01 January 2012

The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery Jubilee Badge

The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery Jubilee Badge
The Queen was presented with a special Jubilee version of a regimental badge by the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, of which she has been honorary Captain General since her accession in 1952. It includes a maple leaf background of 60 diamonds set in platinum; a gold cannon with the number 60 on top, and a crown with emeralds, rubies, and a sapphire. The regiment's motto, Ubique. Quo fas et gloria ducunt ("Everywhere. Whither right and glory lead") is set in gold around the central elements. The brooch was designed by Birks in Montreal and was given to the Queen in December 2011 in advance of her 2012 Diamond Jubilee. In the video below, you can see the brooch as it is made:

We have yet to see her wear it publicly; she typically wears such badges when she is at an event for the regiment in question.

Photo: Birks