Goodbye Marcom and Aircom?
This from the Halifax paper:
The Canadian military is returning to its roots.Source: Halifax Chronicle-Herald, 15 Aug 11
On Tuesday, National Defence Minister Peter Mackay is expected to announce the restoration of the Royal designation of the navy and air force branches of the Canadian Forces at CFB Halifax.
Sources say the branches are expected to be renamed the Royal Canadian Navy, replacing Maritime Command, and the Royal Canadian Air Force. The army, which has many royal titles in its regiments, will be known as the Canadian Army.
Various veterans organizations, particularly those affiliated with the navy, have lobbied Ottawa to make the change, which was supported by a Senate committee late last year.
In a letter earlier this year, MacKay responded to veterans who had written on the matter to say the Royal title had never officially been stripped from use, but was dropped in 1968 when the branches were amalgamated into the Canadian Armed Forces.
“The reintroduction of the titles of the former single services amalgamated to form the Canadian Forces is a matter we are considering, and I expect that we will make a decision on this issue in the near future,” the minister said in a letter posted in May on the website Restore the Honour, which collected more than 6,200 signatures in support of the change.
The Department of National Defence would not comment Monday, except to confirm they are setting up for an announcement on the jetty at the base ....