Canadian Armed Forces

The contents of this Register are intended for research purposes only. The heraldic emblems found in the Register may not be reproduced in any form or in any media without the written consent of the Canadian Heraldic Authority and/or the recipient.

Ottawa, Ontario
Registration of a Badge
February 15, 2021
Vol. VII, p. 1

Badge of the Canadian Armed Forces
Badge of the Canadian Armed Forces
Badge of the Canadian Armed Forces

Badge of the Canadian Armed Forces


A fouled anchor Or, two swords in saltire Argent hilts and pommels Or, and an eagle volant affronty head to the sinister Or all surmounting an oval Azure edged Or environed by a wreath of maple leaves Gules and ensigned by the Royal Crown proper;


The anchor is the symbol for the Royal Canadian Navy. The crossed swords represent the Canadian Army, with an emphasis on their teamwork. The eagle is emblematic of the Royal Canadian Air Force. The Royal Crown symbolizes service to the Sovereign. The wreath of maple leaves embodies the collaborative defence of Canada by the three elements of the Canadian Armed Forces.



Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the letters patent was made on December 11, 2021 in Volume 155, page 5667 of the Canada Gazette.

Letters patent registering the heraldic emblems of the Canadian Armed Forces

Additional Information


Original concept of the Department of National Defence.


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Recipient Type

Military Institution