Canadian Forces Identity System

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



Military ranks

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

Dress manual

The Canadian Armed Forces Dress Instructions.


Badges worn by the Canadian Armed Forces.

Heritage manual

The Heritage Structure of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Guidons, colours and standards

Guidons, colours and standards of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Drill manual

Canadian Armed Forces Drill and Ceremonial instructions.


Military flags of Canadian Armed Forces units and commands.

Customs & traditions

Canadian Armed Forces customs and traditions manual.

Folding of the flag

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

Naval flags

Flags flown by the Royal Canadian Navy since 1910.

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.

Remembrance Day - Aide memoire

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


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