Royal Military College of Canada - Review Yearbook (Kingston, Ontario Canada)

 - Class of 1961

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R.M.C. Review No. 4703 , RONALD WALTER SHURB BANTING MEMORIAI, HIGH SCHOOL Ron. born in Brandon, Manitoba. on March 4, 1936, received most of his earlier education in army schools and graduated from Banting Memorial in Alliston, Ont. He spent his next three years at CMR, acquiring a taste for "cokes", alcoholic beverages, games of clhance, good music. and the fairer sex. While at CMR. he played on its repre- sentative football, golf, and fencing teams, in the latter sport achieving class B standingg and for two consecutive years he was runner-up in the Quebec Championship-s. On arrival at RMC, he became the fencing team captain and played on the representative volleyball team. Spending some extra time in third year, Ron discovered that cutting hair wasn't so difficult. Last summer, he worked with INCO up at Hudson Bay, and acquired some practical experi- ence in surveying. Ron, a staunch member of the Royal Canadian Engineers, studies Civil Engineering at RMC and hopes to be posted to Germany upon completion of his studies at UBC. His ability to get along well with others and his good sense of humour will continue to keep Ron a popular fellow, and should bring him a successful career. No. 5214 BRIAN LACHLAN MELVILLE SMITH ST. JAMES COLLEGIATE "Smitty" first graced the world in VVinnipeg, on April 22, 1939. He gained his early education from no less than three provinces - Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, and as a result, joined us at RMC' in 1957 with a good deal more than a formal diploma. To this early travel and introduction to such a wide cross-section of Canada and people in general, could be attributed the universal acceptance that congenial Brian enjoyed among his classmates. He took up his favourite sport here, football, in his second year. His drive and energy soon over- came any disadvantage encountered by his com- paratively small sizie. and as fullback this past season he proved a tremendous asset to the senior team. By then he had already made an impressive name for himself in CSC boxing. and on the college gymnastics team as well. An Electrical Engineering student, he will secure his degree this coming year at the U of T, then pursue his career as an RCAF pilot. Best wishes for the future, Smitty, and remember the Coronation Wing! CF. F. WJ No. 5100 STEPHEN WRIGHT SPERO Cfadet Spero was born in Prescott, Ont., March 31, 1939, and received his primary education there. His family moved to Brantford and then to Kingston where Steve graduated in 1956. The year 1956 was a momentous one as two scholarships were awarded to Steve: a dying scholarship which allowed him to earn his private pilot's licence, and an ROTP scholarship to attend CMR. The three years at CMR saw Steve become a valued member of Escadrille Parties. Active in all sports, he was especially outstanding in basketball and hockey. Studies were another matter. and two years were required to sort them out. At gradua- tion, however, Steve won top prizes in mathematics and physics. At RMC, he did verv well in the third year in Chemical Engineering, however, a History "SUD" .robbed him of the prize for chemical engineers. Steve has a good life ahead if he can tackle new problems as he did the old, and if he can retain his keen sense of humor. KH. A. CJ

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1961 No 5073 PIERRE ROUILLARD ECOLE SUPERIEURE ST-MATHIEU DE BEI,OElI, Pierre est natif de St-Hilaire . . . les pommes, la petite montagne. vous savez? Il en est tres tier. Apres de brillantes etudes ft l'Ecole Superieurre St-Mathieu de Beloeil, il Opta pour la vie militaire et on le retrouva au CMR qu'il quitta avec une mention en histoire en poche. Tout jeune, il fut sans doute impressionne par les "Canadiens", les "Alouettes" et Marciano car Pierre est un athlete accompli. ll fut etoile de hockey et de football au CMR comme au RMICQ il brilla aussi a la boxe. Quand "Big Bear" Cdu a sa constitutionj arriva au CMR, il trouva les environs familiersg il avait deja passe un ete d'entrainement avec le RCEME. La. il se consacra aux sports et a ses etudes en genie mecanique, ne pouvant aller fi Montreal trop souvent voir son amie. Philosophe a ses heures, sympathique, calme et pondere mais toujours souriant. Pierre seme la joie de vivre autour de lui. Aussi est-il tres populaire. Tous sont d'avis qu'il saura faire son chemin dans la vie. Bonne chance et Poly l'an prochain. 3 lA. L. No. 5220 KENNETH HARRISON SCOTT BEMROSE GRAMMAR SCHOOL The college has been blessed these past four years with the blond hair and English accent of Ken Scott. The accent is no accident as .Scotty was born in Derby, England, on March 31, 1937. He received his early schooling at Bemrose, graduating in 1953. Contrary to popular jests, Ken was not de- ported. He sailed for Canada with his mother and father in the summer of 1953. They settled in Montreal which soon earned Ken's affection. For four years he worked during the day and went to night school at Sir George William College. This hard work won him the right for further education at RMC as a member of the RCN. Since discovering skiing, Ken has been very enthusiastic about the sport. Cycling is no longer one of his major interests. A member of the repre- sentative Sailing Club, Ken is an accomplished sailor. Further in the aquatic field, he has been a member of the swimming team for the past four years and has managed it for the past two. Follow- ing his mechanical abilitv, Ken is enrolled in Mechanical Engineering. VVe wish Ken the best of luck! CJ. G. TJ No. 5291 STANLEY CHARLES SHEPHERD RICHMOND HILL HIGH SCHOOL Stan was born in Elgin Mills in January. 1939. According to best information available, it was here he picked up his famous "little black cloud" which has been his ever-present companion with a few notable exceptions. His liittle companion didn't prevent him obtain- ing Outstanding marks in high school, nor did it affect his successful application for ROTP. When he turned up at Roads on "that" day, his nemesis seemed to start working overtime, but his irrepressible sense of humour saw him through. Finishing with first class honours in second year, he decided to try Engineering Physics at RMiC. But he saw the light along with the other ten members who joined the ranks of Electricals. Very impressed with the beauties of the West Coast, Stan plans to attend UBC next year. Stan's career as a pilot hasn't suffered from the effects of his little cloud, and we wish him the best of luck on T-Birds at Portage next year. QM. lil. SJ



