Re: ‘Royal’ restored to navy, air force, News, Aug. 19, 2011.
Is it just me or is something amiss? Why would the defence minister add “royal” to the air and navy segment but not the army? Seems a slight to me for those fighting on the ground. Why add it to any segment of the Canadian Forces? To strengthen ties to the U.K.? Doubt that.
I expect that a good proportion of Canadians are wondering about the move or are irked by a return to what was in place 40 years ago. There are many better ways for government politicians to invest time and energy.