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

Ottawa, Ontario
Approval of a Badge
September 15, 2016
Vol. VI, p. 636

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Two swords in saltire Argent hilts and pommels Or surmounted by three maple leaves conjoined on one stem Gules, the whole ensigned by the Royal Crown proper;



The crossed swords symbolize the military history of the Canadian Army. They also indicate that the members of the Canadian Army work as a team in the defence of Canada. The three maple leaves conjoined on one stem, taken from the Royal Arms of Canada, represent service to the Sovereign and to Canada, as well as the heritage of the Canadian Army. The Royal Crown signifies service to the Sovereign.


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on January 1, 1900, in Volume 0, page 0 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of the Canadian Army, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

David Farrar

Shirley Mangione

Recipient Information

Military Institution

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