The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
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Canadian Forces Protective Services Unit

Ottawa, Ontario
Approval of a Badge
March 15, 2010
Vol. V, p. 506

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Per pale Gules and Argent a sword Or hilt in chief surmounted by an escutcheon per pale Argent and Gules charged with a coronet erablé Or;





Red and white are the colours of Canada. The vertical line separating these colours symbolizes the dichotomy of the unit’s operations, which take place in night or day, in good weather or bad, discreetly or overtly, and so forth. The placement of the shield over the sword indicates that the unit’s primary responsibility is protection. The partially hidden sword refers to the ability to hide one’s identity and at the same time to show strength and deter attack. The crown of maple leaves represents service to Canada and to the persons whom the unit protects.


Meaning “We protect fearlessly”.


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on October 23, 2010, in Volume 144, page 2711 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Claire Boudreau, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

D. Robert Tunstall

Doris Wionzek

Recipient Information

Military Institution