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Royal Canadian Armoured Corps (RCAC), badge (Armour branch insignia) Royal Canadian Armoured Corps (RCAC), badge (Armour branch insignia)

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.>

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Canadian Forces 12e Régiment blindé du Canada, regimental badge (insignia) Canadian Forces 12e Régiment blindé du Canada, regimental badge (insignia)

(12th Armoured Regiment of Canada)

Blazon: Gules the number 12e Or within an annulus Azure edged and inscribed ADSUM and REGIMENT BLINDE in letters Or, ensigned by the Royal Crown proper and flanked by two maple branches Or surmounted in base with a beaver on a log proper.

Motto: ADSUM;

Symbolism: The maple leaves and the beaver represent service to Canada, and the Crown, service to the Sovereign. The ordinal number 12 and the words “REGIMENT BLINDE” are a form of the regimental title and “ADSUM” is the motto of the regiment. The number 12 also represents the 12th Armoured Regiment (Three Rivers Regiment) of the Second World War.
Motto: Meaning “Present”.

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Canadian Forces 12th Manitoba Dragoons, regimental badge (insignia) Canadian Forces 12th Manitoba Dragoons, regimental badge (insignia)

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.

Symbolism: 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.

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Canadian Forces 14th Canadian Hussars, regimental badge (insignia) Canadian Forces 14th Canadian Hussars, regimental badge (insignia)

A bucking horse Or above a scroll Argent edged Or inscribed FREE & FEARLESS in letters Sable, set on a like scroll inscribed 14TH CANADIAN HUSSARS;

Motto: FREE AND FEARLESS;

Symbolism: The horse is a symbol of the ranching country in which the regiment was raised. “14TH CANADIAN HUSSARS” is the regimental title and “FREE & FEARLESS” is the motto of the regiment.

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Canadian Forces 19th Alberta Dragoons, regimental badge (insignia) Canadian Forces 19th Alberta Dragoons, regimental badge (insignia)

A horse statant Or on a grassy mound Vert above the number 19 Or all on a scroll Vert edged and inscribed ALBERTA DRAGOONS in letters Or.

Symbolism: The horse represents the unit’s origins as a mounted rifle regiment. The mound on which it stands symbolizes the prairie setting of the unit’s home base of Edmonton. “ALBERTA DRAGOONS” and the number “19” are a form of the regimental title.

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Canadian Forces 1st Hussars, regimental badge (insignia) Canadian Forces 1st Hussars, regimental badge (insignia)

A scroll Azure inscribed HUSSARS surmounting the word FIRST with R and S interlaced Argent ensigned by a coronet treflé Or issuant therefrom a horse forcene Argent crined Sable, the word flanked by two branches of maple Or conjoined in saltire beneath and surmounted in base by a scroll Azure lined Or inscribed HODIE NON CRAS, all set upon a like scroll inscribed CANADA, all inscriptions in letters Or.

Motto: HODIE NON CRAS; Symbolism: The maple leaves and the word “CANADA” represent service to Canada. The horse represents the regiment’s cavalry origins and the ducal coronet service to the Sovereign. “FIRST HUSSARS” is a form of the regimental title and “HODIE NON CRAS” is the motto of the regiment.
Motto: Meaning “Today not tomorrow”.

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Canadian Forces 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards, regimental badge (insignia) Canadian Forces 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards, regimental badge (insignia)

The coronet of a marquess proper enfiled by a monogram composed of two “Ls” intertwined Argent, above the number “IV” in Roman numerals Or resting on a scroll Azure edged and inscribed PRINCESS LOUISE DRAGOON GUARDS in letters Or, the whole surmounted by the coronet of a daughter of the Sovereign proper.

Motto: PRO ARIS ET FOCIS;

Symbolism: The coronets and intertwined Ls refer to the Regiment’s namesake, Princess Louise (1848-1939), daughter of Queen Victoria, and her husband the Marquess of Lorne (1845-1914), Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883. The number “IV” recalls the name of the regiment. In 1936, the 4th Hussars of Canada were amalgamated with the Princess Louise Dragoon Guards and redesignated 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards.

Motto: Meaning “For our altars and our homes”.

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Canadian Forces 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise`s), regimental badge (insignia) Canadian Forces 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise`s), regimental badge (insignia)

Or the number “VIII” in Roman numerals Argent within a knotted surcingle Azure edged and inscribed CANADIAN HUSSARS - PRINCESS LOUISE’S in letters Or, ensigned by the coronet of the younger child of the Sovereign also Or, the whole set upon a scroll Gules edged and inscribed REGI PATRIAEQUE FIDELIS in letters Or.

