A royal name change for Canada's navy and air force will be announced Tuesday, and the army will also be renamed, in a move that taps Canada's military heritage.
The Maritime Command and Air Command will again be known as the Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force, while the Land Force Command will be renamed the Canadian Army.
Conservative ministers and MPs were fanning out to military bases across the country for the announcement Tuesday that the Harper government is restoring the word “Royal” to the names of the air force and navy.
In February 1968, the Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Army were unified into a single entity, the Canadian Armed Forces. (This is what they are looking to return to).
Later on, it became known as the Canadian Forces.
This doesn't come as a huge surprise, as PM Harper has been refering to the CF as the "Canadian Armed Forces" in official speeches and press releases since earlier this year (as below).