Tag Archives: Royal Canadian Regiment

Episode 052 – Col Kevin Cameron

Colonel (Ret’d) Kevin Cameron joined the Canadian Forces in 1989 under the Officer Candidate Training Plan (OCTP), was commissioned into The Royal Canadian Regiment (The RCR) and posted to 3rd Battalion, The RCR at Canadian Force Base (CFB) Baden-Solingen, Germany.  During his two years with 3 RCR Germany, he deployed to Croatia and Sarajevo in 1992. Upon return from the Former Yugoslavia, and with the close-out of CFB Baden-Solingen in 1993, he was posted to 2nd Battalion, The RCR at […]

Episode 049 – BGen Omer Lavoie

Brigadier-​General Omer Lavoie was born and raised in Marathon, Ontario. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1983 as a pri­vate sol­dier in the Lake Supe­rior Scot­tish Reg­i­ment. Upon high school grad­u­a­tion, he trans­ferred to the Reg­u­lar Force and attended Royal Roads Mil­i­tary Col­lege from 1985 – 1989. Upon com­ple­tion of infantry phase train­ing, he was posted to Sec­ond Bat­tal­ion, The Royal Cana­dian Reg­i­ment. Brigadier-​General Lavoie’s reg­i­men­tal employ­ment includes ser­vice with 2RCR, 1 RCR and as the Reg­i­men­tal Adju­tant. As […]

Episode 045 – LGen Peter Develin

Lieutenant General Peter John Devlin CMM, MSC, CD was a senior officer in the Canadian Army and is currently President of Fanshawe College. He served as Commander of the Canadian Army from 2010 to 2013. Educated at the University of Western Ontario, Peter Devlin was commissioned into The Royal Canadian Regiment, having joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1978. He served in an operational role in Cyprus between 1984 and 1985 and in the Former Yugoslavia in 1992. He commanded […]

Episode 025 Cpl Frank Reid Part II

Here is the conclusion of the interview with Cpl Frank Reid of the Royal Canadian Regiment. Check out Frank Reid’s and many other blog at The Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies Blogs. Follow me on Twitter @MikeLacroix32 and keep track of my results on #Mike100Workouts You can support this site by shopping on Amazon.  You still enjoy Amazon’s great prices, but a portion of your purchase goes to supporting the show.   Cpl Frank Reid arrives for […]

Episode 020 Sgt Christopher Murdy

Sergeant Murdy was born in London, Ontario and joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1999.  He follows his Great Uncle Morris Murdy, a WWII signaler who served in the Italian Campaign, as the last known serving member in the family.  Sergeant Murdy has served exclusively with the 4th Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment.  He joined the military while completing his Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Western Ontario. Upon completion of his Basic Infantry Qualification, Sergeant […]

Episode 019 CWO Carl Deroche

This week’s guest is CWO Deroche who enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces in July 1980, initially serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment in Gagetown. After completing the Basic Para Course at CFB Edmonton in 1981 he was posted to the Canadian Airborne Regiment in Petawawa.  He served with the Airborne Regiment for a total of eight years and is the youngest person to successfully completed the demanding Patrol Pathfinder Course. He subsequently served extensively in […]

Episode 017 Col R.G. (Geordie) Elms

Geordie Elms was born in Toronto. In 1967 he followed his grandfather and father into the ranks of the 48th Highlanders of Canada when he joined as a piper. He served with the Pipes and Drums until 1972 when he applied to become an officer under the Reserve Officer University Training Plan (ROUTP). He transferred to the Regular Force, joining 3rd Battalion The Royal Canadian Regiment. As an RCR officer he has served on regimental duty with the 2nd and […]

Episode 015 WO2 Sam Magee Part 2

In Part 2, Sam leaves the mountains and training environment of Montana and heads off to Europe where he comes face-to-face with the Foe.  He used raw guts and trickery to convince a platoon of Germans to surrender to Sam and his wounded fire team partner.  On his way back, he stops to rescue three soldiers that had been pinned down by the very platoon he had captured. Sam goes on to describe his peace-time service with the Royal Canadian […]

Episode 015 WO2 Sam Magee Part 1

Today’s episode highlights the service of World War II veteran William (Sam) Magee.  Sam tried to enlist in every branch of the Canadian Military at age 14.  After the loss of his father, he was the sole bread winner for his family and the military was the best place to earn enough to care for them.  At the age of 17, he managed to sneak past the recruiters and get enrolled in the Toronto Scottish Regiment.  During his training he […]

Episode 012 MCpl Jody Mitic Part 2

Thanks for waiting – Here is the second part of the episode with MCpl Jody Mitic.  In this episode Jody discusses his influences in his decision to become an Infantry Sniper as well as the genesis behind the Never Quit Foundation which he founded.  He also discusses the challenges of going from the master of the battlefield to the recovering wounded warrior he is today. I truly appreciated the candor and openness of not only Jody Mitic, but also all […]

Episode 012 MCpl Jody Mitic Part 1

Today’s episode is with Bosnia and Afghanistan veteran MCpl Jody Mitic.  Jody has served with the Lorne Scots as well as the Royal Canadian Regiment.  He is the first member of the Junior Ranks to be interviewed for the podcast as well as the first television star; as he had been featured on a season of The Amazing Race Canada. He is well known for his efforts in supporting the recovery of wounded soldiers as he had to go through […]

Episode 009 Lt Ryerson Maybee

The guest this episode is Lt Ryerson Maybee of the Queen’s York Rangers (1st American Regiment) (RCAC).  Lt Maybee is a Officer in the Armoured Corps who started as a Non-Commissioned Member, and commissioned from the rank of Warrant Officer.  He is a highly skilled instructor and leader.  He has served in the former Yugoslavia as well as in Afghanistan. As a Warrant Officer, Ryerson had the distinct duty to be a Liaison Officer to fallen soldiers and their escorts […]