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Approval of a Badge for use by the No. 5 Company
September 15, 2023
Vol. VIII, p. 211
Badge of The Canadian Grenadier Guards, No. 5 Company
The Royal Cypher of King George III (the letters G and R entwined, with the G entwined about by the numeral 3 Or, all ensigned by the Royal Crown proper) environed in base by two branches of lilies, thistles and roses, their stems in saltire proper, all above the numeral 1st Or;
The Royal Cypher of King George III represents the era in which The Canadian Grenadier Guards’ antecedent unit, the 1st Battalion, Montreal Militia, defended Canada in the War of 1812. The King’s cypher was displayed on the shoulder belt badges and accoutrements of the Battalion’s soldiers and officers. The lilies, thistles and roses allude to the French, Scottish and English origins of the Battalion’s soldiers. The numeral references the 1st Battalion, Montreal Militia, and is still borne on the accoutrements of The Canadian Grenadier Guards.