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

 - Class of 1964

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152 RMC Review No. 2434, Melville Greenshields Bell Born in Montreal in 1917, Melville G. Bell attended Harrow School in England and then entered RMC in 1935. He left the College in 1937 and joined the Air Force. He served with Bomber Command in the Second World War. He became a journalist with the Toronto Globe and Mail in 1949. He died in Sienna, Italy, in May, 1963. A special memoral service was held for him in the chapel of the Church of St. James the Apostle in Montreal on 7 May, 1963. No. 2580, Harry Harland Hyndman Harry H. Hyndman died suddenly in Montreal on 28 August, 1963. He was 46 years of age. He was born in Edmonton, attended TCS, and came to RMC as a Navy cadet in 1937. He left RMC in 1939 to join the R.C.N. He served throughout the war after a period of training at the Royal Navy College at Dart-' mouth, England. He had the exciting experience of being torpedoed in H.M.S. Escapade. He retired from the Navy in 1945 and was elected to the Legislature of Ontario for the Toronto riding of Toronto-Bracondale. He later became associated as a newspaperman with the Oshawa Times. At the time of his death he was living in Montreal. No. 3606, Flight Lieutenant Robert George Burnie, R.C.A.F. F! L. R. G. Burnie died from a stroke at Bagotville, Quebec, on 16 October, 1963. He was buried in Prince Albert, Sask. Bob Burnie entered Royal Roads as an R.C.A.F. cadet in 1952, came to RMC in 1954 and graduated in engineer- ing in 1956. After a period of training he was posted to Comox and then to Bagotville, He leaves a Wife and three small children. At the College he held the rank of C.S.C., and played rep. football. -ll

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1964 151 Don Turnbull was born in Rothesay in 1905. He entered RMC in 1924 from Ridley, and graduated in 1929. He had planned on returning to the College for the fortieth anniversary of entry of his class. He began the practice of engin- eering on graduation. He joined the RC.A.F. in 1939 and served throughout the war. He transferred to the R.C.A.F. reserve in 1946 and went back to engineer- ing. He headed his own firm of D. O. Turnbull and Associates, specialists in the design of marine structures and industrial buildings. His first engineering experi- ences were with the Canadian Industries, Ltd., and the Canadian Foundation Company. He supervised the reconstruction of King Edward Pier in Montreal and did similar work in Saint John Harbour. He was prominent in the affairs of the Greater Saint John Area, including the Board of Trade, King's County Council, and the mayorship of Rothesay. Don Turnbull is a brother of No. 1006, W. W. Turnbull of South Orange, N.J. No. 1879, Malcolm Stewart Sutherland M, S. Sutherland was born in 1909, entered RMC in 1925, and graduated in 1929. He studied accountancy and obtained his C.A. in 1937. He had a long affiliation with the Oueen's Own Regiment of Canada. In the Second World War he served with the R.C.A.F. and retired in 1945 with the rank of squadron leader. Following the war he returned to his profession. For a time he was Controller with the Burlington Steel Company Limited. He died in Hamilton on 5 April, 1963. No. 1900, Group Captain Douglas Muir Edwards, A.F.C., C.D., L.deH. GXC. D. M. Edwards entered RMC from Ottawa Collegiate in 1926 and graduated in 1930. He immediately joined the R.C.A.F. and by the time of the Second World War he had risen to the rank of squadron leader. He won many awards for his skill as a war pilot, including the American Air Medal. After the war he commanded the Central Flying Training School at Trenton and later the R.C.A.F. Station at Camp Borden. In 1958, he was appointed Air Attache, Canadian Embassy at Bonn, Germany. He retired after thirty years' service and became the European representative for the A. V. Roe Canada Limited. He died of a heart attack in Germany in March, 1963. No. 2122, Lieutenant-Colonel Donald McLaren Wilson Lt.-Col. Don Wilson died in the Great War Memorial Hospital, Perth, Ontario, on 27 November, 1963, from a coronary thrombosis. He was born in Perth in 1911, educated at Perth Collegiate and RMC, which he entered in 1929. He was an outstanding track and lield athlete and was a member of the 1932-33 Lafferty Cup team. He also played for the First Football Team. He graduated from the College in 1933 and accepted a commission in the Indian Army. On the outbreak of war in 1939, he transferred to the Canadian Army and was appointed a lieutenant in the R.C.A. He served with the lst and the 4th Field Brigade, R.C.A., overseas and was promoted to the rank of major in January, 1943. He attended the Canadian Army Staff College at RMC in 1946, and sub- sequently held several staff appointments in Ottawa and Halifax. He is a brother of No. 2359, WXC. K. C. Wilson.



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1964 153 THE BROWNFIELD GUN A short but impressive ceremony took place immediately after the ceremonial parade on Saturday morning, 28 September, 1963, when a 25-pounder field piece, complete in every detail, was presented to the College by Mrs. Wilhelmina Brown- field in memory of her husband, No. 1022, Major-General Harold Oswald Neville Brownfield, C.B.E., M.C., C.D. The Director of Artillery, No. 2517, Colonel E. G. Brooks presided, the Colonel-Commandant of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, No. 1131, Brigadier P. A. S. Todd, speaking on behalf of Mrs. Brownfield, recalled the highlights of General Brownfieldfs career, Mrs. Brownfield herself unveiled the brass plaque of commemoration, the Command- ant, No. 2364, Air Commodore L. J. Birchall, O.B.E., D.F.C., C.D., A.D.C., accepted this unique gift to the College. The 25-pounder gun is located on a grassy area north-east of the Currie Building adjacent to the square. General Brownfield entered the College in 1913. On the outbreak of war in 1914 he decided to accept a commission with the RCHA and left the College in October, 1914. He served in France and Belgium and was decorated for gallantry in the field. He remained in the Artillery after the war and for a time was stationed in Kingston. He attended the Staff College at Camberley, England, for a two-year course, and immediately afterwards in 1934 was appointed Associate Professor of Tactics at the College. . He again went overseas when war broke out in 1939 as Brigade Major Artillery, 1st Canadian Division. By 1942 he had risen to the rank of Brigadier in command of the Artillery of the 1st Canadian Army under General A. G. L. McNaughton, who, incidentally, was present at the ceremony. He held several senior appointments after the war, and in 1948 was honoured by being named Honorary Colonel-Commandant, RCA. His death occurred in Brockville, Ont., on 8 July, 1958. Among those present at the ceremony were many fellow artillery officers, including No. 624, Major-General W. H. P. Elkins, a former Commandant under whom General Brownfield served as a member of the College staff, No. 980, Major-General M. H. S. Penhale, No. 1019, Lieut.-General J. C. Murchie, No. 1137, Brigadier D. R. Agnew, the first Commandant after the war, No. 1649, Major-General the Hon. E. C. Plow, No. 2265, Major-General W. A. B. Ander- son, Adjutant-General and a recent Commandant, and No. 2297, Major-General R. P. Rothschild, Quartermaster-General. No. 2424, Brigadier G. H. Spencer, the immediate past Commandant, was also present as were nine of General Brownfieldfs class-mates who were celebrating their fiftieth anniversary of entry to the College. T, F, G,

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