RMC Alumni

Biography

5

Jul

1800 Honourable Hartland de Montarville Molson, OBE OC, DCL, FCA

1907 -2002

Hartland de Montarville Molson came to RMC in 1924.  He excelled in sports, playing on the Kingston Juniors team which advanced to the Memorial Cup in 1926.  He also played first-string football, made it twice to the Colleges’ …

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4

Jul

1246 General Sir Charles Loewen, GCB, KBE, DSO

1900 – 1986

Charles Falkland Loewen entered RMC in 1916 at age sixteen and, in 1918, became a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery, as he was deemed to be too young for war service with the Canadian Army. …

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4

Jul

S 149 General (Ret’d) Rick Hillier, CMM, MSC, CD

1955-

Born in 1955, General Rick Hillier (S149) has defied Canadian military tradition. Few other generals have become known to all Canadians. Indeed, “General Rick” is a household name. He is a singular exception to the Canadian soldier’s tendency to …

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3

Jul

943 Air Marshal William Avery “Billy” Bishop VC, CB, DSO & Bar, MC, DFC, ED

943 Air Marshal William Avery "Billy" Bishop VC, CB, DSO & Bar, MC, DFC, ED

1894 -1956

At the beginning of WWI, in his 3rd year at RMC, William Avery Bishop left the College to join the Army.  In England, …

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3

Jul

12320 Walter Natynczyk CMM, MSC, CD

1957-

Walter Natynczyk has been described as a charismatic and amiable leader who always took his job to heart.  Natynczyk has accomplished a great deal in his lengthy military career and beyond, having risen to the rank of Canada’s top

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3

Jul

Christopher Alexander

1968-

Chris Alexander has held several high profile diplomatic positions, and has been commended for his unwavering leadership ability in the face of adversity. Through tireless efforts and diligent communications with civilians and local authoritative leaders, Alexander is accredited with

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2

Jul

8833 Colonel Lennox John Leggat, CD, PhD

1949-

A native of Montreal, John Leggat entered RMCC as a Reserve Entry Training Plan (RETP) cadet in 1967, graduating with first-classhonours in Mechanical Engineering in 1971.  He studied aeroacoustics at the University of British Columbia (UBC), graduating with an …

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2

Jul

Arthur Smith OC, DFC, AOE, DCL(Hon)

1919-2008

Born in 1919, Arthur Smith, the local war hero, political powerhouse, business giant and philanthropist, succumbed to his battle against cancer in 2008 at Chinook Hospice at the age of 89, leaving behind a lengthy list of accolades and …

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1

Jul

3528 General Paul David Manson, OC, CMM, CD

1934-

Born in Trail, BC, and educated in Pembroke and Montreal, General Paul David Manson attended both Royal Roads and Royal Military College.  He was appointed Cadet Wing Commander in both colleges, and graduated from RMC in 1956, receiving the …

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30

Jun

2364 Air Commodore Leonard Birchall, CM, OBE, DFC, O.Ont, CD

1915-2004

 

Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, an alumnus of St. Catharines Collegiate, Leonard Joseph Birchall graduated from RMC in 1937 and joined the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals.  He transferred to the RCAF to train as a pilot and, …

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