Royal Canadian Military Institute

2014/15 season's event podcasts are here!

Spring 2015

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.

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New Photo Albums

New 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.

Past Albums

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.
Past albums:
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, 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 (July-August 2015) in PDF format.

Mathew Preston examines the long history of the politicization of procurement. He posits that when the need for a specific piece of equipment and weapon system is understood and accepted by the government, the procurement process can be effective. William Buss examines the 1942 Canadian raid on Dieppe and argues that it could have been avoided. Rob Burroughs introduces us to the concept of capability-based planning that replaced threat-based planning at the end of the Cold War and suggests that capability-based planning is an effective process to justify the essential requirement for a subsurface combatant capability. Vincent Curtis reviews Sir Lawrence Freedman’s latest book “Strategy: A History”.

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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 July 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

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!  

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Breaking News:

Tour Our Facilities and Services

Tour Our Facilities and Services

Take a virtual tour by slideshow of our brand new facilities.  And more views here by photographer David Batten.Read more..

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.


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The New CF Ranks and Insignia

A helpful PowerPoint guide here.

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