Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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Navy and Air Force to be Royal once again ~ link ~ As Earl of Stirling I have a part in the living heritage of Canada.  The first Earl of Stirling, Sir William Alexander of Menstrie, (a current Canadian Coast Guard ship is named for him) was the founder of English-speaking Canada in the early 1600s and owned all of Canada (excluding the French part) and much of Northwest America (down to California).  I hold the title Viscount of Canada, as well as Lord of Canada, Lord and Baron of Nova Scotia, and Baron of Acadia and hold various old honorific hereditary Canadian Great Offices of State (Lord Lieutenant of Canada, Governor of Canada, Lord High Admiral of Nova Scotia, Lord Lieutenant of Nova Scotia, and Lieutenant-General of Nova Scotia).  As such I would like to congratulate the Canadian Government on this name change.  It is a much needed change that honors the ancient traditions of a great nation.   Stirling     

A royal name change for Canada's navy and air force will be announced Tuesday, and the army will also be renamed, in a move that taps Canada's military heritage.

The Maritime Command and Air Command will again be known as the Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force, while the Land Force Command will be renamed the Canadian Army.

Canadian Armed Forces to be 'Royal' once again ~ link ~ The Canadian Forces Maritime and Air commands are now known as the Royal Canadian Navy and Air Force. Land Force Command is now the Canadian army.

The labels are a nod to the Canadian military's "proud history and traditions", Defence Minister Peter MacKay said. The "royal" label was removed in 1968 in a command restructuring.

Ottawa brings the Royal back to Canadian military - video ~ link 

The Canadian Forces names: A mark of respect ~ link  ~ The Conservative government's decision to restore the traditional designations of the Canadian Forces; the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is a welcome move that recognizes a reality that has been long ignored by officialdom: The decades-long attempt to erase the historic designations, and unique identities, of the RCN, Canadian Army and RCAF was a failure.

Who would, given the choice, wish to refer to the Canadian Army as “Land Forces Command” or the Royal Canadian Navy as “Maritime Command”? The restoration of the names hard won in battle during the last century, and in countless operations since, can only serve to reinvigorate pride of service in the Canadian Forces. It represents a mark of respect for the men and women who serve in the defence of our country and its values.

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