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Canadian Forces Crypto Support Unit

Ottawa, Ontario
Approval of a Badge
October 15, 2014
Vol. VI, p. 464

Badge of the Canadian Forces Crypto Support Unit

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Bleu Celeste a scytale Or in bend sinister its head jewelled its shaft entwined by a strip of parchment inscribed in Greek letters proper, the whole encircled by an annulus Azure edged and inscribed CANADIAN FORCES CRYPTO SUPPORT UNIT • UNITÉ DE SOUTIEN CRYPTOGRAPHIQUE DES FORCES CANADIENNES in letters Or;





The scytale, a tool used to perform a transposition cypher on text inscribed on a strip of parchment, symbolizes the cryptographic purpose of the unit.


This Latin phrase means “Let us serve with cautionˮ.