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STAND DOWN WEEKEND by Pat Dunne The sap starts running at about the beginnmg of March, and Royal Roads cadets are no exception to this trend in nature . At 1200 hours, 1 Mar 62, the long a w a it e d Stand Down Weekend began . Well prepared plans for our three and a half days of freedom were brought to light. Our cherished civilian clothes were unpacked, our uniforms hastily put out of sight and out of mind, and we all headed someplace to "get it out of our system ." Many cadets went to Mount Baker fo r a weekend of skiing and frolicking in the snow . Royal Roads had a snowfall almost as heavy as the one on the sunny slopes of Mount Baker, but the skier5 brought back tales that made us envy them . Pete Messner was the only casualty with a twisted knee . He spent the rest of the weekend tactfully evading a reportedly good -loa king girl with simi liar troubles. Wall y Yankowich headed for Los Angeles, where we heard he made quite a hit with his pale pigmentation. A few of the Edmonton cadets decided to risk venturing back to their old stamping grounds only to find that the

temperoture was in the low below 50's. A lot of us were in Funville (Vancouver) short hours after our release, for a sure thing as far as having a good time was concerned . Many who were so inclined kept in good shape for the boxing by finding two taverns side by side and working out on the parallel bars . Some of us were even fortunate enough to be introduced to the gay set in Vancouver. The largest group remained within the environs of our hospitable little city of Victoria, no doubt because of the snow. The city reeled from the shock of a massed attack, but only light damage was sustained . Crumpled fenders and a few odd totally destroyed motels were the only serious incidents . Mike Bond recently closed a deal with the insurance companies: in return for never again stepping into a U-Drive, Mike will receive $100 per month for life. We think he got robbed . All in all, Stand Down was a roaring success. May we take the opportunity to suggest that a few more Stand Downs per term would raise the morale sky-high throughout the year.

DANCES AND PARTIES by Pat Dunne The first dance this year was the Hallowe'en Formal, held in conjunction with the visit by the USAF Academy. Juniors got their first loak at a blind date in Victoria and in many cases seemed extremely pleased . Our representative soccer team threw a party for the visiting team at the Grouse Nest. The USAF cadets were extremely pleased, both with their dates and with the entertainment we laid on for them . They left us Sunday morning with happy smiles and as a token of their appreciaton for our hospitality they made two low level passes over Wing Parade with their returning aircraft. The Senior Term had its first porty early in the fall term . The unaccustomed freedom of semi-civilian clothes made the party an unqualified success. The Christmas Ball was a very well planned and well decorated affair. The Junior Term is to be congratulated on its very fine effort. As is the custom here, all good dances wind up with a rip-roaring party and the Christmas Ball was no exception . A very sastisfying porty at the Elks Club concluded a very special evening . 34

All four squadrons held their porties after the New Year. All were well attended and there were no complaints about lack of either beer or sinful games. A warm aura of friendliness pervades these little gatherings. In addition to the squadron parties, almost every flight had an unofficial get together at either the Mess Decks or in some of the recognized places of pleasure . No complaints here either. St. Valentine's hit us when we were low in cash and close to Stand Down. The now famous phrase "all cadets are expected to attend" was given widely diverging shades of meaning, and consequently there was a lot of roam on the Quarterdeck for dancing . Many who were there enjoyed themselves more than on any other occasion . Finally, the consensus of opinion is that the social life this year was vastly richer than it had ever been before. Debutantes were escorted, new girls were met, old girls were forgotten, and our devil-may-care at tit u d e has achieved wider notoriety. A very good year.

1962 Log Canadian Services College Royal Roads  

This 1962 yearbook, known as The Log, commemorates the events at Canadian Services College Royal Roads in Victoria, BC, Canada. A hardcopy o...

1962 Log Canadian Services College Royal Roads  

This 1962 yearbook, known as The Log, commemorates the events at Canadian Services College Royal Roads in Victoria, BC, Canada. A hardcopy o...