Navy, air force going ‘royal’ once again

August 22, 2011

The Canadian navy and air force are going back to their royal roots.

“The three branches of the armed forces will drop the bureaucratic bafflegab monikers Maritime Command, Air Command and Land Force Command and will officially revert to Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian Army, respectively, names that ceased to be used in 1968 when the three branches were unified with the army as the Canadian Forces.

“The announcement comes 100 years, to the day, after King George granted Royal Consent to call the Naval Service of Canada the Royal Canadian Navy.”

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Master Cpl. Rick Allen, 3PPCL, Canadian Army, helps Master Cpl. Wallace Ricks during rappel training at Kandahar Airport in Kandahar, Afghanistan. A contingent of soldiers from Canada is deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

"An important element of Canada’s military heritage was lost when the three former services were required to relinquish their historic titles," said a senior government official

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