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Royal Roads Memorial Plaque Collection

  • CA RRU 020-002
  • Collection
  • 1941 - 2022

In 2021, the Military Heritage Committee at RRU approved the creation of a memorial plaque to honour the Royal Roads ex-cadets/alumni who gave their lives in the line of duty. The project was approved by RRU executive in March of 2022 for completion before the ex-cadet Homecoming event in September 2022. To provide more information about the people named on the plaque, it was agreed that a ‘book of remembrance’ would be created. This collection, comprising newspaper articles, photographs, biographies, obituaries, etc., serves that purpose. Veterans Affairs Canada also maintains similar files in a registry to honour and remember the sacrifices of Canadians who have given their lives serving in uniform. This information is available online in the Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM). With permission, the entries in the CVWM have been saved as pdfs in this collection, and links to the original CVWM pages are provided.

Memorial Plaque Entries

Series contains a file for each Canadian Forces member named on the plaque. A brief biography, including the dates they attended Royal Roads is given as a scope note for the file and selected digital objects have been included as file items.

Selby, MD

Miles Darren Selby attended Royal Roads Military College from 1991-1995. Born in 1973, he joined the Air Force and was serving with the 431 Air demonstration squadron and was killed in a mid-air collision during a snowbirds practice flight near Mossbank, SK on December 19, 2004.

MacKenzie, J-AD

Juli-Ann MacKenzie attended Royal Roads Military College from 1991-1995. Born in 1972, she joined the Air Force and was serving with the 444 Combat Support Squadron when she was killed in a helicopter crash 80 km northwest of CFB Goose Bay, NL on 18 July 2002.

Mariner, CA

Christopher Allen Mariner attended Royal Roads Military College from 1981-1985 . Born in 1962, he joined the army and was serving with the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) when he died in a tank accident on October 8, 1999.

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