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