Canadian military forces will be renamed to correct a “historic mistake,” the Defence Minister announced this
week at an event in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Navy and Air Force, which is currently named Maritime Command and Air Command, will again be known as the Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force. The Army will also be renamed from the Land Force Command to the Canadian Army. Defence Minister Peter Mckay said, “Our Conservative government believes that an important element of the Canadian military heritage was lost when these three former services were required to relinquish their historic titles, Today, I am honoured to announce that the three elements of the Canadian Forces will have their historic names restored.” The names were changed in
1968 when the Army, Air Force and Navy reorganised into one command structure to cut costs.