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Canadian Coast Guard
Grant of Flags of Office and Vessel Markings
June 15, 1992
Vol. II, p. 175
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For the Canadian Marine Rescue Auxiliary: A triangular pennant Argent adextré and charged with a maple leaf Gules impaling Azure a dolphin naiant contourné Or;
For the Canadian Marine Rescue Auxiliary: The pennant evokes the Canadian flag and is a modification of the Canadian Coast Guard Jack, making the auxiliary ships distinct from the Canadian Coast Guard fleet. This emblem combines the red and white colours of Canada with the blue of waterways. The maple leaf evokes Canada and the dolphin represents the ships that ply the coasts of Canada. As well, dolphins are regarded as ancient talismans and helpers of all mariners.