Last modified: 2017-10-18 by rob raeside
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"On September 1, 2017, the Royal Canadian Air Force will receive its third "stand" of Colours from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto. The stand consists of two Colours. The Queen's Colour, a Canadian maple leaf flag with the Sovereign's cypher in the centre, symbolizes loyalty to the Crown. The Command Colour, a blue flag with the RCAF's badge at the centre, symbolizes the RCAF's pride, cohesion and valour."
The Royal Canadian Air Force's new Queen's Colour carries the historic name of the RCAF, which was restored in 2011. Attached image ca^rcafqc17.gif based on artist's concept of the proposed Colour.
The Royal Canadian Air Force's new Command Colour carries the new badge of the RCAF, which was created following the restoration of the RCAF's historic name in 2011. As well, the tops of the maple leaves at the four corners now point outward, as they did on the first RCAF Command Colour, presented in 1950. Attached image ca^rcafcc17.gif based on artist's concept of the proposed Colour.
More information at http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/history-heritage/rcaf-colours/caf-colours.page
Rob Raeside, 4 September 2017