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capitalization: military terms

Capitalize the names and nicknames of military bases, forces and units of all sizes and of exercises:

  • Canadian Forces Base Trenton
  • the Canadian Forces
  • Mobile Command
  • 450 Helicopter Squadron
  • the Blue Berets
  • Exercise Rapier Thrust

Note: In Department of National Defence documents, the specific part of an exercise name is written entirely in upper case, e.g. Exercise SILENT DEFENDER.

Use the lower case for general and informal references:

  • the Fifth Army


  • the army