The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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2 Area Support Group

Toronto, Ontario
Approval of a Badge
July 15, 2008
Vol. V, p. 319

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Blazon

Motto

SUSTINEMUS ARMA;

Badge

Argent on a roundel quarterly Or and Gules within an annulus embattled Gules, a tower Argent;


Symbolism

Motto

SUSTINEMUS ARMA, meaning “We sustain the arms”.

Badge

The tower represents strength as well as military fortifications and infrastructure. The cogwheel indicates engineering.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 22, 2008, in Volume 142, page 2987 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Not applicable

Painter
Debra MacGarvie

Calligrapher
Shirley Mangione


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military