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Canadian Forces Military Police Group
Approval of a Badge
July 15, 2014
Vol. VI, p. 370
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Sable a thunderbird in West Coast First Nations style displayed proper;
DISCIPLINARE PER EXEMPLUM;
In the mythology of the First Nations of the West Coast, the thunderbird is a symbol of supremacy and power. It is also a protective spirit, one who gives wise counsel and guards the community against evil and misfortune. The black background symbolizes authority.
This Latin phrase means “To discipline by example”.