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Chaplain Branch

Ottawa, Ontario
Approval of Badges
March 15, 2006
Vol. V, p. 71

Badge for the Christian chaplains of the Chaplain Branch

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Blazon

Badge

For the Christian chaplains: Purpure a Maltese cross Or within an annulus Purpure fimbriated and inscribed CHAPLAIN • AUMÔNIER in letters Or;


Symbolism

Badge

For the Christian chaplains: Purple and gold have been chosen as colours distinctive to the clergy. The red maple leaves refer to service to veterans and the fallen. The Royal Crown symbolizes service to the Sovereign as Queen of Canada. The Maltese cross has long been associated with the Chaplaincy and has ancient associations with Christian spirituality and healing.