The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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Canadian Joint Operations Command

Ottawa, Ontario
Approval of a Badge
September 20, 2012
Vol. VI, p. 184

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Blazon

Badge

Tierced in pale Azure Gules and Bleu Céleste, a fouled anchor Or surmounted by two crusader’s swords in saltire proper and an eagle volant affronty head to the sinister Or;

Motto

UNANIMI CUM RATIONE;


Symbolism

Badge

The colours of the background represent the three environments of the Canadian Forces, namely sea, land and air. The central device is composed of elements from the badge of the Canadian Forces symbolizing these three environments.

Motto

This Latin phrase means “United in purpose”.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 23, 2013, in Volume 147, page 538 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of the Department of National Defence, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
David Farrar

Calligrapher
Shirley Mangione


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military