Sunday, May 13, 2018

7985 J.A.M. Richard Michon (1945 - 2018)

Although I have no details at this moment, I have been informed by a reliable source that Richard passed away recently. I am trying to obtain precise details.

Je n'ai pas de details, mais j'ai entendu d'une source digne fiable que Richard est decede recemment. Je suis en train d'obtenir d'autre informations.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Toronto Mess Dinner April 27, 2018

10 members of the Class attended the Toronto Branch Mess Dinner. Can you identify all of them?

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Are Canada's Military Smart Enough? A Debate

Some light reading forwarded to me by MMJ


When a Veteran leaves the 'job' and retires to a better life, many are jealous, some are pleased, and others, who may have already retired, wonder if he knows what he is leaving behind, because we already know.

We know, for example, that after a lifetime of camaraderie that few experience, it will remain as a longing for those past times.
We know in the Military life there is a fellowship which lasts long after the uniforms are hung up and dust collects back of one’s closet.  We know even if he throws them away, they will be on him forever and with every stride and breath that remains in his life. We also know how the very bearing of the man speaks of what he was and in his heart still is.
These are the burdens of the job. You will still look at people suspiciously, still see what others do not see or choose to ignore and always will look at the rest of the Military world with a respect for what they do; only grown in a lifetime of knowing.  Never think for one moment you are escaping from that life. You are only escaping the 'job' and merely being allowed to leave 'active' duty.

So what I wish for you is that whenever you ease into retirement, in your heart you never forget for one moment that you are still a member of the greatest fraternity the world has ever known.

NOW... Civilian Friends vs. Veteran Friends in Comparisons:

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Get upset if you're too busy to talk to them for a week.
VETERAN FRIENDS: Are glad to see you after years, and will happily carry on the same conversation you were having the last time you met.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.
VETERAN FRIENDS: Have cried with you.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Keep your stuff so long they forget it's yours.
VETERAN FRIENDS: Borrow your stuff for a few days then give it back.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Know a few things about you.
VETERAN FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that's what the crowd is doing.
VETERAN FRIENDS: Will stand by you no matter what the crowd does.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Are for a while.
VETERAN FRIENDS: Are for life.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Have shared a few experiences...
VETERAN FRIENDS: Have shared a lifetime of experiences no citizen could ever dream of...
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will take your drink away when they think you've had enough.
VETERAN FRIENDS: Will look at you stumbling all over the place and say, 'You better drink the rest of that before you spill it!' Then carry you home safely and put you to bed...
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will ignore this.
VETERAN FRIENDS: Will forward this.
A veteran - whether on active duty, retired, served one hitch, or reserve is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The Government and People of Canada ' for an amount of 'up to and including my life'.
From one Veteran to another, it's has been an honour to have met, worked, and known you and to have enjoyed your company. Thank you for your service to Canada and defending the freedoms we enjoy today. 

Forwarded to me by Cajo

Wednesday, December 20, 2017


Our next reunion in Kingston will take place on 13, 14 and 15 September 2019. The Legacy Dinner will be on 12 September 2019.

The Mess for our usual Friday night Class function has been booked.

Notre prochaine reunion a Kingston de la Classe aura lieu le 13, 14, et 15 septembre 2019. LeDiner Heritage aura lieu le 12 septembre 2019.

Le mess pour notre soiree de la Classe le vendredi a ete reserve


CMR Homecoming Weekend is 23 - 24 August, 2019

Go to for more information

Fin de semaine des retrouvailles  23 - 24 aout, 2019

Voir pour d'autres details

-24 August 2018

24-24 August 2018

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Remembrance Day 2017

Fletcher T and Don B March in Ottawa Ceremony

And no that is not Kirk T beside Fletcher.

A different rendition of Last Post.

Sunday, September 17, 2017


You may recall when Facebook was launched, I was keen on using it as a vehicle to enable everyone to manage their own info and photos. I backed off promoting it when I saw how much personal info they wanted and displayed.

Now, probably a decade later we have learned to live with this social media and have a better understanding of the privacy controls.

I have decided to list everyone who has a Facebook account that I know of. This will enable everyone to manage and share their own info and photos.

In keeping with my policy of not providing full names, I will link a number with first name and initial of surname.

I am a neophyte at FB but viewing the pages of classmates, it has inspired me to be a little more active but the morphing is not going to happen over night. I encourage you to read Mark M's recent piece on time management.

I have a FB page for our Class ( which is a closed group. It is not meant to replace this web blog. Give me some time to sort out the primary uses of each.

If you do not want yours advertised, please let me know. This is a work in progress. I have quite a few but need time to put up. If you think I 've forgotten you, please send email or respond here.

7486 GideonF
7530 FletcherT
7664 WayneH
7746 StanG
7753 ChrisH
7769 MichaelL
7783 PeterM
7821 PeteVH
7855 PaulH
7856 JohnB
7859 MarkH
7886 Pierre D
7904 NormandL
7919 TomK
7959 MH
7960 DanaF
7964 DonB
8012 BillA
8027 RonD
8031 TomE
8033 BrianF
8034 GerryG
8037 DaveG
8046 JohnK
8052 GM
8056 Pole
8058 TerryM
8061 BobM
8063 DaveN
8067 GerryP
8092 Herc
8060 HarryM
8079 KirkT
8084 BruceW
8090 BurtA
8100 WilB
8117 DougF
8120 BillG
8138 FredJ
8140 RonK
8146 MelL
8149 DougM
8161 MarkM
8170 KeithO
8171 DonP
8184 GaryS
8185 BillS
8187 DaveS
8190 DonT
8198 RickW