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  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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The Cape Breton Highlanders

Sydney, Nova Scotia
Approval of a Regimental Colour
February 20, 2015
Vol. VI, p. 487

Regimental Colour of The Cape Breton Highlanders

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Blazon

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Or a torteau charged with mayflowers leaved proper fimbriated Or within an annulus Gules edged, charged in base with a thistle and inscribed THE CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDERS in letters Or, ensigned by the Royal Crown proper and environed by two branches of maple leaves and thistles proper bound in base by a ribbon Gules surmounted by a scroll Argent edged Or inscribed SIOL NA FEAR FEARAIL, a Scots Gaelic phrase meaning “Breed of manly men”, in letters Sable, the whole within two laurel branches Vert fructed Gules each surmounted by ten scrolls Argent edged Or and inscribed in letters Sable, those to the dexter inscribed ARRAS, 1917,’18; YPRES, 1917; AMIENS; HINDENBURG LINE; VALENCIENNES; MELFA CROSSING; GOTHIC LINE; CORIANO; FOSSO MUNIO; IJSSELMEER; those to the sinister inscribed VIMY, 1917; PASSCHENDAELE; DROCOURT-QUÉANT; CANAL DU NORD; FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1917-18; CEPRANO; MONTECCHIO; LAMONE CROSSING; ITALY, 1944-1945; DELFZIJL POCKET; the base charged with a like scroll inscribed AFGHANISTAN;


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