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Regional Cadet Support Unit (Northwest)

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Approval of a Badge
August 15, 2014
Vol. VI, p. 432

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Blazon

Badge

Per fess Argent and Gules a pale counterchanged, overall a raven volant Sable holding in its beak a key Or, the whole encircled by an annulus Azure edged and inscribed REGIONAL CADET SUPPORT UNIT (NORTHWEST) • UNITÉ RÉGIONALE DE SOUTIEN AUX CADETS (NORD-OUEST) in letters Or;

Motto

SUBSIDIUM FUTURIS DUCIBUS;


Symbolism

Badge

White and red are the colours of Canada. The six segments and their position represent the three territories (Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut) and the three provinces (Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba) served by the Regional Cadet Support Unit (Northwest). In First Nations mythology, the raven is a guardian of knowledge and a cunning creature, thus symbolizing that the unit focuses on youth development and leadership. As a shapeshifter, it also alludes to the transition from childhood to adulthood that the cadets go through during their training. The key is a symbol of knowledge.

Motto

This Latin phrase means “A support for future leaders”.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 14, 2015, in Volume 149, page 505 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Manon Labelle, Miramichi Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Robert Grey

Calligrapher
Doris Wionzek


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military