Volume 2, Part 1: Extant Commissioned Ships
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Per chevron Azure and Vert in chief a demi-sun Or rising from the base.
The green section represents a mountain, and in this instance refers to the Malahat Range on Vancouver Island. The sun, although heraldically described as rising from the base is intended to refer to the sun setting in the west and is derived from a similar device in the Arms on the Province of British Columbia. The blue suggests water or the sea.
NAVIS EXERCITATIONE PARATA (A ship prepared by training)
Gold and Dark Green
First of Name
Naval Reserve Division, Victoria, British Columbia.
Commissioned 15 January 1944.1
Paid off 31 August 1946.2
Recommissioned 23 April 1947.3
1. CNO/ONC 3375/44
2. Minutes, Naval Board 208th Meeting, 5 March 1947, Document Collection,/collection de documents NHS/SHM 208-1
3. Minutes, Naval Board 213th Meeting, 16 April 1947, Document Collection/collection de documents NHS/SHM 213-7
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