2014/15 season's event podcasts are here!
The podcast of 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 for February 2015
New! 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.
The Guns are Home!
Thursday Nov 6 saw the return of RCMI's treasured nine-pounders to grace our doorstep. No more does anyone need our street address, once more it's just 'the place with the cannons'! See the photo album of the happy return 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 (January-February 2015) in PDF format.
Paul Pryce examines the French counter-insurgency intervention in the Sahel and whether the French military is up to the task of conducting 4GW. Victoria Tait studies the nature of asymmetric conflict with a particular focus on the challenges posed by insurgency and terrorism and the narratives that prevent a proper valuation of women’s combat capacity. Barry Risk writes that the oldest enforcement arm of the Canadian Government is the Canada Border Service Agency not the RCMP or any other Department of the Government in Ottawa. Caitlin Vito posits that the military exit from Afghanistan requires a renegotiation of the role of the international community and by extension Canada must redefine its approach. Michael Mitchell asks questions that need to be asked in light of the blood and treasure that have been expended in Iraq by so many.
The RCMI's New Hours of Operations
The new premises at 426 University Ave. are now open for Members' use. Here is a complete schedule of services and hours of operation in PDF format for consultation and downloading. Please do not hesitate to contact our Concierge at 416 597 0286 or Susan Cook at ext 111 for further information.
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!