1954. Should our country al ways be able to count on such young men stepping forward, her futun' would be secure.

through his years at John English and Mimico High Schools. By the time he graduated from High School in 1951, he had won many honours as an Air Cadet, rising to the rank of Warrant Officer, and had amassed a total of I SO hours as a private pilot. While at Royal Roads. Rick distinguished himself by his conscientious nature and his diligent application to his academic and military training. He was twice a member of the College Swim Team and an active participant in all social and athletic activities. As always, flying remained his chief interest and in the summers of his years at Royal Roads, he trained as a pilot at Trenton and Centralia. He graduated from Royal Roads in 1953 and received his Commission as a Flying Officer in the R.C.A.F. a year later. At the time of his tragic death in a training accident near Chatham. N.B., he was undergoing advance training before being posted to Europe with the R.C.A.F. One of the last of a vanishing race-those seemingly born to flyRick leaves to mourn his passing, his wife and infant son, his parents, and a host of friends, to whom his ready smile and cheerful laugh will always be a remembrance.


122 MICHAEL F JANEY On the 2 November, 19'54, Michael F .), A. Ney was buried in Nakuru, Ken ya. He was killed In an accident while serving as an Inspec tor of the Kenya Police Force. M Ike graduated from Royal Roads in July, 1944, and entered the KC.N V R. as a Midshipman After the war, Mike 's interests turned to dramatics. At the University of Toronto, he took a very active part in the University stage and on gradu-


ating he went to London to continue his acting career. There, he joined the Kenya Police Force, and in January of 1954 he was flown out to Kenya as an Assistant Inspector. Shortly after his arrival he was promoted to Inspector. While returning to Naivasha from an advanced post, Mike was killed by a police jeep which ran into his car killing him and injuring the other occupants. The accident happened on his first day back on duty after recovering from a serious operation. He was buried with full military honours. As a cadet. Mike was an honour student. Editor of the Log, and well respected by all. Now, having served his country and Empire so well, both in peace and war, he has earneJ a high place amongst the graduates.

life there as a member of the Army cadet corps. In September, 1950, Alick entered his junior year at Royal Roads. Within a brief perioJ he became one of the most popular and enthusiast ic mem bers of his term. His presence was an asset to any term activity, and his congenial personality and executive capabilities were not to be unrecognized. He was appointed as Cadet Wing Commander in his senior term and it was in this position that he gained the honour of parading the wing before our present queen and the Duke of Edinburgh when they visited Royal Roads in 1951 .

JAMES AUCK MARSHALL It was with the deepest regret that we learned of the death of Alick Marshall last summer. He was killed in a flying accident on July 17 at Portage la Prairie while serving with the R.C.A.F. There ended one of the most promisIng careers that has had its roots 111 the services colleges in recent years. Alick was born in Castor, Alberta, in April. 1932. (Coincidentally, his birthday was the Educated in same as that of the R.C.A.F.) Castor as well, he was undoubtedly one of the town's finest sons He even began his service

As a scholar he was one of the finest, gradu ating from Royal Roads at the top of his class. As a sportsman he was the term's keenest. excelling in his favourite, hockey. In 1952 Alick entered R.M.C. and continued his brilliant record. Again he was appointed \Ving Commander in his senior year. a position he executed with exceptional ability. Wherever he was known, Alick gained the deepest respect of his subordinate and the highest esteem of his instructors. Beneath an air of efficiency there was a wonderful sense of humour With his own academic accomplishments came the willingness to help the less gifted of his term; with his eagerness went a natural ability to inspire and \rad all those beside him. We will always remember Alick as the red-haired young man who was such a shining example yet so very human. We have been proud to be his friends and associates, if. most regrettably, for only so short a time




CHIPS FRO}I THE LOG The College regrets the departure of. BRIGADIER C. B. WARE who has left us for Japan. where he is now serving as Head of the Canadian MilItary Mission. In Tokyo. CO.\\,\IANDlR TIl\IBRELL. who has gone on a staff course at the HMCS NIobe. In England. PROFESSOR L A. BROWN. who retired last yeal from his post of Director of Studies to take a well-earned rest LIECTENA:--;T G SLOCO:--IB. who IS now serving In Halifax W.O II COBAIN who. after working with the drill staff for two and a half years. was posted to Penhold Hearty Congratulatrons to: PROFESSOR C. C. COOK on his well-deserved promotion to Director of Studies. DOCTOR R. M. SCHIEDER on receiving his Ph.D .. and on his promotion to Professor of English. DOCTOR R. STEWART on receiving his Ph.D. Dr. Stewart was recently made Associate Professor in Chemistry DOCTOR H. D. S:-'IITH on his promotion to Professor of French PROFESSOR G. F. DALSON on his promotion to Professor of Mathematics and to Head of the Department. PROFESSOR H. M. DUTTON on his promotion to Associate Professor of Physics. DOCTOR J. D. KEYS on his promotion to Associate Professor of Physics. DOCTOR R. OLDHAM on his promotion to Associate Professor of French.

