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Cadet Life at RRMC: The Annual Photograph Albums

Starting Date: 
December, 2012
Duration: 
1 year
RRU Researchers: 
Posynick, Caroline
Funder: 
The Friends of Hatley Park Society

The 2013 RRU Archives digitization project will digitize and make available online 25 Royal Roads Military College large-format photograph albums (~2100 pages) which were created annually from 1963 through 1989. From arrival as recruits to graduation as officers, the photograph albums depict training and education Canadian military officers received in BC. The albums are significant because they tell an in-depth story of the life of military officer cadets, of training in the Canadian Forces, and how the RRU property was used as Royal Roads Military College. In order to understand a place completely, one must understand its history and the people who came before us. Having the photo albums digitized and accessible online will allow for this to occur in an easily-accessible manner.