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Confirmation of a Badge
August 15, 2022
Vol. VIII, p. 107
Badge of the Royal Military College Saint-Jean
A torteau charged with an arm embowed vambraced and gauntleted proper holding a sprig of three maple leaves Or and issuant from a torse Argent and Azure, within an annulus Gules edged, charged with two fleurs-de-lis and inscribed COLLÈGE MILITAIRE ROYAL DE SAINT-JEAN and ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE SAINT-JEAN Or, ensigned by the Royal Crown proper, environed by two maple branches their stems Or bound by a ribbon Gules surmounted in base by a scroll Argent inscribed VÉRITÉ • DEVOIR • VAILLANCE and TRUTH • DUTY • VALOUR in letters Sable;
The arm in armour holding three maple leaves has been used as the emblem of Canada’s military colleges since the 19th century. With these colours, it was assigned as the crest of the Royal Military College Saint-Jean in 1994. The Royal Crown indicates the royal designation of the college, and the maple branches its service to Canada. The motto in both official languages is common to Canada’s military colleges.