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  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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Regional Cadet Support Unit (Northern)

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Approval of a Badge
September 1, 2003
Vol. IV, p. 317

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Blazon

Badge

Azure an inukshuk Argent encircled by an annulus Azure edged and inscribed REGIONAL CADET SUPPORT UNIT (NORTHERN) • UNITÉ RÉGIONALE DE SOUTIEN AUX CADETS (NORD) in letters Or;

Motto

AD FUTUROS DUCES EDUCANDOS;


Symbolism

Badge

The blue represents the waters of the Arctic Ocean that surround the three territories served by the unit. The inukshuk is a traditional signpost found across the northern landscape. In this badge, it also represents the direction and guidance given to cadets. The colours echo those of the Canadian Forces Northern Area badge in order to reflect both the area command and the region.

Motto

Meaning "Developing future leaders".


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 12, 2005, in Volume 139, page 690 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the Heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority

Painter
Robert Grey

Calligrapher
Judith Bainbridge


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military