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1961 ' No. 4970 ROBERT PETER SPITTAL SEAFORTH HIGH SCHOOL After a bgiief sojourn at Royal Roads, where he distinguished himself both militarily and sports- wise. Pete arrived at RMC to live up to his reputa- tion as a dep dable and willing worker. His deter- mination hasgiiade Pete many friends, as have his pleasant smile, subtle wit, and thoughtfulness. Seaforth certainly produced a iine son in Pete. As co-captain of this year's senior football team, he gave the squad the leadership it needed. with outstanding play and continuous encourage- ment to the new players. Pete is initent on a career in the Artillery and is following the General Science course, which will gain him a B.Sc. this June. After graduation. Pete will join the 4th RCHA where he will undoubtedly leave his mark. Pete has done a fine job as DXCFL of Pontiac Flight, being respected by his cadets for the under- standing and help he has given. A family man alt heart, it will not be long before he settles down to raising a small family. VVhoever she may be tno one in mind yetj Petes wife will be a fortunate lady indeed. tR.B.J No. 5216 DAVID JOHN VICTOR SPRINGATE ROSEMOUNT HIGH SCHOOL Dave was born at Reading, England. in June. 1940. Eight years later, he became a colonialist by voyaging to Montreal. He has since moved to Quebec City where he is staunchly upholding Anglo- Saxon initerests. In 1957. Dave completed first year Engineering at McGill. Then, fascinated by the idea of being a.ble to double a parade square. he applied to RMC. Here he has put his talents to good use. His first loves have always been the Drama Club, his accor- dion, and drumming in the Pipe Band. In his later years. Dave exitended his participation to the Rifle and Skin-Diving Clubs. His presence has also been felt in iiight sports where he has always been a willing and enthusiastic contributor. Dave has spent his summers at Stations Clinton and Camp Borden. Upon completion of another training phase, he will enter the Air Force Technical List as an Armament Officer. Academically, Dave's chosen field is Electrical Engineeringg he may well end up where he started by returning to McGill for his degree. CJ. J. D. LJ No. 5215 VVARREIN RICHARD LAWRENCE SPRINGFORD ST. CATHARINES C.I. AND V.S. On the day of March 5 in the year 1938, Larry Springford was born in Toronto. Seeking warmer weather, this young fellow moved south to St. Catharines where he received his secondary school education. Upon graduation from there, Larry moved to Kingston, and was officially welcomed to RMC and to the life of a recruit. Taking up residence in the Stone Frigate. Larry roughed it for two years. Having found his way in CSC, he became interested in diving and water polo and was on these RMC teams for three years in the CSC tournaments. This year, he was introduced to rugger and played on the college team. Also Larry saw the many advantages of the Pipe Band, and worked his way up to the position of Cadet Wing Drum Major. During the summers. Larry has been training here in Kingston with the RCEME. This city ilpdpears to have some strange attraction for this a . Next year. Larry plans to continue his educa- tion in Mechanical Engineering at the University of 'Toronto. However, before he leaves, he will set up housekeeping with a Kingston lass in August. We wish Larry the best of luck for the future. CVV. H. KJ

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