Surfing while home nursing a sore back netted this Photos of Canadian Military for 2015 Canada Day : theBRIGADE

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rcaf hornetHome today due to a back that is cramping up and generally making life a bit unbearable.

I did some surfing and decided to check theBrigade. Positive results were obtained.

Two samples are provided to pique your interest………Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force.

Hit the link and have a look at the Canadian Forces!

(2) Photos of Canadian Military for 2015 Canada Day : theBRIGADE.

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Harper stirs controversy with military name change By: ROB GILLIES | Associated Press |Washington Examiner

From the Washington Examiner, originally at the AP.

The lefties are getting their collective panties in a wad! Too bad for them. Especially on the Canadian Prairies where there is still a strong conservative tradition.

“……..Last week’s decision by Harper to restore the word “Royal” to Canada’s air force and navy angered Canadian nationalists who say Harper is out of touch with modern-day Canada even though he received a stronger mandate by gaining a coveted parliamentary majority in May’s elections.

Former Defense Minister Paul Hellyer, who removed the royal labels from the armed forces in 1968 when he served in Liberal Prime Minister Lester Pearson’s government, accused Harper of trying to turn back the clock to a day that doesn’t exist anymore.

“I’m incredulous,” Hellyer said. “Canada should be for Canadians at this stage of our development and we should emphasize our achievements whether they be in the field of art or in the field of armed forces and no longer just try to be a pale imitation of somebody else.”

Hellyer, 88, said if they were still alive Pearson would be appalled and former Liberal Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau would “probably say something that wouldn’t be printable.”

But the current defense minister, Peter MacKay, defended restoring the royal connection as correcting a 43-year-old mistake. He said veterans’ groups actively lobbied Harper’s government to restore the former navy and air force names…..”

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/news/world/2011/08/harper-stirs-controversy-military-name-change-0#ixzz1VgYdy9y7

The Canadian Forces names: A mark of respect

From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail
Published Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 6:09PM EDT

Tradition returns to Canada. At Last.

The Royal Canadian Navy.

The Royal Canadian Air Force.

The way it should be.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/the-canadian-forces-names-a-mark-of-respect/article2130372/