Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

The official lineage of Royal Canadian Armoured Corps armour regiment.




A dexter hand in armour Argent charged with a maple leaf Gules above a billet fesswise Sable edged and inscribed CANADA in letters Or, the whole set on a double-headed arrows forming two concentric circles Or and ensigned by the Royal Crown proper.


The concentric circles symbolize the pincer operations of armoured forces. The mailed gauntlet symbolizes armour.




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British Army

Royal Armoured Corps

Corps Camp flag

Camp flag


The Armour Branch originated on 13 August 1940 when the 'Canadian Armoured Corps' of the Canadian Active Service Force was authorized to be formed.Footnote 1 It was redesignated: 'Royal Canadian Armoured Corps' on 2 August 1945;Footnote 2 'The Royal Canadian Armoured Corps' on 22 March 1948;Footnote 3 'Royal Canadian Armoured Corps' on 17 February 1964;Footnote 5 'Armoured Branch' on 27 August 1971;Footnote 6 and 'Armour Branch' on 15 December 1980.Footnote 8

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