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Halifax, Nova Scotia
Approval of a Guidon
August 20, 2021
Vol. VIII, p. 7
Flag of The Halifax Rifles (RCAC)
On a guidon of two points Gules a torteau charged with a hunting horn Argent within an annulus Gules edged and inscribed THE HALIFAX RIFLES 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 CEDE NULLIS in letters Sable, the whole between in bend two rams statant Argent each on a mount Vert and environed by scrollwork Or, in bend sinister two pellets each inscribed HR in letters Or and environed by two branches of autumnal maple leaves proper bound in base by a ribbon Or, and in the flanks ten scrolls Or inscribed in letters Sable those to the dexter with NORTH WEST CANADA, 1885; MOUNT SORREL; ARRAS, 1917, ’18; YPRES, 1917; HINDENBURG LINE; and those to the sinister with SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1900; SOMME, 1916; HILL 70; AMIENS; PURSUIT TO MONS;
The hunting horn is taken from the Badge of The Halifax Rifles and symbolizes the unit’s regimental march, the Huntsmen’s Chorus. The Latin phrase CEDE NULLIS, meaning “Yield to none,” 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 ram is the symbol of armoured regiments with no cavalry background. The black discs show the colour of the facings of the regiment’s uniforms and the initials HR of its title.