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  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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Canadian Forces Medical Services

Ottawa, Ontario
Confirmation of the blazon of a Flag and Badge
December 20, 2012
Vol. VI, p. 199

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Blazon

Badge

An oval Gules edged and charged with a rod of Aesculapius, all within a wreath of maple leaves Or and ensigned by the Royal Crown proper;

Motto

MILITI SUCCURRIMUS;

Flag

Per bend sinister Gules and Vert in the canton the badge of the Canadian Forces Medical Service proper;


Symbolism

Badge

The deep red colour represents blood, and the rod of Aesculapius signifies that this is a medical organization.

Motto

This Latin phrase means “We hasten to aid the soldiers”.

Flag

The colours of red and green represent blood and health.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 30, 2013, in Volume 147, page 2705 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

The badge was originally approved in March 1969 and the flag on 8 March 1976.