Canadian Forces Identity System

Canadian Forces Identity System

Military ranks, badges, colours, flags and banners of the Canadian Forces. Official dress, drill and heritage manuals.



Military ranks

Ranks and insignias of the Navy, Army and Air Force.

Dress manual

The Canadian Forces Dress Instructions.


Badges worn by the Canadian Forces.

Heritage manual

The Heritage Structure of the Canadian Forces.

Guidons, colours and standards

Guidons, colours and standards of the Canadian Forces.

Drill manual

Canadian Forces Drill and Ceremonial instructions.


Military flags of Canadian Forces units and commands.

Customs & traditions

Canadian Forces customs and traditions manual.

Lineage charts

Charts for every authorized unit.

Naval flags

Flags flown by the Royal Canadian Navy since 1910.

Folding of the flag

Process for the Ceremonial Folding of the National Flag of Canada.

Remembrance Day - Aide memoire

How the Canadian Forces conducts Remembrance Day and related ceremonies.

Royal banners

Special flags presented to commemorate specific services.

Origins of The Soldiers Dinner

A military tradition of role reversal where junior members are served by their superiors.


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