2014/15 season's event podcasts are here!
NEW! The videos of Alan Bell’s record-turnout June 17 Military History Night presentation on ‘Operation Paraquet: The Retaking of South Georgia Island in 1982’ are now available. Part One (presentation) is here, at and Part Two (question period) is here.
The videos of the June 17 Security Studies Roundtable “Deterring ‘Russian Aggression’” with Prof Paul Robinson of the University of Ottawa are now availablr. Part One (presentation) here, and Part Two (question period) here.
The videos of Peter Vronsky’s extremely popular May 23 address to Military History Night on the Battle of Ridgeway in 1866 are now available on YouTube. Part One – the lecture – is here. Part Two - the question period – is here.
The videocast of March 26 Military History Night: 'Russia's Great War: the Imperial Army Meets its Fate" with Dr John Steinberg is now available here.
The January 21 podcast of Military History Night: 'Dieppe' with Jim Stanton is here.
The podcast of Canada's Hundred Days of 1918' with Dr. Jack Granatstein is available here.
The podcast of Speaker's Luncheon November 5: 'The Battle for the Hochwald Gap, February 1945' with Mark Zuehlke is available here.
The podcast of Military History Night December 3: 'Decade of Darkness; the Collapse of the Roman Army of the West' with Eric Morse is available here.
The podcast of September 17’s Security Studies Roundtable with Dr Adam Chapnick on ‘Does Canada Really Need a Defence Policy?” is now available here.
The podcast of September 10’s Military History Night with Patrick Murphy on ‘Chocolate Soldiers, Australian Militiamen clash with Japanese Invaders in New Guinea’ is now available here.
New Photo Albums
The June 4 New Members’ Reception is here.
The Pistol Club Banquet May 29 photo album is here.
The May 21 Member and Son Night photo album is available here.
The photo album for the April 9 (Vimy Day) speaker’s dinner with the Hon. Jason Kenney can be found here
The photo album for the 43rd Cavalry Luncheon, held April 10, is here.
Photos from the annual Easter Dinner Buffet held on Saturday, April 4 can be found here.
The photo album for the March 11 visit of LGen (US) Ray Palumbo is now available here.
The photo album for the Fort York Legion Branch 165 / RCMI joint dinner is here.
The photo album for Member and Daughter Night, held February 5 2015 with Capt Michelle Andrec, is here.
The photo album for a very successful 2015 Robbie Burns Dinner is here.
The album from Commander of the Army LGen Marquis Hainse's January 15 presentation to RCMI is here.
And the photos from the New Year's Levee are here.
SITREP, The RCMI Journal of Opinion
SITREP is the journal of analysis and opinion of the RCMI. It appears six times a year and is a digest of current Canadian and international thinking on strategic and international affairs. We are happy to receive and review all submissions.
Click here to download the current issue of SITREP (March-April 2015) in PDF format.
Joseph Frey, a member of the Explorer’s Club and member of the Victoria Strait Expedition and the search for Franklin’s HMS Erebus, provides us with a fascinating account of last summer’s successful hunt for the lost HMS Erebus. Michael Findley, discusses a little known but important debate held in the U.K. on the change from sail to steam in the Royal Navy. Andrew Chisholm posits that the Asia-Pacific is an increasingly important and increasingly dangerous region for Canada and that Canada can improve its regional position through coordinating policy and action with a partner: Australia. Kaleigh Heard examines the lack of a collective security organization similar to NATO in Asia and suggests it is due to the eclecticism of the Asian experience both in terms of its approach to intra-regional and extra-regional interstate relations.
RCMI House Rules: Updated for the 21st Century
In keeping with modern social and business traditions, the RCMI Board of Directors has produced a new set of House Rules for Members and their guests. It is available here for viewing and download in PDF format.
Security Studies Committee and Military History Night webcasts - the full Spring 2014 season on YouTube
An amazing evening with Charles Scot-Brown: 'Everywhere you looked, there were ships', the D-Day landings. The first Military History Night at the New RCMI, now available here. The photo album from Charles's stupendous kick-off MHN event June 11 is available here.
The podcast of the May 11 Military History Night with Doug Wrigglesworth on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in South Africa is now available for viewing on YouTube here.
The podcast of the April 24 Edward Lucas address to RCMI and NATO Council of Canada on April 24 is now available here.
SSC Presentation 'The Standard Excuse for anything: This is Afghanistan' with Prof Stuart Hendin, QC is now available here
Military History Night, March 5 'The Raid on St. Nazaire, May 1942 and the roles of four Canadians in it' available here
Military History Night: Eric Morse's January 22 presentation "Prefect, take a detachment and clear that out: a Roman Surge into Germany in 235 AD" can be viewed here.
Worldwide Reciprocal Affiliations - NEW 2015 COMPLETE LIST
Members of the Institute can visit and use accommodation (where available) at over 100 reciprocal clubs, institutes and organizations worldwide. Our Membership Secretary can assist in making contact with the desired organizations and will prepare any introduction letters required. For a list of our current Canadian and international reciprocals, click here.
Jackman Collection slideshow
View the Hal Jackman Collection of Napoleonic Lead Soldiers in never-before-seen detail, with musical accompaniment by Herr L. van Beethoven!