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Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Grant of Flags and Badges
May 24, 1991
Vol. II, p. 94
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Corps Ensign of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police: An ensign Gules bearing a canton Azure bordered on the interior Or charged with a representation of the Badge of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police namely within a wreath of maple leaves a bison's head affronty Or ensigned by a representation of the Royal Crown;
Flag of the Commissioner: The Corps Ensign of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police bearing in the fly the Commissioner's Badge of Rank;
For National Headquarters: A coronet composed of maple leaves set alternately with horseshoes the points upward on a rim all Or;
For K Division (Edmonton): A pronghorn antelope salient Or gorged with a collar of wild roses Gules
For L Division (Charlottetown): Three bars wavy couped ensigned by an oak tree fructed all Or;
For A Division (Ottawa): A sword and a key ward upward and outward in saltire ensigned by a maple leaf all Argent;
For B Division (St. John's): A caribou passant Or charged at the neck with a collar of linked crosses Gules;
For C Division (Montreal): A cross composed of four fleurs-de-lys base points all inward Argent;
For M Division (Whitehorse): A husky dog's head erased Argent within an orle of ten bezants;
For O Division (Toronto): A sprig of three maple leaves conjoined on one stem Or issuant from a trillium Argent seeded Or;
For D Division (Winnipeg): A bison passant Or;
For E Division (Vancouver): Two bars wavy couped ensigned by a demi-sun all Or;
For F Division (Regina): Three garbs in fess Or;
For The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Academy: Two sabres crossed in saltire ensigned by an antique lamp all Argent;
For The Equitation Section: Two lances in saltire flying pennons ensigned by a horse's head couped all Or;
For G Division (Yellowknife): A polar bear passant Argent;
For H Division (Halifax): A lion rampant Argent armed and langued Azure and gorged with a collar affixed thereto a saltire cross also Azure;
For J Division (Fredericton): A lymphad Or sail Argent charged with a purple violet Azure flags Argent;
In general, the symbolism of emblems prior to 2000 does not exist in an appropriate format for the online Register.
Canada Gazette Information
The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on August 10, 1991, in Volume 125, page 2568 of the Canada Gazette.
Original concept of Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.