The Fort Garry Horse

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Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Approval of a Guidon
August 20, 2021
Vol. VIII, p. 6

Flag of The Fort Garry Horse
Flag of The Fort Garry Horse
 
Flag of The Fort Garry Horse

Flag of The Fort Garry Horse

Blazon

On a guidon of two points Gules a torteau charged with the gate of Upper Fort Garry Argent and within an annulus Gules edged and inscribed THE FORT GARRY HORSE in letters Or ensigned by the Royal Crown and environed by two branches of autumnal maple leaves their stems in saltire proper bound by a ribbon surmounted by a scroll Or inscribed FACTA NON VERBA in letters Sable, the whole between in bend two horses forcene Argent each on a mount Vert and environed by scrollwork Or, in bend sinister two bezants each inscribed FGH in letters Or and environed by two branches of autumnal maple leaves proper bound in base by a ribbon, and in the flanks twelve scrolls Or inscribed in letters Sable those to the dexter with NORTH WEST CANADA, 1885; BATOCHE; SOMME, 1916, ’18; POZIÈRES; CAMBRAI, 1917, ’18; AMIENS; BEAUREVOIR; CARPIQUET; THE LAISON; ANTWERP-TURNHOUT CANAL; WOENSDRECHT; GRONINGEN; and those to the sinister with FISH CREEK; FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1916-18; BAZENTIN; FLERS-COURCELETTE; ST. QUENTIN; HINDENBURG LINE; NORMANDY LANDING; FALAISE ROAD; BOULOGNE, 1944; THE SCHELDT; THE HOCHWALD; AFGHANISTAN;

Symbolism

The towered gate of Upper Fort Garry, the former Hudson’s Bay Company fort in Winnipeg, is taken from the Badge of The Fort Garry Horse. The Latin phrase FACTA NON VERBA, meaning “Deeds not words,” is the regiment’s motto. The maple leaves and the Royal Crown represent service to Canada and the Sovereign. The scrolls contain battle honours awarded to the unit. The horse is the symbol of armoured regiments with a cavalry background. The yellow discs show the colour of the facings of the regiment’s uniforms and the initials FGH of its title.

 

Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the letters patent was made on December 11, 2021 in Volume 155, page 5669 of the Canada Gazette.

Letters patent approving the heraldic emblems of The Fort Garry HorseLetters patent approving the heraldic emblems of The Fort Garry Horse

Additional Information

Creator(s)

Original concept of the Department of National Defence, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter

Debra MacGarvie

Calligrapher

Doris Wionzek

Recipient Type

Military Institution