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Canadian Special Operations Forces Command
Approval of a Badge
May 15, 2008
Vol. V, p. 285
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Gules a V-42 fighting knife proper;
The V-42 fighting knife, originally used by members of the Canadian-American First Special Service Force, represents the nature of Special Operations as conducted by CANSOFCOM: agile, stealthy and lethal; anywhere, any time. The red background represents Canada and is evocative of action, confidence, courage and vitality.
VIAM INVENIEMUS, meaning “We shall find a way”.
Canada Gazette Information
The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 22, 2008, in Volume 142, page 2987 of the Canada Gazette.
Original concept of Stephen Haughn, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.