Sixty Joyless De-Britished Uncrowned Commonpoor Years (1949-2009)

Elizabeth II Vice-Regal Saint: Remembering Paul Comtois (1895–1966), Lt.-Governor of Québec
Britannic Inheritance: Britain's proud legacy. What legacy will America leave?
English Debate: Daniel Hannan revels in making mince meat of Gordon Brown
Crazy Canucks: British MP banned from Canada on national security grounds
Happy St. Patrick's: Will Ireland ever return to the Commonwealth?
Voyage Through the Commonwealth: World cruise around the faded bits of pink.
No Queen for the Green: The Green Party of Canada votes to dispense with monarchy.
"Sir Edward Kennedy": The Queen has awarded the senator an honorary Knighthood.
President Obama: Hates Britain, but is keen to meet the Queen?
The Princess Royal: Princess Anne "outstanding" in Australia.
H.M.S. Victory: In 1744, 1000 sailors went down with a cargo of gold.
Queen's Commonwealth: Britain is letting the Commonwealth die.
Justice Kirby: His support for monarchy almost lost him appointment to High Court
Royal Military Academy: Sandhurst abolishes the Apostles' Creed.
Air Marshal Alec Maisner, R.I.P. Half Polish, half German and 100% British.
Cherie Blair: Not a vain, self regarding, shallow thinking viper after all.
Harry Potter: Celebrated rich kid thinks the Royals should not be celebrated
The Royal Jelly: A new king has been coronated, and his subjects are in a merry mood
Victoria Cross: Australian TROOPER MARK DONALDSON awarded the VC
Godless Buses: Royal Navy veteran, Ron Heather, refuses to drive his bus
Labour's Class War: To expunge those with the slightest pretensions to gentility
100 Top English Novels of All Time: The Essential Fictional Library
BIG BEN: Celebrating 150 Years of the Clock Tower

Thursday, 14 June 2007

Her Majesty's Navies

The Royal New Zealand Navy still refers to her brethren navies as the Royal Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Australian Navy and the United States Navy. Thankfully, she did not get the memo from 1968 Canada. Let us hope she never does. Sign the petition today!

New Zealand is currently expanding its navy, as we noticed the commissioning of HMNZS Canterbury the other day, and is looking for overseas experience: "We are always on the lookout for experienced people from other Navies who have the skills we are looking for. Security Clearance criteria effectively limit this to people with a history in the Royal Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, US Navy or Royal Australian Navy."

Hat tip: Ken MacNeil


Cato, author of said...

If I were a Canadian subject I would sign it in an instant!

Neil Welton said...

"Hear! Hear!" said the backbenchers.

Younghusband said...

Just read that Admiral Sir Jonathon Band, the head of the Royal Navy, say of the Iranian fiasco "The events of 23 March were one bad day in our proud 100-year history. I can assure the British people that I will personally ensure the recommendations of this report are fully implemented."
Thought the Royal Navy was a bit older... Doesn't give cause for relief.