Historic yearbooks online
Royal Roads University has digitized yearbooks from Royal Roads Military College and its antecedents that tell the story of cadets from arrival as recruits to graduation as officers. The project, called Cadet Life at Royal Roads Military College: The Log yearbooks from 1943 to 1995, offers a glimpse of training by digitally preserving the originals and making them freely available online.
The annual yearbook, known as The Log, can be seen on the RRU Library website.
"Royal Roads University is proud of our military heritage as it evolved from Royal Canadian Naval College (originally called HMCS Royal Roads), later the Royal Roads Military College (RRMC) and now as Royal Roads University," said Allan Cahoon, president and vice-chancellor of Royal Roads University. "This digitalization will allow us to acknowledge and celebrate the many contributions our ex-cadets have made."
The project was led by Royal Roads archivist Caroline Posynick and was partially financed by a BC History Digitization Program grant from the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Matching funds came from the Friends of Hatley Park Society and RRU’s Military Heritage Fund, which are partner organizations in Royal Roads University’s heritage initiatives. Approval and support of the project was also provided by the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum as well as the Vancouver Island Ex-Cadet Club.