Quarterly Alumni Update
Cadet year has come and gone and the Cadets and their Officers are
enjoying their summer off, be it at home or at camp. It has been
another eventful year for both the Corps and the Alumni. The
following newsletter contains some highlights of the past six months
(sorry, with the Sea Cadet Centennial, we missed our quarterly
update in March), but be sure to keep up to date by regularly
visiting our website (http://jtcvcAlumni.ca)
and Facebook group (JTCVC
The Alumni Team.
Anniversary Steering Committee Chairman’s Report to Branch AGM
Cornwell (Winnipeg) Branch Annual General Meeting, Anniversary
Steering Committee Chairperson, John Jamieson, reported on the busy
and successful year that the Alumni had again this year.
Read the full report.
2018 Annual Ceremonial Review
Travers Cornwell VC’s Annual Ceremonial Review was held on Thursday,
May 17, 2018 and was an outstanding success. Seven of the Corps’
commanding officers were in attendance.
See the photograph on our Facebook group.
Sea Cadet Centennial Celebration
Canadian Sea Cadets and Navy League Cadets from across Manitoba came
together on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the Manitoba Legislature, to
celebrate the centennial of the Sea Cadet program in Canada.
Parents, friends and Sea Cadet alumni joined in to help the Cadets
celebrate this truly momentous event.
Read the full story.
JTCVC 100th Anniversary Reunion Date Announced
The date for
the celebration of RCSCC John Travers Cornwell VC’s Centennial has
been announced. The celebration will take place
Thursday, May 28th through
Sunday, May 31st in 2020. Make your plans,
book your holiday, prepared to join us on the weekend of May 28,
2020. Further details are coming, but if you have any suggestions
for what you’d like to do or see on our Centennial weekend, please
contact Pam Shaw, our Event Coordinator, at
Out of Town JTCVC Alumni Visit with Old Friends
spring/summer a couple of Alumni, visiting from out of town, got
together with old friends and talked about their time in the Corps
and what they’ve been up to since. Bill Ottenbreit (1967-1978)
visited May 31st (See
the photograph on our Facebook group) and Peter Dorrins
(1971-1978) visited on June 8th (See
the photograph on our Facebook group).
JTCVC Alumni Lapel Pin
minted RCSCC John Travers Cornwell VC Alumni lapel pin is now
available for purchase. Get yours today and wear it proudly!!
These lapel pins are only $5.
Sea Cadet Centennial Pin
Cadets are celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2018. To mark
that milestone, The Navy League of Canada has issued a centennial
pin for the cadets to wear on their uniforms. This pin is now
available for Alumni to purchase for only $5.
Alumni Challenge Coin
Have you got
your Alumni Challenge Coin yet? It is an impressive keepsake for
alumni of RCSCC John Travers Cornwell VC. The price is just $20, so
order yours today.
Raffle for 9” X 12” Painting of Corps Badge
A 9-inch by
12-inch painting of the Corps Badge (crest), identical to the 4-foot
by 4-foot painting unveiled on May 4, 2017, is being raffled off
during the Centennial celebrations, the weekend of May 28, 2020.
Tickets are just $5.
(Winnipeg) Branch and the Alumni Anniversary Committee are always
looking for donations, so please keep us in mind when you’re making
your end of year donations this year. Remember, your donations are
tax deductible (you will receive a tax receipt in the mail in
February). See the Branch website for details on how to
Corps Cap Tallies
are looking to acquire all of the different cap tallies worn by
cadets over the years. We are currently looking for a R.C.S.C.
cap tally, which was worn between 1943 and 1952 (shown in the
picture to the left). If you have a R.C.S.C. cap tally that you
would be willing to donate to the Corps, please contact your
For a complete list of cap tallies already acquired, see our
Chief & Petty Officers’ Mess Constitution
In 1962 the
Chief & Petty Officers’ Mess drafted a constitution for the Mess.
That Constitution, pictured to the left, has fallen on hard times.
The Alumni would like to try and restore this document, but we
require your assistance. A substantial piece on the left hand side
is now missing. If you have a picture of the full Constitution, or
if you were a member of the drafting party and remember the wording,
your Alumni Team would dearly love to hear from you (AlumniTeam@jtcvcAlumni.ca).
Join the Alumni Facebook Group
would like to restrict the use of the RCSCC John Travers Cornwell VC
Facebook page to posts about the Corps, so please post any Alumni
related items on the
The Alumni will respect the Corps’ wishes and from now on only post
information about upcoming events on the
so if you haven’t already done so, please join the
to be sure you don’t miss any upcoming events.
History of the Second 50 Years
is hoping to create a history book for 1970 to 2020, similar to the
one produced in 1972, encompassing all the stories and information
submitted to the website. So, please send us your pictures and
stories from your time as a member of RCSCC John Travers Cornwell