I thought this might make a smile to some folks, as it did me, for some of the phrasing used: {the message is in its original format}

CANFORGEN 030/08 CDS 003/08 041846Z FEB 08
HONOUR-BEARING STATUS FOR CANSOFCOM UNITS
UNCLASSIFIED

REFS: A. SECOND MEETING OF THE BATTLE HONOURS COMMITTEE 27 SEP 07
B. THE PRINCIPLES AND ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR THE AWARD OF CANADIAN FORCES BATTLE HONOURS
C. A-AD-200-000/AG-000, THE HONOURS, FLAGS AND HERITAGE STRUCTURE OF THE CF

AT REFERENCE A, IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDED THAT JOINT TASK FORCE TWO (JTF 2) AND THE CANADIAN SPECIAL OPERATIONS REGIMENT (CSOR) BE AFFORDED HONOUR-BEARING STATUS. THIS STATUS IS AFFORDED TO COMBATANT UNITS WHOSE FUNCTIONAL PURPOSE IS TO CLOSE WITH AND CONQUER, NEUTRALIZE OR DESTROY THE ENEMY AS AN EFFECTIVE FIGHTING FORCE

ONLY COMBATANT MILITARY UNITS ARE ENTITLED TO BE PUBLICLY RECOGNIZED FOR ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN BATTLE AGAINST A FORMED AND ARMED ENEMY THROUGH THE AWARD OF BATTLE HONOURS AND HONORARY DISTINCTIONS

I HEREBY GRANT HONOUR-BEARING STATUS TO JTF 2 AND CSOR. THE GRANTING OF THIS STATUS WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE MORALE AND ESPRIT DE CORPS OF ALL PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE MEMBERS OF OUR SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES FAMILY

SIGNED BY GEN R.J. HILLIER, CD