A fascinating message I received from Alex Saunders would suggest that the final order to stop this massive assault on the regimental honour and heritage of our armed services, came from none other than Governor General Georges Vanier, Canada's finest vice regal.
In the 1970's my involvement in amateur football brought me into contact with a retired colonel, a former Black Watch officer, who served for a period in a CDS secretariat. He recounted a happening from the period when "Royal" was being stripped from the RCAF, the RCN, Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps, Royal Canadian Signal Corps ...Service Corps ... Dental Corps etc. The stripping of "Royal" reached a point and then stopped.
My friend revealed to my why it stopped. My friend was privy to a communication from Government House ordering a stop to the process with the message "DO NOT TOUCH MY REGIMENT". The Governor General at that time was Governer General Georges Vanier and he had no hesitation in demanding the preservation of the Royal 22nd Regiment the "Van Doos". So today we have all of the combat arms unchanged from their traditional names.
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