Motto: REGI PATRIAEQUE FIDELIS;

Symbolism: The coronet of Her Royal Highness the Princess Louise represents service to the Crown and the relationship between Her Royal Highness and the regiment. The surcingle represents the cavalry nature of the regiment. The number “VIII” and the words “CANADIAN HUSSARS (PRINCESS LOUISE’S)” are a form of the regimental title and “REGI PATRIAEQUE FIDELIS” is the motto of the regiment.
Motto: Meaning “Faithful to king and country”.

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Canadian Forces The British Columbia Dragoons (BCD), regimental badge (insignia) Canadian Forces The British Columbia Dragoons (BCD), regimental badge (insignia)

Azure a maple leaf in autumnal tints proper within an annulus Vert edged and inscribed THE BRITISH COLUMBIA DRAGOONS in letters Or, enfiled in base by a scroll Vert edged and inscribed QUANSEM ILEP in letters Argent, the whole ensigned by the Royal Crown proper and flanked on both sides by maple leaves in autumnal tints proper.

Motto: QUANSEM ILEP;

Symbolism: The maple leaves represent service to Canada and also commemorate the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifle Battalion and the 11th Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles, CEF. The Crown represents service to the Sovereign. “THE BRITISH COLUMBIA DRAGOONS” is the regimental title, and “QUANSEM ILEP” is the motto of the regiment.
Motto: Meaning “Always first”.

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Canadian Forces The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught`s Own), regimental badge (insignia) Canadian Forces The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught`s Own), regimental badge (insignia)

On a maple leaf Vert resting upon a scroll Argent inscribed FRANCE FLANDERS 1915-18, two scrolls conjoined in pale Or inscribed BRITISH COLUMBIA, all above a bugle horn Argent and within a wreath of laurel Vert ensigned by the coronet of a younger son of the Sovereign proper, environed with a battle honour scroll Argent inscribed dexter VIMY 1917, SOMME 1916, FESTUBERT 1915, HINDENBURG LINE and sinister AMIENS, CANAL DU NORD, PASSCHENDAELE, DROCOURT-QUÉANT, the wreath surmounted below the coronet by two battle scrolls conjoined in pale Argent and inscribed SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1900 and YPRES 1915-17 and in base by a scroll Argent inscribed DUKE OF CONNAUGHT’S OWN RIFLES, all inscriptions in letters Sable.

Motto: FAUGH A BALLAGH;

Symbolism: The coronet of His Royal Highness Prince Arthur represents the tie between the Duke of Connaught and the original regiment. The maple leaf and scrolls represent the perpetuation of the 7th Canadian Infantry Battalion, CEF. The bugle, laurel wreath and the inscription “DUKE OF CONNAUGHT’S OWN RIFLES” reflect the unit’s role as a rifle regiment from 1900 to 1920 and from 1930 to 1946. The battle honours represent the honours awarded to the regiment and its perpetuated units.
Motto: Meaning “Clear the way”.

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Canadian Forces The Fort Garry Horse, regimental badge (insignia) Canadian Forces The Fort Garry Horse, regimental badge (insignia)

On a maple leaf Or the portal gate of Fort Garry proper above a scroll Azure edged and inscribed FORT GARRY HORSE in letters Argent.

Motto: FACTA NON VERBA;

Symbolism: The maple leaf represents service to Canada. The Fort Garry Gate of the former Hudson Bay’s Company fort represents the City of Winnipeg. “FORT GARRY HORSE” is a form of the regimental title.

Motto: Meaning “Deeds not words”.

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Canadian Forces The Governor General`s Horse Guards, regimental badge (insignia) Canadian Forces The Governor General`s Horse Guards, regimental badge (insignia)

Gules a unicorn rampant Argent armed, crined, unguled and gorged with a coronet composed of crosses patée and fleurs-de-lis a chain affixed thereto reflexed all Or within the Garter bearing the motto HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE ensigned by the Royal Crown all proper and set upon a scroll Azure edged and inscribed NULLI SECUNDUS in letters Or.

Motto: NULLI SECUNDUS;

Symbolism: The Crown represents service to the Sovereign. The Garter is taken from the badge of The Governor General’s Body Guard. The unicorn, coronet and chain are from the badge of The Mississauga Horse, and, originally, they were taken from the unicorn supporter of the Royal Arms.
Motto: Meaning “Second to none”.

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Canadian Forces The Halifax Rifles, regimental badge (insignia) Canadian Forces The Halifax Rifles, regimental badge (insignia)

On an eight pointed star Argent a hunting horn Or embellished Gules encircling a maple leaf Vert inscribed with the word CANADA in letters Or, the horn pendent from cords Sable enfiling a motto scroll Vert edged and inscribed CEDE NULLIS in letters Or below a like scroll inscribed THE HALIFAX RIFLES and ensigned by the Royal Crown proper;

Motto: CEDE NULLIS;

Symbolism: The star is of a type favoured by Canadian regiments in Victorian times. The maple leaf represents service to Canada, and the Crown, service to the Sovereign. The regiment's rifle heritage and their regimental march, the "Huntsmen's Chorus" is symbolized by the horn. Both green and black are important colours used in rifle regiment uniforms. "THE HALIFAX RIFLES" is a form of the regimental title and "CEDE NULLIS" is the motto of the regiment.
Motto: Meaning "Yield to none".

