The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
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Sea Service Insignia

Ottawa, Ontario
Approval of Insignia
March 15, 2010
Vol. V, p. 514

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A fouled anchor enfiling a naval crown;



The anchor and naval crown represent the naval environment of the Canadian Forces. The insignia has four levels, each corresponding to a number of days at sea: gold (level 4), silver (level 3), bronze (level 2), and gun metal (level 1).


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 the Department of National Defence, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Robert Grey

Shirley Mangione

Recipient Information

Military Institution