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Canadian Army

Ottawa, Ontario
Confirmation of a Badge
November 15, 2011
Vol. VI, p. 77

Badge of  the Canadian Army

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Blazon

Badge

Two Crusader’s swords in saltire Argent hilts and pommels Or surmounted by a maple leaf Gules;

Motto

VIGILAMUS PRO TE;


Symbolism

Badge

The Crusader’s swords symbolize the military heritage of the Canadian Army, while the maple leaf represents loyalty to Canada.

Motto

This Latin phrase means "We stand on guard for thee".