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Canadian Forces Medical Services
Confirmation of the blazon of a Flag and Badge
December 20, 2012
Vol. VI, p. 199
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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;
Per bend sinister Gules and Vert in the canton the badge of the Canadian Forces Medical Service proper;
The deep red colour represents blood, and the rod of Aesculapius signifies that this is a medical organization.
This Latin phrase means “We hasten to aid the soldiers”.
The colours of red and green represent blood and health.
Canada Gazette Information
The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 30, 2013, in Volume 147, page 2705 of the Canada Gazette.
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The badge was originally approved in March 1969 and the flag on 8 March 1976. See also the heraldic emblems approved under the names Royal Canadian Medical Service (Vol. VI, p. 264) and Royal Canadian Medical Service of the Canadian Armed Forces (Vol. VII, p. 138).