Volume 2, Part 1: Extant Commissioned Ships

HMCS Protecteur

HMCS Protecteur Badge

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BADGE

Description

Azure a silver helmet with five grills Or garnished of the last and bearing a coronet fleurs-de-lis also Or.

Significance

A helmet is an instrument of protection, and in this instance, having the coronet trimmed with fleurs-de-lis, the device of former Royal France, it becomes a "protecteur."

MOTTO

SOUTIEN AVEC COURAGE (Support with courage)

COLOURS

Blue and Gold

BATTLE HONOURS

The Gulf War

GULF AND KUWAIT.

LINEAGE

First of Name

Operational Support Ship, Protecteur Class.
Commissioned 30 August 1969.1

OPERATIONAL HISTORY

The Gulf War

Protecteur participated with the multinational Persian Gulf naval force in the United Nations' action against Iraq.2


1. Commissioning booklet/Livret de mise en service, HMCS Protecteur, 30 August/août 1969, PRF/DRP HMCS Protecteur

2. CFSO/OSFC 5/94

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