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Port Inspector Diver

Ottawa, Ontario
Approval of a Badge
August 15, 2007
Vol. V, p. 164

Badge for a Port Inspector Diver

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Blazon

Badge

A diver’s mask and regulator Argent the face plate charged with a maple leaf Gules, all surmounting two tridents in saltire Argent, ensigned by the Royal Crown proper, and between two dolphins naiant respectant Or.


Symbolism

Badge

The maple leaf and the Royal Crown represent service to Canada and the Sovereign. The dolphin is a long-established symbol of the sea and is representative of both the domain in which the divers operate and the way in which their own physical skills mirror, to some degree, the capacities of dolphins. The badge is modelled on similar badges worn by other diver groups in the Canadian Forces, with the mask and regulator making this badge distinctive from the others.