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Canadian Forces National Investigation Service
Approval of a Badge
February 20, 2009
Vol. V, p. 421
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Argent a thunderbird’s head Argent embellished Sable and Gules environed by two branches of laurel Vert;
VIRTUS • OFFICIUM • VERITAS;
The thunderbird’s head evokes the unit’s role of providing protection, wise counsel and direction. The laurel branches symbolize the quest for excellence.
Meaning “Excellence, duty, truth”.
Canada Gazette Information
The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on December 12, 2009, in Volume 143, page 3683 of the Canada Gazette.
Original concept of Captain Dennis Bates, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.