|Branch and Member News 2014
F86 and CF100 Monuments - RMC Kingston
Appeal for funding
The F86 was donated to the College in 1968 and the CF100 was donated around 1982. Both aircraft were refurbished 18 years ago in 1996. The aircraft are in poor condition, and there is some external damage to both aircraft and particularly the CF100. The two classes that donated the aircraft have been approached to finance the current proposed refurbishment and both declined citing that they were committed to other projects.
Wayne Williams, a retired Chief Warrant Officer from 1 Wing, recently managed a project to refurbish a Harvard aircraft that sits on a pedestal at the Kingston Airport. Acting on behalf of the RMCC Monuments and Memorials Committee, he has been requested to prepare a proposal to complete a similar restoration of our two aircraft tentatively scheduled for early spring with objective having it completed for the 2015 graduation. The proposal will be presented to the Monuments and Memorials Committee during their next scheduled meeting on 26Jan15 It will also be circulated to the various stakeholders for comment before being submitted to the Commandant for approval. The committee has full responsibility for not only the two aircraft onsite but also the tanks and guns.
On the longer term, Wayne recommends washing and waxing the airframes after 10 years and completing a more extensive restoration five years later. Ideally an annuity should be established that would provide sufficient funds for future restoration work.
This is an appeal for funds to refurbish both aircraft this coming spring and hopefully to start an annuity to ensure both aircraft are maintained in pristine condition. A special fund has been set up with the Foundation for income tax purposes and members are asked to donate their donations to the “RMCC Aircraft Monument Repair”.
Member, RMCC Monuments and Memorials Committee
Members Vote For New Club Governance
For your information, the month long electronic voting period commenced today for vote on a new Club governance model and revised constitution. The voting period is from 17 November until 17 December. An e-mail was sent out to 5,000 eligible club voters today from the RMC Alumni site. The contents of this e-mail were replicated in eVeritas for those who did not receive an e-mail: http://everitas.rmcclub.ca/?p=126209
Pour votre information, la période de scrutin a commencé aujourd'hui pour le vote sur la restructuration du Club et la modification de la constitution. La période de scrutin est du 17 novembre au 17 décembre. Aujourd’hui, le Club a envoyé 5 000 courriels aux membres du club qui ont le droit de voter. Le contenu du courriel ont été répliqué dans eVeritas pour ceux qui n'ont pas reçu un e-mail.
Afin de voter, visiter le site web suivant. The direct link to the site for voting is: http://rmcalumni.ca/constitutionsurvey/
For members who do not have internet access, it is also possible to register a vote by calling the toll free number for Panet House. 1-888 386-3762.
Si vous n’avez pas d’accès au internet, il est également possible d'enregistrer un vote en appelant le numéro sans frais, 1 888 386-3762.
WW II commemorative lapel pin
To mark the 75th anniversary of Canada's engagement in the Second World War, beginning September 10, 2014, living Canadian Veterans of the Second World War may request a special commemorative lapel pin and certificate of recognition.
Attached is the VAC press release and request form for the newly approved WW II commemorative lapel pin.
For press release or application form, please use the form on the contact page of this site.
If you did not serve in the second world war, please feel free to distribute the information to anyone who did, especially to those who do not have email.
Obituary Notice – Danny McLeod
Major (Retired) William John “Danny” McLeod MC, CD, DMSc (Hon.)
Veteran of WWII, with the South Alberta Regiment,
And post war, with the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians)
Born in Medicine Hat, Alberta on 5 November 1921
To the Late John Samuel and Rowena McLeod
Died peacefully at St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital Kingston, Ontario on 14 January 2014.
He is survived by his wife Sheila McLeod, brother Norm McLeod (Shirley), daughter Janis Pilling (Gregg), stepdaughter Deborah McCallan (Ric), stepson Douglas McLeod (Kimberley), and predeceased by his brothers Jim and Ken McLeod, daughter Margaret Smythe, and stepdaughter Donna Wilson (Steve).
He was truly loved and will be sadly missed by his grandchildren: Don Smythe (Jacqui), Cheryl Bursey (Gerry), Danny Pilling (Lori), Nicholas McCallan (Marianna), Lucas McCallan (Caitlin), Mitchell McCallan, Sean Wilson (Samantha), Justine Wilson (Mitchell), Elizabeth McLeod, and Carolyn McLeod, and his great grandchildren, Nathan, Chase, Scott, Leah, Jordana, Colten, Brett and Emelyn. He was predeceased by his grandson Scott Flaig.
Visitation at James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Blvd., Kingston on Friday, 17 January from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral will be at St. George’s Cathedral, King St. E. at Johnston, Kingston on Saturday, 18 January at 2:00 p.m. In memory of Danny, donations may be made to The Salvation Army, St. George’s Cathedral, St. James Anglican Church, or The Danny McLeod Athletic Endowment Fund Royal Military College.