The Viceregal Lion
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Military Police Branch

Ottawa, Ontario
Confirmation of the blazon of a Badge
September 15, 2010
Vol. V, p. 545

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Blazon

Badge

Argent a thunderbird in West Coast First Nations style displayed proper;

Motto

SECURITAS;


Symbolism

Badge

In the mythology of the First Nations of the West Coast, the thunderbird is a symbol of supremacy and power. It is also a protective spirit, one who gives wise counsel and guards the community against evil and misfortune.

Motto

Meaning “Security”.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 26, 2011, in Volume 145, page 1073 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Not available

Painter

Calligrapher


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military