Wednesday, January 12, 2011

When did the stripping of the Royal Honour from the Canadian military come to a stop?

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.

Dear Michael

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.

I thought you might be interested in this.

Alex Saunders


  1. I have read that very same thing elsewhere. It's a damned shame that Hellyer didn't start with the Van Doos. Alternatively, it's a shame Vanier didn't care enough about tradition in the other services to send out the directive sooner.

  2. I'm sure he cared deeply about it, but there is little he can do when the government is pressing forward with voted legislation.

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The Petition moves along...

May 1: Laurie Hawn, M.P. agrees to support petition
April 30: Sent draft petition to The Dominion Institute to seek their sponsorship
April 28: Sent draft petition to Captain(N) Pickingford, Project Manager, Canadian Navy Centennial Project
April 27: Sent petition to Blaine Barker of the Royal Canadian Naval Association and Bob Nixon of the Naval Officer's Association of Canada and Peter Dawe, Executive Director of the RMC Club
April 26: The Monarchist League of Canada members are supportive
April 25: Interesting - even heated - debate over at the Navy, Army, Air Force Forum, where the "Yeas" have it by a two-thirds majority.