The Nova Scotia Highlanders

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Truro, Nova Scotia
Approval of a Queen’s Colour
August 20, 2021
Vol. VIII, p. 4

Flag of The Nova Scotia Highlanders
Flag of The Nova Scotia Highlanders
 
Flag of The Nova Scotia Highlanders

Flag of The Nova Scotia Highlanders

Blazon

Gules on a Canadian pale Argent a maple leaf charged with an annulus Gules edged, charged in base with a thistle, inscribed THE NOVA SCOTIA HIGHLANDERS in letters Or, and ensigned with the Royal Crown proper;

Symbolism

As an infantry regiment, The Nova Scotia Highlanders uses as its Queen’s Colour the National Flag of Canada with the addition of an annulus bearing its name and the Royal Crown. The thistle refers to the Scottish heritage of the regiment.

 

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 Nova Scotia HighlandersLetters Patent approving the Heraldic Emblems of The Nova Scotia Highlanders

Additional Information

Creator(s)

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

Painter

Robert Grey

Calligrapher

Doris Wionzek

Recipient Type

Military Institution