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  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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Royal Roads Military College

Victoria, British Columbia
Grant of Arms
August 28, 1989
Vol. I, p. 47

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Blazon

Arms

Azure a cougar Argent winged Or the dexter hindpaw and sinister forepaw resting on an anchor Or cabled Argent the dexter forepaw grasping a sword Argent hilt and pommel Or in dexter chief an open book proper bound Or;

Crest

An arm in armour embowed gauntletted Argent holding a sprig of three maple leaves separately coloured Or, Gules and Argent all ensigned by the Royal Crown proper;

Motto

TRUTH · DUTY · VALOUR;


Symbolism

In general, the symbolism of emblems prior to 2000 does not exist in an appropriate format for the online Register.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on October 14, 1989, in Volume 123, page 4560 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Donald Hallman

Calligrapher
Elizabeth McKee


Recipient Information

Military Institution
University