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41 Signal Regiment

Edmonton, Alberta
Approval of a Badge
January 15, 2014
Vol. VI, p. 323

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Blazon

Badge

Per fess Argent and Azure the figure of Mercury courant holding in his sinister arm a caduceus and standing on a terrestrial globe Or between in base four wild roses proper;

Motto

SIGNIFERI EXCELLENTIA;


Symbolism

Badge

The white and blue colours and the figure of Mercury are traditionally associated with signals units. White and blue are the historical colours of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, while Mercury, messenger of Roman gods, symbolizes swift communication. The wild roses represent the squadrons that amalgamated to form the regiment. The wild rose is also the floral emblem of Alberta, where the regiment is located.

Motto

This Latin phrase means “Signals, excellence”


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 Manon Labelle, Miramichi Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Debra MacGarvie

Calligrapher
Shirley Mangione


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military