March 10, 1954 (22nd Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Claxion:

Approval, Mr. Speaker, I would assume was given to the Royal Canadian Air Force for the use of a practically identical badge by the Royal Air Force. When the R.C.A.F. came into existence in 1923 I am informed that with the consent of the Royal Air Force its badge was adopted for use in Canada with the additional insertion of the initial "C". That has remained the situation. In 1928 an order in council was passed requiring the armed forces to secure approval of badges using the crown.

Topic:   ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO CHANGE IN WEDGE CAP INSIGNIA
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