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Infantry Branch

Ottawa, Ontario
Confirmation of the Blazon of a Badge
November 20, 2008
Vol. V, p. 360

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Blazon

Badge

Argent three maple leaves conjoined on one stem within an annulus Gules fimbriated and inscribed INFANTRY • INFANTERIE in letters Or, the whole ensigned by the Royal Crown proper set above a scroll Or inscribed with the Motto in letters Sable and surmounted by two rifles in saltire Or;

Motto

DUCIMUS;


Symbolism

Badge

The three maple leaves conjoined on one stem, taken from the Royal Arms of Canada, represent service to Canada, and the Crown, service to the Sovereign. The crossed rifles denote infantry and have been used in badges of infantry units as well as of the officer cadet programme. Red and white are Canada’s national colours. “INFANTRY” and “INFANTERIE” are a form of the bilingual branch title and “DUCIMUS” is the motto of the branch.

Motto

Meaning “We lead”.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 21, 2009, in Volume 143, page 693 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Not applicable

Painter
* Not applicable / Sans objet

Calligrapher
* Not applicable / Sans objet


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military

The badge was originally approved on 1 February 1973.