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The Regina Rifle Regiment

Regina, Saskatchewan
Approval of a Badge
September 15, 2015
Vol. VI, p. 554

Badge of The Regina Rifle Regiment

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Blazon

Badge

Gules an escutcheon Vert charged in chief with a bison statant on a mount and in base with a garb Or, all within an annulus Vert edged and inscribed THE REGINA RIFLE REGIMENT in letters Or, the whole surmounting a Maltese cross ensigned with a plaque Argent inscribed CANADA and supporting the Royal Crown proper, the limbs of the cross inscribed in chief FRANCE & FLANDERS 1915-18; ARRAS 1917,’18; VIMY, 1917; in base AMIENS; YPRES 1917; FLERS - COURCELETTE; to the dexter PURSUIT TO MONS; MOUNT SORREL; and to the sinister PASSCHENDAELE; CAMBRAI 1918;


Symbolism

Badge

The central shield with the bison and sheaf of wheat was used as the arms of the City of Regina, where the regiment was based. The word “CANADA” represents service to Canada, and the Crown, service to the Sovereign. The Maltese cross, which is based on the insignia of the Royal Guelphic Order, is common among badges of rifle regiments. The inscriptions on the cross are selected regimental battle honours. “THE REGINA RIFLE REGIMENT” was the regimental title prior to 1982, when it was renamed The Royal Regina Rifles.