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First Canadian Submarine Squadron

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Confirmation of a Badge
July 20, 1990
Vol. II, p. 432

Badge of the First Canadian Submarine Squadron

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Blazon

Badge

Azure in base three barrulets wavy Argent overall a trident Or ensigned by a Plains First Nations ceremonial headdress affronty feathers Or tipped Sable attached to a beaded headband proper;

Motto

NULLUM MONITUM EXSPECTA;


Symbolism

Badge

The headdress is symbolic of leadership and connects to the practice of naming Canadian submarines after First Nations. The trident is associated with the god Poseidon, the “keeper of the deep”, and thus alludes to submarine operations.

Motto

This Latin phrase means “Expect no warning”;