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  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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3 Canadian Support Unit

Oromocto, New Brunswick
Confirmation of a Badge
March 15, 2011
Vol. VI, p. 40

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Blazon

Badge

Argent upon a base wavy Or edged Vert a dragon rampant Vert its under belly and under neck Or and triple-headed of an eagle lion and dolphin also Or;

Motto

AGIR;


Symbolism

Badge

The sandy base recalls the unit’s service in the Middle East, while the dragon with three heads refers to the unit’s role of supporting Canada’s maritime, land and air forces.

Motto

Meaning “To act”.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 12, 2011, in Volume 145, page 3517 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Not available

Painter
Debra MacGarvie

Calligrapher
Shirley Mangione


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military

The recipient's emblems were originally recorded in the name of 3 Canadian Support Group in the Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada, Volume III, page 411, 1 May 1998.