Topic: The RCR
"Esprit de Corps"
From the Orders-in-Council documents archived on line by Library and Archives Canada, we find this memorandum on the change of title of the Permanent Corps units of infantry and cavalry addressed to the Minister of Militia and Defence:
Headquarters, Ottawa, 27th April, 1892
In view of measures which I propose to take for increasing the efficiency of the Permanent Corps of Active Militia, as indicated in my report for the year 1891-92 I have the honor to bring to your notice the desirability of conferring, on the corps now known as the "Cavalry School Corps" and "Infantry School Corps", titles more in accordance with their actual organization, and more calculated to maintain the feeling of "Esprit de corps" so necessary for the maintenance of efficiency.
The title I propose to substitute for the above designations are "Canadian Dragoons" and "Canadian Regiment of Infantry."
I have the honour to request that you will authorize the preparation of a recommendation to Council to the above effect.
I have &c. (sd) Ivor Herbert, M/Genl. Comdg. Canadian Militia
The Minister's memorandum, dates 12 May 1892, was submitted for approval as requested by Major-General Herbert, and it was subsequently submitted for the approval of the Governor General.
On 14 May 1892, approval was granted by the Governor General, Lord Stanley.