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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Queen gets her Canadian forces back

Prince Charles - C-in-C of Black Watch Canada
In 1968 the Canadian armed forces were restructured or moved about in some official re-organisation. The title Royal was dropped. Now it has been decided to restore the Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal Canadian Air Force to their former status. The army is a different matter. Made up of regiments the armies of the British Empire were never royal. Some regiments were or were loyal to the king, or a prince, or a duke or a county. They all came together as The Army.

The Canadian Army is back in style rather than the more obliquely named Land Force Command. No doubt regiments will take a proper role such as Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry and The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada. I think Canada's marching in the right direction.


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