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

 - Class of 1965

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NO. 1756, MAJOR FRANK BARNARD ROLPH, D.S.O., E.D. Major F,B. Rolph died in Montreal on 21 May, 1965, at the age of 58, He entered RMC in 1923 and gradu- ated in 1927, He attended McGill for his degree in Civil Engineering, He was employed for a time by John S, Metcalfe SL Co. of Montreal and by Hygrade Corrugated Cases Ltd., of England. He served with the RCA in the Second World War and was awarded the DSO and was mentioned in despatohes. He became associatedwith the Pentagon Construction Co. Ltd., of Montreal in 1948, and in 1962 was elected Vice-President. He was an active member of the Montreal Branch of the RMC Club and the Montreal University Club. NO. 2167, MAJOR LOREN JOSEPH LAGIMODIERE Major Lorne Lagimodiere died in Montreal after a lengthy illness on 15 March, 1965, at the age of fifty- one. He came to RMC in 1930 and graduated in 1934. He obtained his degree in mining engineering at McGill in 1935, He served with the RCA from 1940 to 1945 and rose to the rank of major, He saw action in Sicily and Western Europe. After the War he returned to the explosives Division of Canadian Industries Limited. He was a member of the Quebec Association of Professional Engineers and of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, NO. 2517, COLONEL EDWARD GEOFFREY BROOKS, OOBOEA 7 D.S.O., C ODD Colonel Geoff Brooks, a dedicated soldier, who exerted a great influence on the service and College out- look of the "New One Hundred" cadets at RMC as Staff Adjutant from 1948 to 1950, died in Ottawa on 30 November, 1964, at the age of 46, He entered RMC in 1936 and was awarded his War Diploma in 1939. He was an excellent athlete, with football, hockey and riding his chief interests. He joined the RCA on graduation and served overseas in the field and in various staff appointments. In 1951, as Lt.-Col., he was given the command of the 2nd Regiment of the RCHA which was serving in Korea with the 25th Brigade. He was well fitted for his command for in 1950 he had been appointed DAA and QMG of the Canadian Forces Korea. He headed the Canadian party which tookpart in the Coronation Ceremonies for Queen Elizabeth. In 1953 he became a member of the directing staff at Canadian Army Staff College, Kingston. He was appointed Director of Artillery, with the rank of Colonel, and subse- quently the Director of Army Combat Development at Canadian Forces Headquarters, Ottawa. 7 NO. 6229, LIEUTENANT EGBERT JOHN PRESTON CARSON, Lieut. John Carson, a graduate of 1964, was drowned after a parachute jump during exercises conducted by the Parachute Club of Canada on Saturday, 22 May, 1965, Lieut. Carson had bailed out with other parachutists from the aircraft over Cranson Lake, five miles north of Pembroke. He and another parachutist apparently were unable to free themselves from their parachute harness and were pulled down into the water. The exercises were preparatory to the Canadian Sky Diving Championships scheduled for September in this area. Lieut. Carson was stationed at Camp Valcartier, He entered Royal Roads in 1960 and graduated from RMC with a B.A. degree in 1964, He was commissioned in the R22eR, 173

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172 at the end of the War. On graduation he worked as a mining engineer in Timmins but kept up his association with the Militia. In 1928 he turned to fruit growing. On the outbreak of War he joined the RCE and in 1940 was OC of the lst Workshop Company with the rank of Major. He went overseas in 1943 and held various staff appointments in England in Army Survey, He returned to his orchard near Markham in 1945, He died in Toronto on 8 January, 1965. NO. 1641, GILBERT CLIFFORD HERON G.C, Heron, a life member of the Club, died in Frankford, Ont., on 13 September, 1963. He entered RMC from Upper Canada College in 1921, He left the College during his second year to join a financial firm in Toronto. No. 1661, MAJoR-GENERAL HARRY WICKWIRE FosTER c.B,E., D.S.O,, c,D. The death on 6 August, 1964, at the early age of 62, of General Harry Foster will bring back memories of his leadership to thousands of Canadians who served under him in the Aleutians, North-West Europe and Italy. He was regarded as the only Canadian Divisional Commander with command experience on three fronts. He was born in Halifax in 1902, His father was Major-General G,L, Foster, C,B,, Director General of Medical Services in World War I, He entered RMC in 1922 from King's School, Windsor, N.S., obtained his military qualification in 1924 and was commissioned in the LSH QRCJ, At RMC he won his Crossed Whips and Spur, Crossed Guns and Crossed Clubs. He was an excellent rider and gymnast. He was a GSO3 at Military District I in 1935 and in 1937 went to the Imperial Staff College at Camberley, England. On the outbreak of War in 1939 he was appointed a Brigade Major in the Canadian Infantry Corps, and went overseas with the First Contingent. He commanded the 1st Division Recce Unit LSHQRCQ in 1941, His appointment as GSOI of the First Canadian Division in 1942 was followed by the command of the HLI of Canada. In 1943 he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier and given the command of the '7th Canadian Infantry Brigade. In the spring of 1943 he was recalled to Canada to lead the Canadians in the Kiska campaign in the Aleutians. As a result of his services there, he was made a member of the U.S. Legion of Merit. Later he returned to Britain and took command of the 7th Infantry Brigade, which became the first Allied brigade to reach its objective in Normandy. In August, 1944, he was appointed commander of the 4th Armoured Division in France. In December of that year he assumed command of the lst Canadian Infantry Division in Italy, succeeding No. 1633, Major-General Chris Vokes, He held this command until 1945. After the fall of Rome, when the Division joined the rest of the Canadian Army in North-West Europe, General Foster fought his Division from the Ijssel River to Amersfoort, Holland. It was the 1st Division which on May 8, 1945,took over control of the area which had been surrendered by the 30th German Corps. The march of the Canadians led through Amersfoort and Utrecht to Rotterdam and, in the words of the official History of the Canadian Army, "No man who wore the old red patch on that memorable day is likely to forget the scene". Before returning to Canada in 1945 he was named President of the Military Court which tried and sen- tenced Major-General Kurt Meyer, a German SS Officer, for the murder of many prisoners of war. He became General Officer Commanding Eastern Command in Halifax on his return to Canada and held this post until 1950 when he was appointed to the Imperial War Graves Commission in Europe. He was made an honorary aide-de-camp to the Governor-General in 1959. On his retirement he lived in Chester, N.S. He was buried with full military honours on 8 August, with funeral services at the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax, and interment at Kentville, N.S.

