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  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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Governor General's Foot Guards

Ottawa, Ontario
Confirmation of the blazon of a Badge
July 15, 2009
Vol. V, p. 455

Badge of the Governor General's Foot Guards

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Blazon

Badge

On a six-pointed star rayonné Argent an annulus Gules edged and inscribed CIVITAS ET PRINCEPS CURA NOSTRA in letters Or and enclosing a cross Azure fimbriated Argent;

Motto

CIVITAS ET PRINCEPS CURA NOSTRA;


Symbolism

Badge

The badge is based on the star of the Order of the Garter, which is used as the cap star of the Coldstream Guards, an allied regiment whose uniform, with minor differences, is worn by the Governor General’s Foot Guards. “CIVITAS ET PRINCEPS CURA NOSTRA” is the motto of the regiment.

Motto

Meaning “Our country and ruler are our concern”.