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HMCS Athabaskan

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Confirmation of the blazon of a Badge
January 15, 2009
Vol. V, p. 408

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Blazon

Badge

Argent a First Nations warrior mounted on an Appaloosa pony passant and holding a drawn bow and arrow point downwards proper;

Motto

WE FIGHT AS ONE;


Symbolism

Badge

The badge design was created by officers of the first Athabaskan, and has been kept to honour the entire crew after their ship was lost to enemy action. The badge commemorates their sacrifice and expresses the ideal of courage and devotion to duty.

Motto

Not applicable


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 available

Painter

Calligrapher
* Not applicable / Sans objet


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military

The badge was originally approved on 9 February 1948.