RMC to welcome new and former officer cadets at Reunion Weekend
Friends and family are invited to the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) for the celebration of its annual Reunion Weekend. The weekend, which welcomes former officer cadets back to RMC each year, will include a variety of activities, including the annual obstacle course and a parade in which first-year officer cadets, the Class of 2023, officially become part of the Cadet Wing.
Royal Military College of Canada
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Kingston, Ont. B3K 5X5
- Obstacle Course and Coin Presentation
The Class of 2023 will conclude their orientation program with the challenging obstacle course. This will be followed by a coin presentation ceremony in which members of the Old Brigade present each first-year officer cadet with an RMC commemorative coin engraved with their College number. The Old Brigade is comprised of former officer cadets who entered RMC 50 or more years ago.
When: Friday, September 13, 1:30 p.m.
- Traditional Badging Parade
The official presentation of cap badges acknowledges the Class of 2023’s start at RMC. Cap badges are presented by members of the Old Brigade. Officer cadet awards for leadership, academics and athletics will also be presented.
When: Saturday, September 14, 10 a.m.
- Wall of Honour Ceremony
The Wall of Honour ceremony recognizes former officer cadets and other distinguished individuals associated with the Canadian Military Colleges for outstanding achievements and contributions to Canada and the world. This year’s honourees are the late Major-General Thomas-Louis Tremblay and the late Brigadier George Edwin “Ted” Beament.
When: Saturday, September 14, 1:30 p.m.
- Memorial Arch Ceremony
A memorial ceremony to honour former Canadian Military College cadets who lost their lives in service will be held at the Memorial Arch. Former officer cadets, led by members of the Old Brigade, will start from the Parade Square, march along Precision Drive, pass the Wall of Honour and continue to Cavalry Gate before turning left onto Highway 2. The parade will then proceed along Highway 2 to the road leading into the Memorial Arch. Officer cadets will line the route along Valour Drive. On completion of the Memorial Service, the former officer cadets will march back to the Parade Square.
When: Sunday, September 15, 10:30 a.m.