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Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Ottawa, Ontario
Grant of Flags and Badges
May 24, 1991
Vol. II, p. 94

Click on each image to enlarge. The blazon and symbolism for each element will accompany the enlarged image.


Blazon

Flag

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

Flag of the Commissioner: The Corps Ensign of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police bearing in the fly the Commissioner's Badge of Rank;

Badge

For National Headquarters: A coronet composed of maple leaves set alternately with horseshoes the points upward on a rim all Or;

Badge

For K Division (Edmonton): A pronghorn antelope salient Or gorged with a collar of wild roses Gules

Badge

For L Division (Charlottetown): Three bars wavy couped ensigned by an oak tree fructed all Or;

Badge

For A Division (Ottawa): A sword and a key ward upward and outward in saltire ensigned by a maple leaf all Argent;

Badge

For B Division (St. John's): A caribou passant Or charged at the neck with a collar of linked crosses Gules;

Badge

For C Division (Montreal): A cross composed of four fleurs-de-lys base points all inward Argent;

Badge

For M Division (Whitehorse): A husky dog's head erased Argent within an orle of ten bezants;

Badge

For O Division (Toronto): A sprig of three maple leaves conjoined on one stem Or issuant from a trillium Argent seeded Or;

Badge

For D Division (Winnipeg): A bison passant Or;

Badge

For E Division (Vancouver): Two bars wavy couped ensigned by a demi-sun all Or;

Badge

For F Division (Regina): Three garbs in fess Or;

Badge

For The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Academy: Two sabres crossed in saltire ensigned by an antique lamp all Argent;

Badge

For The Equitation Section: Two lances in saltire flying pennons ensigned by a horse's head couped all Or;

Badge

For G Division (Yellowknife): A polar bear passant Argent;

Badge

For H Division (Halifax): A lion rampant Argent armed and langued Azure and gorged with a collar affixed thereto a saltire cross also Azure;

Badge

For J Division (Fredericton): A lymphad Or sail Argent charged with a purple violet Azure flags Argent;


Symbolism

In general, the symbolism of emblems prior to 2000 does not exist in an appropriate format for the online Register.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on August 10, 1991, in Volume 125, page 2568 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Joan Bouwmeester

Calligrapher
Joan Bouwmeester


Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Federal Agency

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