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2nd Canadian Division Training Centre

Courcelette, Quebec
Approval of a Badge
May 15, 2018
Vol. VII, p. 71

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Azure on a fleur-de-lis Or an open book Argent bound Or surmounting two swords in saltire Argent hilts and pommels Or, all within the Colleges and Schools Badge Frame (Two torches enflamed, in base a sprig of three maple leaves surmounted by a scroll Or inscribed with the Motto in letters Sable, in chief the Royal Crown proper);





Blue is the colour of the 2nd Canadian Division. The open book represents training and the pursuit of knowledge. The crossed swords are a reference to the Canadian Army. The fleur-de-lis represents the province of Quebec, and its gold colour alludes to the maple leaf found on the flag of the 2nd Canadian Division. This badge follows the design of the badge of the Land Force Quebec Area Training Centre, the previous name of the unit.


These French words mean “Learn, study, excel.”


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 17, 2018, in Volume 152, page 3858 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of the Department of National Defence, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Melissa Aberin

Kathy Feig

Recipient Information

Military Institution