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Old 02-14-2003, 07:47 AM   #1
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Ok, this may sound weird but it's something that i've been wondering about for a while. If your Canadian and know about the military you'll be able to answer this. Canada is part of the British Commonwealth the same as Australia. Now British ships have H.M.S, which I think stands for Her Majesty's Ship, before there names and Aussie ships have H.M.A.S, Her Majesty's Australian Ship, before there names. So do Canadian ships have H.M.C.S before there names? The same thing applies to the air force. Britan has the R.A.F, Australia has the R.A.A.F so does Canada have the R.C.A.F?
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Old 02-14-2003, 08:00 AM   #2
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You know if you add an extra 'A' to H.M.A.S it would be a terrorist group [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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Old 02-14-2003, 08:34 AM   #3
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The answer to both questions is yes. HMCS and RCAF.

edit> as recently as ten years ago, anyways. They did unify the services a while back (the morons), not sure if the names still apply.

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Old 02-14-2003, 08:35 AM   #4
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So do Canadian ships have H.M.C.S before there names?
They used to, and to the best of my knowlage they still do.

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so does Canada have the R.C.A.F?
Yes,

You know google can answer these questions very quickly.
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Old 02-14-2003, 08:37 AM   #5
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The answer to both questions is yes. HMCS and RCAF.

edit> as recently as ten years ago, anyways. They did unify the services a while back (the morons), not sure if the names still apply.
You mean we HAVE a navy and airforce? Of course we have the RCMP. Would that be our front liners? LOL!
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Old 02-14-2003, 09:22 AM   #6
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If you only go by number of combat ships, the RCN was the 3rd largest allied navy durring world war II.
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Old 02-14-2003, 05:15 PM   #7
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You mean we HAVE a navy and airforce? Of course we have the RCMP. Would that be our front liners? LOL!
The Navy does exist, but West Edmonton Mall has a bigger submarine fleet.

The airforce is actually very respectable, a fleet of fairly up to date F18s. Unfortunately, Chretien cancelled the conservative helicopter order and all our helicopters are 50 years old (or thereabouts).

As for the RCMP, we always called them "Gravel Road Cops" (G.R.C. in french) [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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Old 02-14-2003, 06:05 PM   #8
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I am ex-canadian military and yes you are correct with H.M.C.S. and R.C.A.F.
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Old 02-15-2003, 12:14 AM   #9
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The answer to both questions is yes. HMCS and RCAF.

edit> as recently as ten years ago, anyways. They did unify the services a while back (the morons), not sure if the names still apply.
You mean we HAVE a navy and airforce? Of course we have the RCMP. Would that be our front liners? LOL! [/QUOTE]What about CSIS?
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