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Canadian Navy HMCS Calgary (FFH-335), frigate badge (crest) Canadian Navy HMCS Calgary (FFH-335), frigate badge (crest)

BLAZON:
Or, a bend wavy azure charged with a like bendlet argent. In front across the centre of a bow stringed fess-wise, and arrow point upwards in pale, both sable.

SIGNIFICANCE:
The gold is representative of the fertile grain fields of the "bend wavy" indicative of the Bow River which flows through Calgary. The bow is an acknowledgement of the Natives of the area.

MOTTO:
HMCS Calgary's motto is "ONWARD."

SHIP's COLOURS:
Gold and Blue

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Canadian Navy HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339), frigate badge (crest) Canadian Navy HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339), frigate badge (crest)

Argent on a square Vert joined at each corner with a similar square Vert a representation of the coronation crown of Queen Charlotte Sophia of England proper.

Significance: The central device of the badge is the arms of the City of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. In the design of Captain Samuel Holland, Royal Navy, for the City of Charlottetown, there is one major central square, Queen's, surrounded by four minor squares. At the heart of the badge is a stylized representation of these squares. The coronation crown of Queen Charlotte Sophia, wife of George III, honours both the city's namesake and underlines the importance of the city as the provincial capital and residence of the Sovereign's representative, the Lieutenant-Governor.

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Canadian Navy HMCS Halifax (FFH-335), frigate badge (crest) Canadian Navy HMCS Halifax (FFH-335), frigate badge (crest)

DESCRIPTION – Argent a kingfisher holding a trident in bend points upward Or.

SIGNIFICANCE – In honour of the City of Halifax, The ship’s badges incorporates the principle feature of the city’s flag, a kingfisher. The kingfisher is holding the trident of Neptune, who was considered in Greek mythology to be Lord of all the seas. Indirectly, this conveys the navy’s service on the seven seas and willingness to serve beyond the equator.

MOTTO – SIOR GAISGEIL (Ever Brave)

COLOURS – White and Blue

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Canadian Navy HMCS Montreal (FFH 336), frigate badge (crest) Canadian Navy HMCS Montreal (FFH 336), frigate badge (crest)

Azure per pile transposed Argent above two bars wavy in base Azure a coronet of fleur-de-lis andmaple leaves Azure fimbriated Argent.

Significance: The ship is named after the city of Montreal. The badge depicts a stylized mountain bordering a river, and superimposed upon themountain, a coronet of fleur-delis and maple leaves. The river represents the St. Lawrence River; the mountain, Mount Royal, in the midst of the city. The coronet indicates the mountain's royal name and is composed of fleur-de-lis and maple leaves, the former in recognition of the city's role as the leading metropolis of the province, and the maple leaves of the ship's status as a Canadian ship of war. The white and blue colours on the badge are those of the flag of the Province of Quebec.

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Canadian Navy HMCS Ottawa (FFH 341), frigate badge (crest) Canadian Navy HMCS Ottawa (FFH 341), frigate badge (crest)

Gules a bend wavy Argent charged with two cotises wavy Azure over all a beaver Or the sinister forepaw resting on a log of silver birch proper.

Significance: The design is derived from the unofficial pre-war and war-time badge of Ottawa, a beaver on a log of wood. The white and blue wavy bend represents the Ottawa River after which the ship is named. The red field is intended to refer to those Outaouais or Ottawans who travelled this river and from whom the name was derived.

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Canadian Navy HMCS Regina (FFH 334), frigate badge (crest) Canadian Navy HMCS Regina (FFH 334), frigate badge (crest)

Purpure a crown jewelled Or.

Significance: The stylized crown is the symbol emblem of the city of Regina. The city uses royal purple and old gold as its colours.

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Canadian Navy HMCS St. John`s (FFH 340), frigate badge (crest) Canadian Navy HMCS St. John`s (FFH 340), frigate badge (crest)

Gules issuant from a mural crown Or a rocky mount Sable thereon a lion passant Or langued and armed Azure.

Significance: The lion depicts St John's status as the provincial capital and seat of the Lieutenant-Governor. The mural crown is commonly found in the arms of fortified cities, and makes particular reference to the Battery. The rocky mount upon which the lion stands refers to the "Rock" of Newfoundland and to the dominant topography of the capital region. The badge's field, like that of both the provincial and civic arms of St. John's, is red.

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Canadian Navy HMCS Vancouver (FFH 331), frigate badge (crest) Canadian Navy HMCS Vancouver (FFH 331), frigate badge (crest)

Argent on a chief Azure three maple leaves Or and upon a base of three bars wavy Azure a ship in full sail proper.

Significance: The central device a ship in full sail represents Captain George Vancouver's ship and perpetuates the unofficial badge of Vancouver (1st).

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Canadian Navy HMCS Ville de Quebec (FFH 332), frigate badge (crest) Canadian Navy HMCS Ville de Quebec (FFH 332), frigate badge (crest)

Azure on a base three bars wavy Argent an ancient ship Or.

Significance: The central device is derived from the Coat of Arms of the City of Quebec. The ship represents the founding of Quebec in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain and the subsequent establishment of Quebec as an important port.

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Canadian Navy HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338), frigate badge (crest) Canadian Navy HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338), frigate badge (crest)

Azure a bison passant Or.

Significance: The badge design is derived from the civic devices of the Winnipeg, a crest above a shield. The shield displays three wheat sheaves, over which is a "chief showing a locomotive engine." Above the shield, or crest, is a bison. In the ship's badge, the colours gold and blue have been used, and in support of this, one may refer to those used by the Winnipeg Football Club, the "Blue Bombers" whose members wear these colours. They are good fighting colours on the "Gridiron" so therefore should appeal to Winnipegers on the high seas.

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