The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston
Heraldry Today

The contents of this Register are intended for research purposes only. The heraldic emblems found in the Register may not be reproduced in any form or in any media without the written consent of the Canadian Heraldic Authority and/or the recipient.

Royal Canadian Navy

Ottawa,, Ontario
Approval of a Badge
May 20, 2016
Vol. VI, p. 609

Click on each image to enlarge. The blazon and symbolism for each element will accompany the enlarged image.


Blazon

Badge

Azure a fouled anchor Or;

Motto

PARATI VERO PARATI;


Symbolism

Badge

The blue field, representing the sea, and the anchor, symbolizing a ship, are taken from the badge approved in 1945 by King George VI for use by the Royal Canadian Navy.

Motto

This Latin phrase means “Ready aye ready”.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on October 22, 2016, in Volume 150, page 3152 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of the Royal Canadian Navy (1945), assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Robert Grey

Calligrapher
Doris Wionzek


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military

View all Letters Patent for