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  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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Armour Branch

Oromocto, New Brunswick
Confirmation of the blazon of a Badge
October 4, 2004
Vol. IV, p. 440

Badge of the Armour Branch

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Blazon

Badge

A dexter hand in armour Argent charged with a maple leaf Gules above a billet fesswise Sable edged and inscribed CANADA in letters Or, the whole set on a double-headed arrows forming two concentric circles Or and ensigned by the Royal Crown proper.


Symbolism

Badge

The concentric circles symbolize the pincer operations of armoured forces. The mailed gauntlet symbolizes armour.