The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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Fourth Maritime Operations Group

Victoria, British Columbia
Approval of a Badge
August 1, 2000
Vol. IV, p. 164

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Blazon

Badge

Barry wavy Argent and Azure a trident head Gules issuant from the base;

Motto

TAKEN AT THE FLOOD;


Symbolism

Badge

The badge signifies the Group's responsibility to use naval forces to defend Canada's West Coast.

Motto

Not applicable


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 3, 2001, in Volume 135, page 4056 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of the Unit, assisted by the Heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority

Painter
Robert Grey

Calligrapher
Suzzann Wright


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military