DOCTOR I. A S HE~DrRSO" on hIS promotion to ASSOCIate Professor of Chemistry On a VISIt by the Stork: LIEUTENANT-Cm\MANDER H. V CLARK. a daughter. FLIGHT LIEUTENANT SI~\KINS. a son PI P\V3 GLOVER. a son SGT H. W KENNEDY. a son. The follOWing Marriages took place. Doctor I A. S. Henderson to Miss Mary Rettie . Mr. G. J. MacKenZIe to l\1iss Winnifred Brown . Doctor R Oldham to :V1rs. Dorothy Sourkoff Many Thanks to: LIEUTENANT TURt-:ER. who did such an able job of coaching our football team and who has now returned to duty with the 1st Canadian Guards at Petawawa. The College extends a hearty welcome to: CAPTAIN JOHN A. CHARLES, who comes to us as Commandant after serving as Commander Canadian Destroyers in the Far East. WING COl\\l\\ANDER A. H. MIDDLETON, who comes to us from the RCAF Staff College to become O.c.C.W. DR. R. STEWART. who has returned to us from the University of Washington. MR. E. L. HEIGHTON from Dalhousie University. who comes to us as a lecturer in mathematics. COMMISSIONED OFFICER E. Y. PORTER who has taken over the duties of Medical Officer. SGT. A. T. JONES who is posted to the drill staff. P1PR3 R. BOLT who is posted to the P. ÂŁ1 R.T. staff.

AN ODE TO A DRIED UP BALL-POINT PEN Author Unknown It was such a beautiful piece of machinery. so elegan t. so smooth and so slim. I cherished every toothmark on its weather-beaten. horny hide. Why did such a cruel fate have to dry up my ball-point pen! The debts lowe this trusty Iittle device arc beyond enumeration. I think of all the little cheating notes and essays that It has written Why. oh why. did this have to happen to my trusty little friend] Its life history was short and tragic. Although it rose from humble beginnings (it was bought slave-like for the ridiculous price of 39c). it

soon rose to fame and distinguished itself by failing its author in English. After this tragic beginning. it improved even more considerabl y and later helped its master pass Calculus. This remarkable feat. which is probably the most astounding. world-shattering event since Ivan stopped painting pictures of Stalin. endeared it to its master forever As its death drew near. ItS eyesight grew dim and its speech faltered Finally on one lamentable day its ink finally went to the great unknown cesspool where all good inks go. The Ball-point is dead. Pencil!

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SPORTS By C-F/L D. Lamarre, Sports Edito~ . Sports can effectively develop many splend.d .quahties latent in all personalities. Such qualities as self-

control, courage, alertness, co-operation, rr:er:~al and

physical endurance, and a sense of responsibility can be moulded into one's character through a welldirected sports program. The sports program at Royal Roads wou ld be hard to heat when looked at from this point of view. A well-chosen schedule of games varying from football ill the autulllll tcnn to track and field in the spring term allows cadets healthful exercise and recreation. The aim of the College is not primari ly to produce oUbtanding athletes, but rather to give all cade ts a fair know ledge of a variety of sports. There is a two-fold sports schedule avai lab le to the cadets. This is comprised of a representative team in many of the sports, and also Hight teams. Each of the six Hights play with the object of winn ing the Inter-Hight High Aggregate Shield. For each sport. points are awarded on a basis of 60, 50, 40, 30, 20 10 for first to sixth place respectively. The Aight aC~111l1ulating the largest number of points in the ten intcr-flight sports throughout the year w in s the shield. At thi .. point one cannot give a fina l account of the year's sports program, for the Volleyball and Track and Fie ld results have not been obtain ed.

