OFFICER MEMO BOOK
16 May 2011
An Officers' Memo Book has existed in the Regiment on and off for many years. It has been used to direct readings to the officers of the Regiment. The book was normally kept in the Adjutant's office and contained various memos, notes, articles, service papers and essays of a professional nature. The themes of these papers varied considerably. It was also used to disseminate orders and directives that were deemed not suitable for publication in Routine Orders.
The intention is to continue using an Officers' Memo Book as a means of disseminating issues of a professional nature to the Regimental Officers. While the book may contain articles that have already been published in official journals, the intention is to focus on unpublished papers displaying the thoughts of fellow officers that would have otherwise gone unnoticed. The primary purpose of the book is to stimulate discussion about professional topics that are affecting or will affect the Regiment, the Armoured Corps of the Army in general. The book may also be used to disseminate orders and directives pertaining to the officers as required.
The Memo book will be published into a separate stand-alone volume every fiscal year, or sooner if necessary. It will be updated with three to four new articles or presentations every quarter to ensure material is fresh and relevant. The Adjutant will be responsible to ensure that the current Officers' Memo Book is maintained and that volumes are produced periodically.
The Memo Book will be kept in the Mariner Room and shall not be removed from the Harvey Building at any time. In addition, the articles and presentations in each volume will be available electronically on the Regimental Society Website. All officers will be responsible for reading the articles and will initial the register to indicate which articles have been read.
All officers are welcome to suggest articles for inclusion into the Memo Book. Only articles approved by the Adjutant will be placed in the book.