Quarterly Alumni Update
July 2018

Another 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 Alumni).

Have a fantastic summer,
The Alumni Team.

Anniversary Steering Committee Chairman’s Report to Branch AGM

At the 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

RCSCC John 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

Royal 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 alumniTeam@jtcvcAlumni.ca.

Out of Town JTCVC Alumni Visit with Old Friends

This 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

A newly 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.  Full details.

Sea Cadet Centennial Pin

Canadian Sea 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.  Full details.

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.  Full details.

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.  Full details.


The Cornwell (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 donate.

Corps Cap Tallies

The Alumni 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 Alumni Team.  For a complete list of cap tallies already acquired, see our website.

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).  Full details.

Join the Alumni Facebook Group

The Corps 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 Alumni Facebook Page.  The Alumni will respect the Corps’ wishes and from now on only post information about upcoming events on the Alumni Facebook Page, so if you haven’t already done so, please join the Alumni Facebook Group, to be sure you don’t miss any upcoming events.

History of the Second 50 Years

The Alumni 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 VC.  Full details.

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