NON-COMPETITIVE SPORTS M allY other activities take part in the sports program \\" hich do not entcr in th e compet it ion for the H i~h }\ggregate Shield. The 1'. and R.T. Office has designed for the Cade ts a vcry fruitful physical training sy ll abus corresponding to the division of the academic yea r wi th four mid -terms and which includes work on parallel bars, bo' horse. rope climbing, etc. Furthermore, classified under the term of Recreational Activities sports such as golf. tennis and badminton may be practised during free periods, all facilities being available to the Cadets. REPRESENTATIVE FOOTBALL Last year's team, exhibit in g speed and endurance, returned to the Coll ege the Douglas trophy. This was quite remarkable. since they were playing in the intermediate league agai nst opponents who far ou tweigheel them. Last year, however, our team suffereu a number of serious injuries. The fee lin g that by entering against sma ll er teams we could cut down OUr injury r ate prompted Roya l Roads to enter the newly-fermed Junior League with Oak BaV Drakes, C & C Taxi, Vampires and HMCS VENTURE as opponents. The civilian teams weren't much of a match. Royal Roads rolled over the Drakes 39-0 and 65-5 and annihilated the Vampires 53-0 and 49-1. The Rames against Venhlre. howe\'er, proved tremendously exc itin g. They were a ll closely contested. Venture took the first one 12- 10 .. but Royal Roads came back in the next game wit h a 18-12 w in which gave them the newly instituted J . C. Hibbard Trophy. The last encounter. whell th e Douglas T rophy was at stake. was more than exc iting. Royal Roads. battling against a 5-1 lead which Venture took early in the game, had manaRed to pull a he ad on Law's short pass t o Bain which went for a touch-down with six minutes I emaining in the last quarter. Binnie converted to g-ive us a precarious two-ooint lead. It looked as thollllh we could hold it. Then. with the minute HaR lip, Venture got a first down (by a hair's breadth \ on our thirty ya rd line. And they passed! That short pass down th e cent re is one which none of us shall ever forget. Their touchdown was co nverted and Venture now had the DouRlas Trophy that had lain on OUr shelf for three of those four years of its ex istence. \Vith La'. .路. Binnie, Brown and Bain leading the ,co re sheet th e t eam racked up a total of 254 points. compared to 53 sco red against us. The distribution went as follows: Law. 65; BrowlI. D. D .. 45 ; Binnie , 40 ; Bain, 35; Leslie. 12: Quartz. 10; Mara. 7; Broughton. 5; Sc haube !. 5; Ryley. 5; \. rim s ter, 5; Drl1mmond, 5; Poirier,S; H owa rd ,S: \ llatt . 5.

BOXING Boxing came as th e last sports event before Christmas, the finals being held in the gymnasium all Friday I1Ight, December 5. The finals were, however, only the highlights of three weeks of elimination bouts from cadets of all Hights. (Eve ryone at Royal Roads must don the g loves at lea st o nce.) I n the first bout of the night Fox defeated Sc hau bel by decision in th e lig ht weight division. In the welterweight division Coulter scored a T.K.O. over Gilliland. Cook outfought Mahood to tak e the middleweiRht division. Draper defeated Lamarre by decision in the li g ht heavywe ig ht division. Finally Oke wo n by T.K.O. over that battling "Mau Mau" from Hudson Flight, S teua rt, to take th e heavywe igh t title. Prizes and awards were presented by Air Commodore Orr. A specia l award we nt to Cook, w ho was voted the boxer demonstrating th e greatest ability and sportsmanship. INTER-FLIGHT SPORTS SOCCER The year started with Inter-flight soccer. It always proves a little confusing for th e Leading Cadets to orgal1lze their teams, when many cadets arrive at the College complete strangers to the ga me. Th~ matches, however. proved ve ry interesting and scores su~h as 0-0, 1-0, I-I, were not uncommon. The teams thIS year were especia lly well-balanced. Hudson finished far ahead with 39 points. S harin g second position with ~9 points were La Sall e, Champlalll and M aekenz.e I' hghts. Only one point behind Ihcm came Fraser, two points ahead of last-place Cartier. The Soece r season cu lm inated in a li vely game !'etwee n Seniors and Juni ors. Unfo rtunatel y for the JlIl1IOrS trad.llol1 was broken and the Seniors took them, 3-0. The Belgians sparked the Seniors, Paul Sege rs scored two and J eff De Wilde scored one. ADMIRAL NELLES ANNUAL INVITATION CROSS-COUNTRY RUN 1954 This year, a to tal of ten teams, including two each from Royal Roads and Venture, entered the invitation cross-cOlin try. All contenders were bidding far the course title, havin g Pllt in many weeks of hard training. Every team was made up of four runners. The eOllrSe extends over 4.2 miles of the College grounds. Unfortunately the compe titors had no tillle to jog a long and enjoy th e beauty of the course. Their minds were concent rating on running as fast as possible. The run was held on Saturday, 27 November. The weather was clear and "arm, much to the delight of the runners. Victor ia College's B. Parry-Wittingham crosse d the finish lin e first with a time of 21 minutes 54 seconds. His team-mate, J . 'N. Moore, crossed just 3 seco nd s behind him. With the other two on the team placing 9th and II th Victoria College took first place in the run with a low 23 points. Victoria High Sc hool placed second with 43 points. Venturc's "A" t ea m was close behind with 47 points. Martin. Okc. Kristjanson, and Jackson placed 7, 13, 17 and 2 1 for Roya l Roads' "A" team to give them fourth position with 58 points. Other competing schools were U.B.C., University School. and Belmont High School. Again Royal Roads put up a stro ng showing, but as \'et ouhidc compe tition is sti ll a little too strong for the cadets. Times suc h as the winning times which \Ve have seen these last three years on the course in the Invitation Eve nt are almost beyond the reach of tadet entries. Our crowded curriculum doesn't allow suffi cien t tim e for cade ts to work themselves into that fine peak of con dition demanded of good longdistance runners. Yct the time will certainly come agai n when the Admiral Nelles Trophy will once more rest .on ou r trop hy shelf (as it did in 1948, 1949, 1950, and 1951) . Let us hope thi s time will be soon.

