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  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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The Winnipeg Grenadiers

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Approval of a Badge
January 15, 2004
Vol. IV, p. 365

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Blazon

Badge

A grenade Sable enflamed Gules and Argent;


Symbolism

Badge

The grenade is a historic symbol shared with a number of British regiments. It represents the ordnance used in the campaigns for which the regiment is famous, and it is also symbolic of the power of the Grenadiers as a fighting force. Red and white are the official colours of the regiment and of Canada.


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)
Colour version of the historic badge by Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, and Cathy Sabourin, Fraser Herald, assisted by the Heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority

Painter
Robert Grey

Calligrapher
Suzzann Wright


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military