The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, speaks with veterans at the Canadian Club of Toronto on April 19, 2012.
In a keynote address at the Canadian Club of Toronto today, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, announced that the Government of Canada has restored the historical names of five Canadian Army corps, in addition to changing the title of another.
The historical designations of the following corps have been restored: Royal Canadian Armoured Corps; The Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers; Royal Canadian Corps of Signals; Royal Canadian Infantry Corps; and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. The announcement of the restoration of historical names for Canadian Army corps is the next step in the phased approach begun in August 2011, when the historical name of the Canadian Army was restored.
Minister MacKay also issued a statement regarding the introduction of two Canadian Armed Forces members who will participate in the Walking With the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge.