RMC Alumni

RMC Wall of Honour

The Class of 1963, as their gift to the College upon entry into the Old Brigade in 2009, have created and donated to RMC, a Wall of Honour to recognize ex-cadets of the Royal Military Colleges (RMC, RRMC, CMR) and others with College numbers for their outstanding achievements and contributions to Canada or the world.

The Wall of Honour project has three components, a selection process, an information technology element, and the physical wall itself, which has become an important part of the landscape of RMC.

It is intended that those recognized on the Wall of Honour inspire prospective recruits, existing RMC students, RMC graduates, RMC staff and all Canadians to be the best they can be through dedication, hard work, application of their talents and training and by letting the RMC principles of Truth Duty and Valour guide their lives.



4377 Lieutenant-General Richard Rick Joseph Evraire CMM, CD, BEng (Civil), BSc, MPA, DSc Mil (Hon)


Rick Evraire was born in Ottawa in 1938 and went to school there, commanding the cadet corps in his final year before entering Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean (CMR) in 1954. He graduated from RMC in 1959, and obtained …

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4860 General John de Chastelain OC, CMM, CD, CH


General Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain was born a British subject in Bucharest, Romania, in 1937. He was educated in England and Scotland, immigrated to Canada in 1955, and joined the Calgary Highlanders as a Private in January …

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2357 Brigadier-General William Denis Whitaker, CM, DSO and Bar, ED, CD, DSc Mil (Hon)



William Denis Whitaker was born in February 1915 in Calgary, attended Brown and University of Toronto schools in Ontario, and entered RMC in 1933.  He began his lifelong passion for sports by joining the RMC football team, of …

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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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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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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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8833 Colonel Lennox John Leggat, CD, PhD


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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3528 General Paul David Manson, OC, CMM, CD


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



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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2399 Rear-Admiral William Moss Landymore OBE, CD, MID


Born in Brantford, Ontario, in 1916, the only son of Dr. Frederick and Gladys (Moss) Landymore, William Moss Landymore enrolled in the Royal Military College of Canada in 1934.  The College motto, ”Truth, Duty, Valour,” was to be the …

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