BOXING TEAM Reor : J . A. Fall, D. M. Coulter, Sgt. H. W . Kennedy, R. D. Cook. T. B. Mahood . Front: P. N. Howard, D. H. Oke, E. A. Mansfield , D. Lamorre .

SWIMMING TEAM Reor : Sgt. A . T. Jones, D. Fro ser. D. R. Boyle, B. B. Smallmon-Tew O. F. McNab, F L E. Simkin,. Front: P. A. FlynnMt~lr!g :KW~I/ ' B~LI~:~:n~' J . C. Alexonder.

RIFLE TEAM Reor: W . J, McMaster, J. M. Thlbldeou, CPO D. W . Barker, F. G. Hutson, L. E. McGaw. Front: G. H. Jockson, E. Go~osz, D. L. Lewis . Mining : R. Gilhlond .

INTER-FLIGHT CROSS-COUNTRY 11\ the midst of the soccer season came the 4.2 mile CfOss-country run.

The Wing assembled by flights at the starting line on Creery Field. At the sound of a gun they were off. Mackenzie's Paul Romyn took an early lead and set a very swift pace all the way. Kristjanson, however, eventually passed him and crosse~ the finish line first. His time was twenty-three mlllutes and twenty-five seconds; a wonderful displa~ of endurance. Champlaill Flight, Kristjanson se tting the pace, placed first with 559 points. Then followed La Salle with 604; Hud son, 665; Mackenzie, 701; Cartier, 800; alld finally Fraser, 840. THE SWIM GALA By C-F,'L '.". J. Broughton "Timers and judges ready!" "Sw immers take your marks!" Bangl Splash !-glugl-glugl-glug!-glug I The inter-flight swim meet was on I Held for the tirst time at the new twenty-five yard Naden pool, the meet was a s uccess in every way. Also for the first time, open events were held for cadets to try to break existing Royal Roads swimming records. In the swimming, Champlain, La Salle and Hudson Flights were endowed with the best fishes and headed nearly every event; all events were relay s , with the

exceptioll of the Flight plunge. Everyone participated. The diving competition provided many a laugh . The "strail!ht dive" was by far the most popular di ve used by the competitors. Paul Segers gave us a display of diving, Belgium-style, by falling like a st in' board from the high tower . To everyones delight he accomplished the same fea t backwards 011 his second dive. At the end of the meet, a ISO-ya rd medley relay between Juni ors and Seniors was held . Despite a fourteen-second handicap, the Senior team with Steuart, Broughton, and Boyle pulled ahead of Fraser, Flynn, and Kerr to win by two yards. The final stand in gs in the swim gala were as follo\\'s: Champlain 60 points 56 " La Salle Hud so n 42 Fraser 33 Mackenzie 33 Cartier 28 Thanks are expressed to the Officers a nd Faculty who ran the swim gala and made it such a success. INTER-FLIGHT RIFLE SHOOTING By JIC W. J. McMaster Sports programs of nlilitary college s would not be comp lete without a Rifle Shooting competition. This year, some impressive targets in the inter-fli ght shooting were racked up, and we were disappointed that the Canadian Army didn't draft any cadets to sniper battalions. The results 01 the inter-Right competition were as lollows : Out 01 a poss ible 340 points: Champlain 325 Fraser 310 Mackenzie 308 La Salle 302 Hudson 297 Cartier 297 The rifle s hooting was under the direction of Chiel Barker thi s year and to him must go congratulations for the way in which the shooting was carried on. His timely tips and advice enabled many to better their scores, and his keen eye was ever on the lookout for possible representative team material. It is often the case that the Inter-Flight Shooting >erves to introduce many to the sport 01 target shoot .. inl:. It also provides a competition between flights where keenness of eye and steadiness 01 hands pays off. Thi s year the competition was keen, and the results were close. Let's hope that it is just as keen next year and that Chief Barker gets that perfect target he's been longing for.

