Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence


May 19, 2011 11:24 ET

Media Advisory: RMC Cadets to Receive Commissions from Chief of Defence Staff

KINGSTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 19, 2011) - Media are invited to the Royal Military College (RMC) of Canada on Friday, May 20, 2011, for the Commissioning Parade for more than 200 RMC Cadets.

General Walt Natynczyk, Chief of the Defence Staff, along with Environmental and Operational Commanders will present the graduating cadets with their Officer Commissions in the Canadian Forces. Cadets will display their foot drill, sword movements, and the rifle salute known as the "Feux de Joie" in honour of the graduating class. The newly commissioned officers will then march through the Memorial Arch, signifying the end of their training at RMC. The ceremony will include a flypast by the Snowbirds Demonstration Team.

When: Friday, May 20, 2011, 10 a.m. - Media are asked to be in place by 9:45 a.m.

Where: RMC Parade Square, Highway 2, Kingston

What: Commissioning Parade for RMC Cadets

Note to editors:

In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Anderson Field House of the Kingston Military Community Sports Centre.

Journalists wishing to attend are asked to contact Lieutenant Cynthia Kent at (613) 541-6000 ext 6484 or (613) 449-7593 after hours.

Contact Information

  • Lieutenant Cynthia Kent
    RMC Public Affairs Officer
    (613) 541-6000 Ext. poste 6484