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

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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