Volume 2, Part 1: Extant Commissioned Ships

HMCS Montcalm

HMCS Montcalm Badge

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BADGE

Description

Party per pale Gules and Azure a tower with three turrets Argent masoned Sable.

Significance

The Arms of the distinguished French Lieutenant-General Louis Joseph Montcalm-Gozon, Marquis de Montcalm include the following in the second and third quarters: "Sable a tower with three turrets Argent." That is, a white tower upon a field of black. The badge used the tower device placed on a field equally divided red and blue, referring to the historic tenure of Quebec by both British and French.

MOTTO

DISPONIBLE POUR SERVIR (Ready to serve)

COLOURS

Scarlet and Black

BATTLE HONOURS

None

LINEAGE

First of Name

Shore establishment.
Naval Reserve Division, Quebec City, Quebec.
Commissioned as a tender to HMCS Chaleur II 1 November 1941.1
Recommissioned as an independent shore establishment 1 September 1942.2


1. CNO/ONC 1666/41

2. CNO/ONC 2245/42

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