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Regional Cadet Support Unit (Pacific)

Victoria, British Columbia
Approval of a Badge
February 20, 2009
Vol. V, p. 420

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Blazon

Badge

Azure on a maple leaf Or a beaver affronty Argent embellished Gules and Sable in a West Coast First Nations style;

Motto

SERVIMUS UT DUCAMUS;


Symbolism

Badge

The maple leaf evokes the cap badge of the Cadet Instructor Cadre. The beaver, represented in a West Coast First Nations style, establishes the geographical location of the unit. In First Nations culture, the beaver is known for its industriousness, building skills and wise advice, traits that represent the ethos of the Cadet Instructor Cadre.

Motto

Meaning “We serve to lead”.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on December 12, 2009, in Volume 143, page 3683 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Major K.H. Washbrook, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Debra MacGarvie

Calligrapher
Shirley Mangione


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military