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The Royal Military College of Canada

The Royal Military College of Canada

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2005

The Royal Military College of Canada

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted December, 2009

Plaque Location

The County of Frontenac
The City of Kingston
On the north side of the wall at the gates near the tall tree
near the north end of Point Frederick Drive,
on the grounds of the Royal Military College of Canada

Coordinates: N 44 13.797 W 76 28.194


Plaque Text

Following the withdrawal of British forces from Canada in 1870-71, the federal government recognized the need for an officer training college in Canada. In 1874, during the administration of the Hon. Alexander Mackenzie, enabling legislation was passed. Located on Point Frederick, the site of the former Royal Naval Dockyard, the new college opened on June 1, 1876, with 18 cadets under Lieutenant-Colonel Edward O. Hewett, R.E. Named the Royal Military College of Canada in 1878, it offered academic and military training courses designed to prepare cadets for both military and civil careers. The college was reorganized in 1948 as a tri-service institution and, in 1959, it became the first military college in the British Commonwealth to achieve degree-granting status.

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> Posted April 19, 2009
Why is there no information on OCdt A D Bowie who died on the obstacle course at RMC Kingston on 29 Sep 1972

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