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Name: "the" or not?[edit]

Can someone confirm whether the definite article "the" is actually a formal part of the name? If not, this article should be moved to "Royal Canadian Dragoons" (à la Governor General's Foot Guards. The cap badge states only "Royal Canadian Dragoons", their regimental[1] and association[2] websites do not seem to put it as part of the formal title, and regiments.org seems to indicate they never had it. If there is no objection, I'll move it. SigPig 16:23, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

The "standard" I've been going by in article naming is A-AD-265-000-AG-001 - CF Dress Manual, which seems to be well researched as to the presence of the/le/les. Here is a summary:
  • The RCD
  • LdSH(RC)
  • 12RBC
  • The GGHG
  • 8CH
  • The Ont R
  • The QYRang
  • Sherbrooke H
  • 1H
  • The PEIR
  • The RCH
  • The BCR
  • The SALH
  • The Sask D
  • The KOCR
  • The BCD
  • The FGH
  • Le R de Hull
  • The Windsor R
  • The RCR
  • PPCLI
  • R22eR
  • GGFG
  • The CGG
  • The QOR of C
  • The RHC
  • Les Volitgeurs
  • The R Regt C
  • The RHLI
  • The PWOR
  • The H&PER
  • The LWR
  • The RHFC
  • The G&SF
  • The Lorne Scots
  • The Brockville Rif
  • SD&G Highrs
  • Les Fus St-L
  • Le R de la Chaud
  • Les Fus MR
  • The PLF
  • The RNBR
  • The WNSR
  • The NS Highrs
  • Le R de Mais
  • The CH of O
  • The R Wpg Rif
  • The E&K Scot
  • 48 Highrs
  • Le R du Sag
  • The Algonquin R
  • The A&SH of C
  • The LSSR
  • The N Sask R
  • The R Reg Rif
  • The RM Rang
  • The L Edmn R
  • The QOC Highrs
  • The R Westm R
  • The Calg Highrs
  • Les Fus de Sherbr
  • The Seaforths
  • The C Scot R
  • The RMR
  • The Ir R of C
  • The Tor Scot R
  • The R Nfld R
Another doc I have is A-AD-200-000-AG-000 - Honours, Flags and Heritage of the CF, and its list matches except it has no the for Irish R of C. No doubt there could be some errors in these docs (as one of them is wrong for Ir R of C), but I think they're the best to go on until we find something more authoritative. Indefatigable 18:41, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

The "the" is part of the title. If you go into the history section of the Royal Canadian Dragoon's homepage, you'll find it Patar knight 22:40, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

The "the" is only a preposition. Their cap-badge only says "Royal Canadian Dragoons". The Cadet Corps associated with it is the "2870 Royal Canadian Dragoons", not the "2870, the Royal Canadian Dragoons." Moved. Post below if necessary. --Patar knight 23:35, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

Reference to the Queen[edit]

I've changed the reference to 'The Queen' approving the Springbok as the Regimental cap badge to read 'King Edward VII, the reigning monarch.' The request was submitted through Ottawa in 1908, when Edward VII was still on the throne. It was not approved until 1913, when Edward had passed and his son, reigning as George V, allowed the Regiment to add the springbok as a badge, not to replace the Royal cypher. 156.34.219.65 22:09, 27 March 2007 (UTC)a Dragoon without a wikipedia login156.34.219.65 22:09, 27 March 2007 (UTC)