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Astronaut of the Canadian Armed Forces

Ottawa, Ontario
Approval of a Badge
May 15, 2018
Vol. VII, p. 74

Badge of an Astronaut of the Canadian Armed Forces

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Blazon

Badge

A maple leaf environed by stars Argent and issuant therefrom in base three plumes Gules surmounting a globe composed of lines of latitude and longitude Argent issuant in base, the whole ensigned by the Royal Crown proper, environed by a laurel wreath Gules and between two wings in fess, tips downwards Argent;


Symbolism

Badge

The maple leaf, plumes, globe and stars are used to represent an astronaut. The Royal Crown represents service to the Sovereign. Wings, the laurel wreath and the Royal Crown are common features of the flying and occupation badges of the Canadian Armed Forces.