REPRESENTATIVE BASKETBALL fly C-F/L W. J. Broughton Representative basketball was a success story this year from s tart to finish. Everyone '\las scep tical about OUr team's chances this year as there were only

five players back from the practices and games before a long time to get rolling. sound playing led them to in the C.S.c. Tournament.

previous year. Starting Christmas, the team took But once underway, their an overwhelming victorv .

This year, as last year, R. Binnie was the out-

standing player on the team.

One could almost say

"as Binnie goes, the team goes."

In the tournament

Royal Roads met College Militaire Royale de St. Jean in the first game. Behind twelve points early in t路he game, Royal Roads whittled at the lead until they surged ahead in the final quarter to win 58 to 49. The three top scorers were Doug Brown with 17, Ron Binnie with 13 and Tim Ryley with 12. After R.M.C. flattened C.M.R. by thirty points things looked grim. Playing one of their best games of the season, Royal Roads again came from behind to romp home with 72 to 48 victory. Ron Binnie was the ~tar 01 this game, scoring 27 points, while tearf1mate s Doug Brown and Jim De Vaney scored 14 and 9 respectively. The basketball schedule was high-lighted also by a weekend trip to Vancouver a week before the tournament.

Playing against a far superior team,

Royal Roads held the University of British Columbia to a score of 36 to 36 in the first hall. In th e last hall, a brilliant display 01 ball handling left the Royal Roads team far behind. The final score being 83 to 44. In the Victoria league , the team acquitted itself well. Alter losing their first six games, the repre路 se ntative basketball team, under the coaching 01 Lt. Bates, became a winning squad. Here are the game scores and individual point scores lor the 1954-55 season. Royal Roads 67 Esquimalt High School 82 " 42 Normal School I 82 28 Victoria College 43 52 Fletcher's 60 41 Victoria High School 55 87 H .M.C.S. Naden 67 54 H.M .C.S. Venture 25 58 H.M .C.S. Venture 43 44 University 01 British Columbia 83 55 Normal School II 41 54 Pedagogues 34 53 H .M.C.S. Naden 40 58 College Militaire Royale 49 72 Royal Military College 48 Name Games Played Points Points per Game JIC Binnie 14 201 14.4 )IC Brown 15 156 10.4 C FIL Ryley 13 105 8.0 JIC Johann es 15 79 6.5 JIC Crolton 14 70 5.3 J/C DeVaney 15 69 4.6 JIC Wood II 39 3.5 C SIC Law 8 15 1.9 SIC Grimster 8 12 1.5 JIC Safar 10 15 1.5 These dQ not include the scores and points gained at the Como x ba sketball tournament, held a week after the C.S.c. Tournament. INTER-FLIGHT BASKETBALL I mmediately following the Christmas holidays while the Representative Teams were training hard, the remainder 01 the Rights were battling for basketball supremacy. Seeing some 01 the first games, one would have thought that we were still in the football season. As the seaso n proceeded, however, skill was added to determination and the game came to re semb le basketball more and more. The competition was quite good. Mackenzie Flight took a definite hold of first position before the season was over. Hud son and Champlain followed, and then came La Salle, Cartier and Fraser. The points awarded were: Flight Won Lost Points Mackenzie 8 2 26 Champlain 6 4 22 Hud son 6 4 22 La Salle 5 5 20 Cartier 3 7 16 Fraser 2 8 14


R.eor: A. F. Joho""ps, P. D. Crofton, LCDR H. Clark, C. J . Devoney, E. B. Low . Front: R. S. Binnie, D. Grimster, J . C. Wood . Missing: C. E. S. Ryley, W. Slipchenko.