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174 REPORT OF ANNUAL MEETING, 1964 This brief report on the events of the last Annual Meeting is included to let the entire membership know how worthwhile this annual get-together is. Aclass reunion is a special occasion, but each year has its special attraction, The General Council met on 2 October, 1964 for a full day meeting with 24 members present. It shaped the Foundation Fundpresentation for the Annual Meeting, decided on fees, committees, and the general business of the Club. The Annual Meeting took place at 9.30 a.m. on 3 October, 1964, in Currie Hall with 135 members present. Lt.-Col. J,H, Moore was in the Chair. In his report he covered the whole development of the Foundation Fund and urged its whole-hearted support by ex-cadets everywhere. The officers elected for 1964-65 are listed at the beginning of this section. No. 599, L,F, Grant and No. 759, H.H, Lawson were elected Honorary Life Members of the Club in recognition of their long and distinguished service to the College and the Club. Following the Annual Meeting the Cadet Wing, under the command of No. 6464, C.W.C. J.D.S. Harries, put on an impressive ceremonial parade. The salute was taken by the Minister of National Defence, the Hon, Paul Hellyer. Lt.-Col. J.H. Moore, the retiring president, was one of the inspecting officers. At the College Fall Convocation, at -2.30 p.m., an honorary degree of-Doctor of Military Science was conferred on No. 1032, Lt,-General E.L.M. Burns, D,S.O,,O,B,E,, M,C., a member of the entry class of 1914 and a recruit to the Old Brigade. Over 300 ex-cadets sat down at the Annual Dinner in the Cadet Mess. The new practice of limiting the speeches to the replies to the toasts was again followed, permitting more time for the Roll Call, and allowing the Class Reunion groups to demonstrate their attendance without rushing the procedure. Almost 175 wives attended the Ladies Buffet in the Senior Staff Mess while the Annual Dinner was taking place. Our sincere thanks to the Kingston Branch for the great success of this social affair. The EX-Cadet Parade was marshalled by Major Guy Savard, the new president, on Sunday, 4 October, 1964, at 10.20 a.m. under ideal weather conditions. The largest turnout ever, 225 ex-cadets, marched to the Arch. The salute was taken by No. 297, Capt, H.R. Poussette, the Club patriarch. On the reviewing stand with him was Lt.-Col. Jake Moore, the retiring president. The memorial service at the Arch was conducted by Rev. Christopher Carr, He spoke in both English and French. The Royal Canadian Signals Band provided the music for both the parade and the Service. The strains of the "Boys of the Old Brigade" was drowned out by the emotion-raising reception given the ex-cadets by hundred of cadets which met the parade as it re-entered the inner enclosure. The Club is grateful to the Commandant, No. 2364, Air Commodore L.J. Birchall, O.B.E,, D.F.C., C.D., A.D.C. and to the College staff for the excellent arrangements they made for the various functions of the week- end. The provision of buffets on Saturday and Sunday for the ex-cadets and their wives was sincerely appreciated. The Club is also grateful to the Officers Commanding the National Defence College, the Canadian Army Staff College, the Royal Canadian School of Signals, and the R,C.E.M,E, School for their kindness in providing accommodations and Mess facilities duringthe week-end. Our thanks also go to the Signals Band for providing a programme at the Annual Dinner and for the inspirational music they played for the march of ex-cadets to and from the Memorial Arch. T.F.G.

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