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4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards

Ottawa, Ontario
Confirmation of the blazon of a Badge
October 4, 2004
Vol. IV, p. 483

Badge of the 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards

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Blazon

Badge

The coronet of a marquess proper enfiled by a monogram composed of two “Ls” intertwined Argent, above the number “IV” in Roman numerals Or resting on a scroll Azure edged and inscribed PRINCESS LOUISE DRAGOON GUARDS in letters Or, the whole surmounted by the coronet of a daughter of the Sovereign proper.

Motto

PRO ARIS ET FOCIS;


Symbolism

Badge

The coronets and intertwined Ls refer to the Regiment’s namesake, Princess Louise (1848-1939), daughter of Queen Victoria, and her husband the Marquess of Lorne (1845-1914), Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883. The number “IV” recalls the name of the regiment. In 1936, the 4th Hussars of Canada were amalgamated with the Princess Louise Dragoon Guards and redesignated 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards.

Motto

Meaning “For our altars and our homes”.