Reor : J . C. Wood , J . G. Sofa, D. Grimster, P. S. Blnni., E. B. Low . Front : A. F.Joho"nes, D. D. Brown, P. D. Crofton, H. R. Wheatley, C. J . Devoney.

C.S.C, TOURNAMENT On the morning of Wednesday, 23rd February, the Royal Roads tournament team embark~d for ?t. Je~n, P.O., confident, after many we~ks of mtcnSlve traIn-

ing, that they would return WIth the Claxton Cup. \lve enjoyed a day of rest after the long triP and then on Friday Colonel Le Hale, Commandant of C.M.R., performed the opening ceremollles. The tournament was under way! This year, once again, our greatest success was

achieved on the basketball court. Royal Roads and C.M.R. opened the hoop battle with Royal .Roads edging out C.M.R., 58-49. That same day tn. the second game we watched R.M.C. score a decIsIve 73-43 win over the tired C. M.R. team. I n the final game Binnie sparked Royal Roads a," to a ~ery conclusive victory over R.M.C. by scoring 27 P,?tnts. At half time Royal Roads led by a meek margtn of one point. However in the last half the Royal Roads "fiye" of Ryley, Binnie, Brown, Devaney and Crofton caugh t fire and pulled away from a 44-44 deadlock to a spec tacular 72-49 finale . Our efforts weren't as rewarding in the other four events. I n the initial game of volleyball C.M:R. proved itself the team to be beaten by dowmng R.M.C. 3 games to 0; scores were 15-4, 15-8, and 15-12. Royal Roads. on the other hand, managed to take one against C.M.R., IS- II. The other scores were 15-8 and 15-3 in favour of C.M.R. Royal Roads. however, was again subdued 2 games to I by R.M.C. with sco res of 15-9, 14-16 and 15-5. The most "colourful" of the events was the boxing competition on Friday night. c.짜.~. showed the greatest strength in the ring by winning 6 out of 8 bouts, R.M.C. took 4, while Fox and Lamarre were the only two able to gain victories for Royal Roads. C.M.R. started with a s treak of three victories. I n the first bout Mitchell defeated Moggrldge of R.M.C. with a first-round T.K.O. In the third r,?und of the nex t fight Coulter from Royal Roads In a rough battle was knocked out by MacNeil of C.짜:R Then Mahood of Royal Roads lost a close deCISIon to Adams of C.M.R. C.M .R.'s streak was halted by Lamarre of Royal Roads, who defeated Gallinger of C.M.R. in a T.K.O. Draper of Royal Roads had a tough break in the next bOllt by lo sing to R. M.C.'s Naudie in T.K.O. Royal Roads' final victory was reali ze d when Fox defeated Pagne of R.M.C. by a unanimous decision.

After a brief intermission the second half of the bouts began with Armstrong of R .M.C. winning. ~ver Howard of Raya1 Roads in a


deCISIOn .

C.M.R.'s bo xing talent was again displayed in the eighth bout when Vienni of C.M.R. outfought Zagrodrey of R.M.C. In th e nex t two bOllts Oke and Cook put up a great fight against Wash brook of C.M.R .. and Graham of R.M.C. respectively. However theIr opponents proved a little too strong for the Royal Roads boys. Both lost by deci sion s. In the final two bouts we watched Romano of C.M.R. defeat Whatman of R.M .C. and Rochester of R .M .C. defeat Hinton of C.M .R. On Saturday the outcome of the tournament rested in the re sults of the shooting and swimming competitions. Royal Roads came last in the rifle shooting but s till did very well, only a scant 3 points separating first and last places. Jack son led the Royal Roads team with a "99" target. The final result s were R.M.C. 487, C.M.R. 485 and Royal Roads 484. The swimming re sults decided the final standing of the three Colleges represented in the tournament. C.M .R . clinched first place by walking a way with the swimming laurels. Royal Roads came a close second. and R.M.C. was last . Royal Roads got off to a good start in the first race with Boyle. Broughton and Steuart winning the medley relay. Steuart increased the point margin by winning the lOa yards Free Style race. The teams of Freill and Dion from R.M.C. and Morin and Newman from C.M.R gave too much opposition in the diving to MacNab and Alexander of Royal Roads, Royal Roads coming last in this event. In the SO yds. Free Style, Steuart again swam for Royal Roads, finishing a close second to C.M.R.'s Christie. In the SO yards Breast Style race Broughton

