Canada reinstates word ‘Royal’ into names of Air Force and Navy after 43 years – Telegraph

Canada’s Conservative government, stressing traditional ties to the Queen and the monarchy, is reinstating the names Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Canadian Navy after a gap of 43 years.

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About damn time. Renaming the the services the uninspiring “Canadian Forces” in 1968 meant jettisoning a tradition of excellence and heroism. This won’t solve budget shortfalls and a lack of public support, but it is a good step.

7 thoughts on “Canada reinstates word ‘Royal’ into names of Air Force and Navy after 43 years – Telegraph”

    1. Aggie, I knew there was a reason I liked you.

      I’m from Maine originally, so any chance to piss off the Frog Canadians is something I’d go out of my way to take advantage of.

  1. Heh…I did. I emailed an expatriate friend who makes Al Gore look like a Tea party candidate:

    Frankly, bringing this back into the country makes my blood run cold. Ties to the monarchy can only mean a return to serfdom for the Canadian military.”

    I laughed and laughed 😉

  2. Well Done, Canada! Royal Canadian Navy is much, much better than Canadian Forces.

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