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39 Service Battalion

Richmond, British Columbia
Approval of a Badge
January 15, 2014
Vol. VI, p. 322

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Blazon

Badge

Argent a cougar’s face in the Coast Salish style Sable embellished Gules, in base a bar wavy Azure;

Motto

CONCORDIA VICTRIX;


Symbolism

Badge

The cougar is commonly found throughout British Columbia, where the unit is based. Its head is rendered in a Coast Salish style to honour the first inhabitants of the region. A cougar’s head can also be found on the badge of the 39 Canadian Brigade Group, to which the battalion provides combat service support. The wavy band represents the Strait of Georgia, between Vancouver Island and the mainland coast of British Columbia. Wavy bands are also found on the arms of the province as well as on badges from units that were amalgamated to form the new battalion.

Motto

This Latin phrase means “A good spirit conquers”.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on October 25, 2014, in Volume 148, page 2734 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of the 39 Service Battalion, assited by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Kelly Cannell

Calligrapher
Shirley Mangione


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military