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Canadian Forces The King`s Own Calgary Regiment (KOCR), regimental badge (insignia) Canadian Forces The King`s Own Calgary Regiment (KOCR), regimental badge (insignia)

On a shield Argent a cross Gules surmounted by a maple leaf in autumnal tints charged with a bison statant on a mound, on a chief the local landscape at sunset all proper, the shield ensigned by the Royal Crown, supported dexter by a horse, sinister by a steer, adorned beneath with a rose between shamrocks and thistles all proper, the whole set upon three scrolls Or, the upper one inscribed with the motto ONWARD and the two below inscribed KING’S OWN CALGARY REGIMENT in letters Azure.

Motto: ONWARD;

Symbolism: The Crown represents service to the Sovereign. The badge incorporates the shield, the horse, the steer and the roses, thistles and shamrocks as adopted by the City of Calgary in 1902. “KING’S OWN CALGARY REGIMENT” is a form of the regimental title, and “ONWARD” is the motto of the regiment.

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Canadian Forces The Ontario Regiment, regimental badge (insignia) Canadian Forces The Ontario Regiment, regimental badge (insignia)

Gules on a bar a cat statant guardant irate Or, the whole within an annulus Gules fimbriated and inscribed with the motto FIDELIS ET PARATUS in letters Or and surmounted at the base by a bezant fimbriated and charged with a fillet saltire Sable the base quarter removed, and beneath the annulus a scroll Or with the words ONTARIO REGIMENT inscribed in letters Sable, and above, encircling the annulus, a wreath of nine maple leaves autumnally coloured, the centre one in chief ensigned by the Royal Crown proper;

Motto: FIDELIS ET PARATUS;

Symbolism: The badge is based, in part, on the cat from the Clan MacGillivray familial crest, a member of which commanded the regiment in the early 1900s. After the First World War, the cat was designed into a fierce or fighting pose echoing the experience of the regiment's members in the war. The maple leaves, nine in total, reflect the nine provinces that contributed soldiers to the First World War battalions which the regiment perpetuates. The three quarters of a disc in the base of the badge represents the old regimental Militia number "34". "ONTARIO REGIMENT" is a form of the regimental title and "FIDELIS ET PARATUS" is the motto of the regiment.
Motto: Meaning "Faithful and Ready".

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Canadian Forces The Prince Edward Island Regiment, regimental badge (insignia) Canadian Forces The Prince Edward Island Regiment, regimental badge (insignia)

Azure the number “XVII” in Roman numerals conjoined above and below to two barrulets Or, issuant in chief a sprig of three autumn maple leaves, and in base on an grassy island an oak tree, to the dexter thereof three oak saplings all proper, the whole within an annulus Or edged and inscribed THE PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND REGIMENT in letters Sable, ensigned by the Royal Crown proper and set upon a scroll Or lined Azure, edged and inscribed PARVA SUB INGENTI in letters Sable.

Motto: PARVA SUB INGENTI;

Symbolism: The maple leaves represent service to Canada, and the Crown, service to the Sovereign. The three small oak trees represent the three counties of Prince Edward Island, while the larger tree represents Canada. The three dots on the annulus represent A, B and C Squadrons of the regiment as it existed in 1946. The number “XVII” represents the 17th Reconnaissance Regiment. “THE PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND REGIMENT” is a form of the regimental title and “PARVA SUB INGENTI” is the motto of the regiment and of the Province.
Motto: Meaning “The small under the protection of the great”.

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Canadian Forces The Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment), regiment badge (insignia) Canadian Forces The Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment), regiment badge (insignia)

On an escutcheon Argent the inscription QUEEN’S RANGERS 1ST AMER.NS Argent fimbriated Sable, the shield ensigned by the Royal Crown and within a wreath of roses, thistles and shamrocks proper.

Motto: PRISTINAE VIRTUTIS MEMORES;

Symbolism: The Crown represents service to the Sovereign. The shield and the words “QUEEN’S RANGERS 1ST AMERNS.” are in memory of the Loyalist military unit formed during the American Revolutionary War. The roses, thistles and shamrocks represent the English, Scottish and Irish composition of the Queen’s Rangers.
Motto: Meaning “Mindful of our ancient valour”.

