The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
Heraldry Today

The contents of this Register are intended for research purposes only. The heraldic emblems found in the Register may not be reproduced in any form or in any media without the written consent of the Canadian Heraldic Authority and/or the recipient.

748 (Nanaimo) Communication Squadron

Nanaimo, British Columbia
Confirmation of the blazon of a Badge
February 15, 2010
Vol. V, p. 500

Click on each image to enlarge. The blazon and symbolism for each element will accompany the enlarged image.


Blazon

Badge

Argent a raven in a northwest coast First Nations style affronty proper;

Motto

TEYMUT;


Symbolism

Badge

The raven evokes a legend of the Snanaimooh, the people of the Nanaimo region where the unit is located. In this legend, the raven is the great messenger. Here, it symbolizes the unifying force of modern communications.

Motto

Meaning “To communicate over great distances”.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 20, 2010, in Volume 144, page 441 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Not available

Painter
Robert Grey

Calligrapher
Shirley Mangione


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military