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

Oromocto, New Brunswick
Confirmation of the blazon of a Badge
October 4, 2004
Vol. IV, p. 440

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A dexter hand in armour Argent charged with a maple leaf Gules above a billet fesswise Sable edged and inscribed CANADA in letters Or, the whole set on a double-headed arrows forming two concentric circles Or and ensigned by the Royal Crown proper.



The concentric circles symbolize the pincer operations of armoured forces. The mailed gauntlet symbolizes armour.


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 12, 2005, in Volume 139, page 691 of the Canada Gazette.

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Military Institution