The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
Heraldry Today

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Canadian Army

Ottawa, Ontario
Confirmation of a Badge
November 15, 2011
Vol. VI, p. 77

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Blazon

Badge

Two Crusader’s swords in saltire Argent hilts and pommels Or surmounted by a maple leaf Gules;

Motto

VIGILAMUS PRO TE;


Symbolism

Badge

The Crusader’s swords symbolize the military heritage of the Canadian Army, while the maple leaf represents loyalty to Canada.

Motto

This Latin phrase means "We stand on guard for thee".


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 24, 2012, in Volume 146, page 749 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Not available

Painter
* Not available / Non disponible

Calligrapher
* Not applicable / Sans objet


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military

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The recipient's emblems were originally approved in the name of Land Force Command in the Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada, Volume III, page 400, 1 March 1998. A badge was subsequently approved for this recipient in Volume VI, page 212.