Canadian Forces Identity System

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


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Military ranks

Ranks and insignia of the Canadian Navy, Army and Air Force.

Dress manual

Canadian Forces Dress Instructions.


Badges worn by the Canadian Armed Forces.

Drill manual

The Canadian Armed Forces Manual of Drill and Ceremonial.


Colours of flying squadrons and Army regiments.

Heritage manual

The Heritage Structure of the Canadian Forces.


Military flags of Canadian Armed Forces units and commands.

Naval flags

Flags flown on by the Royal Canadian Navy since 1910.

Royal banners

Special flags presented to commemorate specific services.

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November 11 Remembrance Day - Aide memoire

How the Canadian Armed Forces conducts Remembrance Day and related ceremonies.

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