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Medecine Hat, Alberta
Grant of a Badge
October 15, 2021
Vol. VIII, p. 35
Badge of The Royal United Services Institute of Medicine Hat
An oval Gules charged with a street lantern Or enflamed Bleu Céleste all within a ring Azure edged Argent inscribed ROYAL UNITED SERVICES INSTITUTE and MEDICINE HAT in letters Argent separated by two wild roses, the whole ensigned by the Royal Crown proper and environed by maple leaves Or issuant from a scroll Azure edged and inscribed with the Motto in letters Argent;
The colours are associated with the bodies in which the Institute’s members have served: red for the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, dark blue for the Royal Canadian Navy and sky-blue for the Royal Canadian Air Force. The gas lantern represents Medicine Hat, where, in the 1880s, an abundance of natural gas was discovered. The maple leaves allude to Canada. The wild roses are the provincial flower of Alberta. The Royal Crown indicates that the Institute has been granted Royal designation by The Queen.
This Latin phrase means “That we may be of service.”