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Memorial Number: 35036-009
Type: Provincial Military Plaque
Location: Royal Military College of Canada
Address: Frederick Drive
Kingston, ON Photo Credit: (www.ontarioplaques.com)

The title of this plaque is The Royal Military College of Canada.


THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE OF CANADA

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Après le retrait des forces britanniques du
Canada (1870-1871), le gouvernement fédéral
décide de fonder un collège de formation
des officiers au Canada. En 1874, le
ministère Mackenzie fait adopter la loi
authorisant sa fondation et le nouveau collège
s'ouvre le ler juin 1876, sur l'emplacement
de l'ancien arsenal maritime royal, avec
18 cadets sous le 1er commandement du Lt. Col.
Edward O. Hewett, R.E. Nommé Royal
Military College of Canada en 1878, il
offre les cours d'enseignement général et
militaire destinés à préparer les cadets aux
carrières militaires et civiles. Le collège
est réorganisé en 1948 pour former des
officiers des trois éléments et en 1959,
il devient le premier collège militaire du
Commonwealth britannique à pouvoir ac-
corder des diplômes reconnus.

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Following the withdrawal of British forces
from Canada in 1870-71, the federal govern-
ment 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, th new col-
lege opened on June 1, 1876, with 18 cadets
under Lt.-Col. 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 institu-
tion and, in 1959, it became the first mili-
tary college in the British Commonwealth to
achieve degree-granting status.

Erected by the
Ontario Heritage Foundation,
Ministry of Culture and Recreation