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

Ottawa, Ontario
Approval of a Badge
May 15, 2018
Vol. VII, p. 74

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A maple leaf environed by stars Argent and issuant therefrom in base three plumes Gules surmounting a globe composed of lines of latitude and longitude Argent issuant in base, the whole ensigned by the Royal Crown proper, environed by a laurel wreath Gules and between two wings in fess, tips downwards Argent;



The maple leaf, plumes, globe and stars are used to represent an astronaut. The Royal Crown represents service to the Sovereign. Wings, the laurel wreath and the Royal Crown are common features of the flying and occupation badges of the Canadian Armed Forces.


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.

Wendy Quirt

Doris Wionzek

Recipient Information

Military Institution