As it turned out, the Commandant of RMC (on the left) is a recipient of Jan-Maree's from 2012/13 along with a few others present in uniform.
Jan-Maree just happens to be friends with this fellow's father (below) and this photo was taken especially to show "Dad" that she and his son, a quilt recipient himself, that they had finally met.
Major Orgill expressed appreciation for his AHQ laundry bag, noting that it would soon be packed in his bags as he is deploying on just after Christmas!
As we proceeded Major Orgill drew our attention to the architecture and architectural groupings being the pattern of a British-style military institution with its formal areas and hierarchy of residence, their hillside setting with its bushland backdrop, the focal feature of the picturesque Duntroon House and the formality of the Parade Ground with its flagpole and guns (facing inwards!!).
Major Orgill also educated us to a not unexpected number of College traditions and legends including some of the 'Seven Wonders'; the bell that doesn't toll, the stairs which lead nowhere
and most intriguingly, the room within a room which particularly captured our interest. We were 'introduced' to Casey, a 'left behind' cadet whose skeleton was found but his ghost still haunts the corridors and cavities of RMC.
As he will never graduate, to appease his spirit, a place is set for him at every Graduation Dinner and his skeleton is present at each Graduation Ball.
Many thanks to Clarissa for recording this for us....
Til next time..... keep spreading the word and happy stitching!