Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

August 16, 2011 19:45 ET

Statement from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on the Restoring of the Historic Designations of the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army...

...and the Royal Canadian Air Force

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 16, 2011) - As commander-in-chief, I welcome the Department of National Defence's decision to restore the historic names of the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army, and the Royal Canadian Air Force.

These historic titles, unused since the integration of the Canadian Forces in 1968, represent a proud tradition in Canada and an important part of Canada's military heritage.

David Johnston

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