Proud of royal designation

In the Western News of Aug. 31 there was a letter to the editor about the prefix “Royal”.

In the Western News of Aug. 31 there was a letter to the editor about the prefix “Royal”.

Not only I, but many of us that served in the RCAF as well as the RCN and the army, proudly served under the prefix royal. I served not only under King George but our Queen Elizabeth as well. Our current Air Force wing was so proud and grateful that this happened, we were speechless. We all were pleased in that this transpired.

It seems to me that this individual has never ever served in the forces. My son also served for some three decades of service in the forces of which we both held substantial ranks. I was not only educated but saw more of this world than I had ever thought I would. I was on the Korea airlift and also had two tours with NATO in Germany when the Cold War was not cold but hot. I was stationed in Germany when the Berlin Wall went up from 1959-62 as well from 1965-69, and proud to have served.

If I could, I would do it all over again.

Hank Siemens

 

Okanagan Falls