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Canadian Forces The Royal Canadian Hussars (Montreal), regimental badge (insignia) Canadian Forces The Royal Canadian Hussars (Montreal), regimental badge (insignia)

A rose Argent barbed Vert seeded Or upon a scroll Azure lined Argent edged and inscribed ROYAL CANADIAN HUSSARS in letters Or all below two swords in saltire points upwards Argent hilted Or surmounted by an eagle displayed Sable armed and langued Gules dimidiated with a sinister arm embowed vested Argent the hand proper holding a dagger palewise Argent hilted Or.

Motto: NON NOBIS SED PATRIAE;

Symbolism: The eagle, sleeved arm with the dagger and the crossed cavalry swords came from the badge of the 6th Duke of Connaught’s Royal Canadian Hussars where, originally, the eagle and arm came from the arms of the Irish province of Connaught and the swords represented the cavalry role of the unit. The white rose came from the badge of the 17th Duke of York’s Royal Canadian Hussars. It was originally the badge of the Royal House of York. “ROYAL CANADIAN HUSSARS” is a form of the regimental title.
Motto: Meaning “Not for ourselves but for our country”.

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Canadian Forces The Saskatchewan Dragoons, regimental badge (insignia) Canadian Forces The Saskatchewan Dragoons, regimental badge (insignia)

The Arms of the Province of Saskatchewan (Vert three garbs in fess Or, on a chief Or a lion passant guardant Gules) ensigned by the Royal Crown proper, supported on either side by the Roman numeral “X” Argent, all above a scroll Or inscribed ESPRIT D’INITIATIVE in letters Sable.

Motto: ESPRIT D’INITIATIVE;

Symbolism: The Crown represents service to the Sovereign. The arms of the Province of Saskatchewan represent the geographical basis of the regiment. The number “XX” represents the regiment’s heritage as the 20th Saskatchewan Armoured Regiment, and “ESPRIT D’INITIATIVE” is the motto of the regiment.
Motto: Meaning “Spirit of initiative”.

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Canadian Forces The Sherbrooke Hussars, regimental badge (insignia) Canadian Forces The Sherbrooke Hussars, regimental badge (insignia)

Quarterly first and fourth Gules a horse’s head Argent upon a wreath Argent and Azure, second Argent a Cornish chough proper, third Sable a sinister arm embowed the hand grasping a kukri Or, all within an annulus Gules edged and inscribed SHERBROOKE HUSSARS in letters Or, ensigned by the Royal Crown and encircled by a wreath of autumn maple leaves proper surmounted in base by a beaver upon a log Or, set above a scroll Sable edged and inscribed IN HOC SIGNO STABILITAS in letters Or.

Motto: IN HOC SIGNO STABILITAS;

Symbolism: The maple leaves and the beaver represent service to Canada, and the Crown, service to the Sovereign. The two horse heads represent the cavalry lineage of The Sherbrooke Regiment and the 7th/11th Hussars, the chough (bird) was taken from the coat of arms of the Aylmer family and represents the 11th Hussars, and the left arm and Kukri represent the image of an arm with a cavalry sabre formerly depicted in the badge of the 7th Hussars. “SHERBROOKE HUSSARS” is a form of the regimental title and “IN HOC SIGNO STABILITAS” is the motto of the regiment.
Motto: Meaning “Steadfast by this sign”.

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Canadian Forces The South Alberta Light Horse (SALH), regimental badge (insignia) Canadian Forces The South Alberta Light Horse (SALH), regimental badge (insignia)

Upon a scroll Azure edged and inscribed SEMPER ALACER in letters Or, a stag’s head caboshed Argent, the antlers joined by two bars bearing the initials SALH Or, all below a plaque Azure edged and inscribed CANADA in letters Or and ensigned by the Royal Crown proper.

Motto: SEMPER ALACER;

Symbolism: The word “CANADA” represents service to Canada, and the Crown, service to the Sovereign. The stag’s head alludes to the pronghorn stag in the badge of the 15th Light Horse. “SALH” is an abbreviation of a form of the regimental title, and “SEMPER ALACER” is the motto of the Regiment.
Motto: Meaning “Always brisk”.

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Canadian Forces The Windsor Regiment , regimental badge (insignia) Canadian Forces The Windsor Regiment , regimental badge (insignia)

Two carbines in saltire muzzles upwards triggers inwards proper, surmounted by a tank Argent ensigned by the Royal Crown proper, on a scroll spanning from one carbine’s stock to the other Azure edged and inscribed THE WINDSOR REGIMENT in letters Or.

Motto: SEMPER PARATUS;

Symbolism: The Crown represents service to the Sovereign. The tank represents the regiment’s origins as an infantry tank unit. The crossed carbines are taken from the badge of the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales’s Dragoon Guards) (now The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys)) and represent the regiment’s alliance with that unit. “THE WINDSOR REGIMENT” is a form of the regimental title.
Motto: Meaning “Always prepared”.

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