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Communications and Electronics Branch
Confirmation of the blazon of a Flag and a Badge
July 15, 2010
Vol. V, p. 526
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Per fess Argent (French Grey) and Azure;
Azure a figure of Mercury courant holding in his sinister arm a caduceus all between two lightning flashes in pile Or;
VELOX VERSUTUS VIGILANS;
The colours of the flag of French grey and dark blue were inherited from the early dress regulations of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals that are accredited to Major Wallace Bruce Carruthers, founder of the corps.
The figure of Mercury symbolizes swift communication, since Mercury was a messenger of the Roman gods. The lightning flashes allude to electronics. These symbols were used by the branch’s predecessor units: Mercury by the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals; and the flashes, or sparks, by the former Royal Canadian Air Force Telecommunications Branch and the Royal Canadian Navy Communicators.
Meaning “Swift, skilled, alert”.
Canada Gazette Information
The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 26, 2011, in Volume 145, page 1073 of the Canada Gazette.