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  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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HMCS Vancouver

Esquimalt, British Columbia
Confirmation of the blazon of a Badge
December 15, 2008
Vol. V, p. 390

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Blazon

Badge

Argent upon a base wavy Azure charged with two bars wavy Argent a three-masted ship proper, on a chief Azure three maple leaves Or;

Motto

SEMPER VIGILANS;


Symbolism

Badge

The ship under full sail represents Captain George Vancouver’s ship HMS Discovery and perpetuates the unofficial badge of HMCS Vancouver, first of name (1928-1936).

Motto

Meaning “Ever on guard”.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 20, 2010, in Volume 144, page 441 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 March 1987.