The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston
Heraldry Today

Canadian Expeditionary Force Command

Ottawa, Ontario
Approval of a Badge
April 15, 2008
Vol. V, p. 277

Badge of Canadian Expeditionary Force Command

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Blazon

Badge

Sable a falcon wings elevated and addorsed, its dexter claw resting on a terrestrial globe Argent;

Motto

UNANIMI CUM RATIONE;


Symbolism

Badge

The black background represents military fortitude and the notions of action and combat. The globe symbolizes CEFCOM’s area of operations. The falcon represents someone who does not rest until the objective is achieved.

Motto

UNANIMI CUM RATIONE, meaning “United in purpose”.