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  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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12th Manitoba Dragoons

Brandon, Manitoba
Confirmation of the blazon of a Badge
October 4, 2004
Vol. IV, p. 486

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A bison Or preparing to charge across a plain Vert set with the Roman numeral XII Argent all above a scroll Gules edged and inscribed MANITOBA DRAGOONS in letters Argent.



The bison is a symbol of Manitoba and the regimental tradition has it charging across the plain ready for combat. The Roman numeral “XII” and the words “MANITOBA DRAGOONS” are a form of the regimental title.


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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Recipient Information

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The recipient's emblems have been originally recorded on 1 June 2002 in Volume IV, page 233 of the Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada.