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5 Area Support Group
Approval of a Badge
July 15, 2008
Vol. V, p. 320
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SERVIR AVEC HONNEUR ET PERSÉVÉRANCE;
Azure a castle within an orle of nine fleurs-de-lis Argent;
SERVIR AVEC HONNEUR ET PERSÉVÉRANCE, meaning “To serve with honour and perseverance.”
The colour blue and the fleurs-de-lis are drawn from the badge of Land Force Quebec Area (LFQA). These elements represent the connection between 5 Area Support Group (5 ASG) and LFQA, to which the 5 ASG provides the support services needed to function. The nine fleurs-de-lis symbolize the services offered by 5 ASG. The castle represents the unification of all of the support services needed to ensure the well-being of the members of LFQA. The three towers symbolize the Area Support Units: Valcartier, Saint-Jean and Montreal.
Canada Gazette Information
The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 22, 2008, in Volume 142, page 2987 of the Canada Gazette.