Canadian Forces Identity System

Canadian Forces Identity System

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

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Military ranks

Ranks and insignias for Navy, Army, Air Force and Special Forces

Dress manual

The Canadian Armed Forces Dress instructions

Lineage charts

Official lineage charts for every authorized military unit

Drill manual

Canadian Forces Drill and Ceremonial instructions


The Official Badges worn by the Canadian Armed Forces

Heritage manual

The Heritage Structure of the Canadian Forces

Guidons, colours and standards

Guidons, colours and standards of the Canadian Forces

Music manual

Volume 1 of the Canadian Armed Forces music instructions

Camp flags

Military flags of Canadian Forces units and commands

Folding of the flag

The official process for the Ceremonial Folding of the National Flag of Canada

Colours: attaching, folding, casing

Guidelines for attaching colours to the pike, folding them and casing them

Naval flags

Flags flown by the Royal Canadian Navy since 1910

Royal banners

Are special flags presented to commemorate specific services?

Remembrance Day aide memoire

How the Canadian Forces conducts Remembrance Day ceremonies.

Origins of the Soldiers Dinner

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


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