frolll Royal Road s set the pace to gain another "ictory. C.M.R., however, kept ahead by winning the SO yards Back Style race, Christie being the victor. The final event decided the swimming meet. Boyle, Steuart. Broughton and Flynn swimming in the 200 yards Free Style relay pulled into an early lead, but were edged out in the last lap by the strong C.M.R. team . C.M.R had won the tournament. The victory for C.M.R. gave great boost to their ,pirits, since it was the first tournament held at their College. I t was only their second year in competition. The results of the tournament may be summarized by the words of W IC Middleton: " The competition was exceedingly close this year and although C.M.R. was victorious, the Claxton Cup might just as easily have been won by one of the other colleges. Much praise is due to the coaches and members of Our teams for the efforts they put into preparing for the tournament and for the sportsmanship they displayed while at C.M.R. Althou~h they did not win they were a credit to Royal Roads.'

SKIING By L I C D. M. Coulter A number of the ski trips were made this year by the more venturesome cadets. The first was to all old s tamping ground, that mecca for skiers, Deer Park Lodge in the Olympics near Port Angeles. The trip over was made in HMCS ORIOLE IV. There \\ ere eight Royal Roads cadets and eight Venture cadets in the group. The boat took 4 'h hours to cover the 26 miles, since the Strait was quite rough . Even such old salts as Blacker and Coulter looked green (so it may be imagined how the army types looked). Since the Strait was too rough for the ORIOLE to return Sunday night we spent the night at the U.S. Coast. Guard Station and returned Monda)' mQrning on the "Chinook." The singular hardshIp encountered was a missed physics lab. Monday morning. Mount Hollyburn was the next "port of call." Unfortunately it rained and skiing was hindered considerably. The trip over and back was made with the RC.A.F. Royal Roads' entries in the cross-country ski-run , ponsored by the Sno-Bird Ski Club of Victoria, at Mount Brenton lip-island, placed 3rd, 10th, and 13th. The weekend before stand-down, six skiers flew over to Vancouver via T.C.A., secured aU-Drive and with Jericho Bay Army Camp as a base proceeded to do some skiing. After a Saturday evening of relaxation, the skiers set out on Sunday for Grouse Mountain. The skiing was extremely good and the only complaint this weekend seems to have been the ex pense. Some extra costs were accumulated which perhaps could have been avoided. I am Sure the Juniors are looking forward to further trips next year. On behalf of the skiers I should like to thank Lieutenant Joy and Professor Keys, and also the other members of the Staff who made these trips possible.

fi HOCKEY Hockey is Canada's greatest sport. Here at Royal Roads, however, it is one of the few sports which does not receive its due. At the College, a 'winter's hockey consists of but five inter-Right games. Every Wednesday in the third term, classes were started early so that the Cadets arrive at the Memorial Arena in Victoria by noon to begin their inter-Right matches. It is rather surprising to see such a good brand of hockey from cadets. The final inter-Right standings are as follows: T Pts. W L o 15 5 0 1. Mackenzie o 13 4 1 2. Cartier o 11 3 2 3. Champlain 1 8 1 3 4. Hudson 1 8 1 3 4. Fraser o 5 o 5 6. La Salle This year an extra Wednesday afternoon was set aside for three of the most exciting games of the season. The first was a game between a representative team from Royal Roads and one from VENTURE. Howard scored three times to lead Royal Roads to a 4-0 victory, Fox scored the other goal. The second game was between the Staff of Royal Roads and the Staff of Venture. Again the "Big Blue Machine" came through with a victory, winning 7-0. Much credit for the victory goes to Padre Maclean who scored three goals, to the fine defence of \Ving Commander Middleton and to the spectacular net-minding of Dr. Stewart. The third game was the annual Junior-Senior game. This was a fast, exciting game with the Seniors carrying the edge in play to gain a 3-0 win. Culley, who also net-minded for the VENTURE game, scored IllS second shutout of the day. It is hoped in the future that hockey will become a major sport at Royal Roads. Talent such as we have seen this year should not go to waste. INTER-FLIGHT TRAP SHOOTING By C-W/C C. P. Lawes This year trap shooting was placed on an interRight basis. Each Sunday's duty Right assembled on the square with the guns, ammunition and a sufficient number of clay pigeons. From there the cadets, accompanied by the Officer-of-the-Day and the Petty-Officer-of-the-Day, drove to the trap range. Even though the shooting was made an inter-Right event we found that it was just as easy as ever to miss the black birds. However, everyone enjoyed himself, while learning something about shooting. When all the results were in, the flights stood in the following order: Hudson, Fraser, Cartier, Mackenzie, Champlain. La Salle. AN ARMY CADET'S IMPRESSIONS OF THE AIR TRIP FROM C.M.R. (Dedicated to Members of the Tournament Team) By JIC W. ]. McMaster People of the actual senior Canadian service, the Army (the R.C.R. was formed in 1867, 43 years before the R.C.N. came into being), have long been aware of strange people who run around in bluf uniforms. of two distinctly different shades. Those wearing the darker shade arc sea-going taxi-drivers (who drive taxis whieh the soldier sometimes has to take). What the others are, the Army has never been too sure. That is, until recently. They are a fifth column, operating for some foreign power, who wish to ruin the health, the morale, and the moral well-being of the Army. This was demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt on the night of February 27, 1955. On that night an attempt was made to rupture the stomachs of all the good soldiers aboard one of those roaring, bucking, fire-spitting. cold, nauseating, twisting, monsters that was once only an idea in the Wright brothers' minds. This attempt was nearly successful. The attack was made against those members of that excellent organization which is known as the Canadian Army, who partie i-

