Insignia of the Three Canadian Services in World War Two

W. A. Anderson, McCausland, Toronto

1955

The RCAF golden eagle and its motto in a circle: PER ARDUA AD ASTRA ("Through adversity to the stars"), the motto of the RCAF and also of other Commonwealth air forces, surmounted by a crown. The RCN's crest is an anchor surrounded by nine maple leaves, surmounted by a golden crown. The Canadian Army's emblem: two crossed swords and a branch of three maple leaves, surmounted by a crown.

Insignia of the Three Canadian Services in World War Two