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Canadian Forces Medical Services

Ottawa, Ontario
Confirmation of the blazon of a Flag and Badge
December 20, 2012
Vol. VI, p. 199

Badge of the Canadian Forces Medical Services

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Blazon

Badge

An oval Gules edged and charged with a rod of Aesculapius, all within a wreath of maple leaves Or and ensigned by the Royal Crown proper;

Motto

MILITI SUCCURRIMUS;


Symbolism

Badge

The deep red colour represents blood, and the rod of Aesculapius signifies that this is a medical organization.

Motto

This Latin phrase means “We hasten to aid the soldiers”.