pated in an athletic tournament in the East. All the Corps of the Army (including the R.C.A.) wer< represented whln the attack was made and, sad as it makes me say this, we were all helpless. In the onslaught which took place, they had us at their



The enemy was so successful in its attack as it was, mostly because of the close co-operation which exists between the air and the ground members of this sabotaging organization. Anyone who ate an "RCAF Special Sundae" before boarding the plane will testify to this. The reckless driving of frustrated jet aces, coupled with the poison served at the dry canteen at RCAF Station Winnipeg, made the poor Army cadets terribly afraid that the plane was not going to land at all, leaving them to the most horrible and unsoldier-like of deaths. Needless to say, the morale of the captives was thoroughly shattered by the experience. The poor unfortunates, fortunately, were rescued at Vancouver by those stalwart sons of freedom (no, not Doukhabours), the Canadian Army. The victims of these "subversives in blue" were wined and dined by the Army, and retired for a well-earned rest in luxurious, wide beds; between clean fresh sheets, under soft fluffy blankets. However, this contented 51umber was not to continue; for at the first crack of dawn, one of the saboteurs who had gained an inside track in his efforts to knock the props from the well-being of Canada's defence, broke into the suites provided for the victims by the afore-mentioned pillars of Democracy (the Canadian Army). With his close-cropped brush cut and his parade square bellow, he ruthlessly turned out the weary survivors. However, the morning was made a bit rosy by a beautiiul breakfast in exotic surroundings - Army mess halls even have murals on the walls. The thoughts of a beautiiul day were shattered by some more exposure to those agents of discomfort, and we were again carted a way like doomed people. (1 t seems that this Air Force has a great deal of influence on the activitie. of Royal Roads cadets, especially whon the Commandant is in Ottawa.) However, the saboteurs had been cowed by their contact with the Army and they gave the poor cadets a restful trip to Victoria, this time missing the mountain on Salt Spring Island by more than 100 feet. By mid-afternoon the recovered cadets were back in the class rooms (studies were made optional, so naturally they were in attendance at classes all after .. noon) and with all the memories (ha-tee-daw) of the past few days completely erased from their minds. the cadets carried on with happy existence at Royal Roads. However, one thing was impressed upon their minds, and that was never to trust their so-called brother service, the Air Force. The true nature of this terrible organization which has secured the taxpayers' money, was finally revealed. The Army, certainly, will n~ver trust themselves in their hands again. Nor will the Army have anything more to do with the RCAF Special Sundaes. CONCLUSION A few sports events have yet to be held before the winner of the Shield is declared: The Rights are now battling their way through volleyball. Later in the month a track and field meet will be held to end the year's competition. At this time Champlain Flight seems to have secured a hold on first place, but there is nothing to stop the other flights from battlin>: for second place. The standings to date are:

Champlain Mackenzie Hudson La Salle Cartier Fraser

365 295 256 235 175 ISO



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COACHES CPO F. Potts, Sgt. A . T. Jones, CPO D. W . Barker, Sgt. H. W. Kennedy, PO R. A. Bolt. Missing : Lieut P. J . Botes.

1955 Log Canadian Services College Royal Roads  

This 1955 yearbook, known as The Log, commemorates the events at Canadian Services College Royal Roads in Victoria, BC, Canada. A hardcopy o...

1955 Log Canadian Services College Royal Roads  

This 1955 yearbook, known as The Log, commemorates the events at Canadian Services College Royal Roads in Victoria, BC, Canada. A hardcopy o...