The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendation

Ottawa, Ontario
Approval of a Flag and Insignia
May 1, 2000
Vol. IV, p. 159

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Blazon

Flag

Tierced in pale Azure, Gules and Bleu Celeste, the Crest of the Royal Arms of Canada (on a wreath Argent and Gules a lion passant guardant Or imperially crowned proper and holding in the dexter paw a maple leaf Gules);

Badge

A bar Or, overall the Crest of the Royal Arms of Canada (on a wreath Argent and Gules a lion passant guardant Or imperially crowned proper and holding in the dexter paw a maple leaf Gules);


Symbolism

The symbolism of these emblems will soon be available in both official languages


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 3, 2001, in Volume 135, page 4056 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of the Chief of Defence Staff and the Canadian Forces Honours Policy Committee, assisted by the Heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority

Painter
Robert Grey

Calligrapher
Suzzann Wright


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military