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Canadian Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC)


Canadian Fleet Pacific (CANFLTPAC), badge (insignia)
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Canadian Fleet Pacific (CANFLTPAC), badge (insignia)

Canadian Maritime Forces Pacific, badge (insignia)
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Canadian Maritime Forces Pacific, badge (insignia)

Per fess Vert and barry wavy Argent and Azure, overall a plate charged with a cross Gules, a chief dancetty Bleu Celeste sustained by a fillet Argent;

Motto: "READY AYE READY"

Symbolism
The badge is loosely based that of the former Commander Canadian Fleet (now serving as the MARLANT badge). The centre disc shows the cross of St. George, which was employed in the Royal Canadian Navy on flag officers' flags. It thus denotes command over the area. The alternating wavy bands of blue and white symbolize Pacific coastal waters, and rising above them are the green coastal mountains, their upper edges touched with snow. Above the mountains is the sky, in light blue.

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Canadian Navy 4th Maritime Operations Group, badge (insignia) Canadian Navy 4th Maritime Operations Group, badge (insignia)

Barry wavy Argent and Azure a trident head Gules issuant from the base;

Motto: TAKEN AT THE FLOOD;

Symbolism: The badge signifies the Group's responsibility to use naval forces to defend Canada's West Coast.

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Canadian Fleet Diving Unit (Pacific), badge (insignia)
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Canadian Fleet Diving Unit (Pacific), badge (insignia)

Canadian Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Breton, badge (insignia) Canadian Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Breton, badge (insignia)

Azure on a gear wheel Or three thistle heads proper in pall between three ermine spots Sable in pall reversed;

Motto: WE SERVE THE FLEET;

Symbolism: The design is based on the badge of H.MC.S. Cape Breton. The gear wheel, which has been changed from white to gold, refers to the machinery of the engineering branch. The ermine sports are from the arms of Brittany, from which Cape Breton takes its name, and the thistles symbolize the Scottish heritage of Cape Breton.

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Canadian Navy Acoustic Data Analysis Centre (Pacific) (ADAC (P)), badge (insignia) Canadian Navy Acoustic Data Analysis Centre (Pacific) (ADAC (P)), badge (insignia)

Bleu Celeste an owl stooping Or, a base barry wavy Argent and Azure;

Symbolism: The background is sky blue and at its base are wavy bands coloured alternately in white and blue. Above the waves is an owl in flight, coloured gold, with wings outstretched and talons extended as if approaching its prey. The two shades of blue represent the two parts of the Forces served by the Centre, the Air Force and the Navy. The waves at the base represent the Centre's location on the Pacific. Long recognized as a creature that carefully watches over its domain with very accurate sight and hearing over great distances, the owl symbolizes the Centre's responsibility to extract the best aspects of acoustic intelligence from all acoustically-derived information. The owl also has often been associated with wisdom and therefore reflects an important part of the Centre's mandate, training.

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