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36 Service Battalion

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Approval of a Badge
April 15, 2014
Vol. VI, p. 346

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Blazon

Badge

Argent in base a barrulet wavy Azure, overall an osprey rising grasping in its claws a fish proper;

Motto

VOCATIONI RESPONDERE PARATI SEMPER;


Symbolism

Badge

The osprey is the provincial bird of Nova Scotia, where the battalion is located. The wavy stripes are found on the badges of the battalion’s predecessor units.

Motto

This Latin phrase means “Always ready to respond to the call”.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 14, 2015, in Volume 149, page 504 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
Lara Claire Berry

Calligrapher
Shirley Mangione


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military