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

Montreal, Quebec
Approval of a Badge
July 15, 2008
Vol. V, p. 320

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Blazon

Motto

SERVIR AVEC HONNEUR ET PERSÉVÉRANCE;

Badge

Azure a castle within an orle of nine fleurs-de-lis Argent;


Symbolism

Motto

SERVIR AVEC HONNEUR ET PERSÉVÉRANCE, meaning “To serve with honour and perseverance.”

Badge

The colour blue and the fleurs-de-lis are drawn from the badge of Land Force Quebec Area (LFQA). These elements represent the connection between 5 Area Support Group (5 ASG) and LFQA, to which the 5 ASG provides the support services needed to function. The nine fleurs-de-lis symbolize the services offered by 5 ASG. The castle represents the unification of all of the support services needed to ensure the well-being of the members of LFQA. The three towers symbolize the Area Support Units: Valcartier, Saint-Jean and Montreal.


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