Queen's York Rangers Badge
The Queen's York Rangers (1st Americans) are one of the oldest regiments in Ontario, having first been formed before the American Revolutionary War, and later reformed under the first Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, John Graves Simcoe, around 1794.
The badge is not extremely heraldic, but features as a plant wreath three plant badges found in British and Canadian heraldry: the shamrock, the thistle, and the rose, representing the first settlers to Ontario, the Irish, Scottish and English.
St. Edward's Crown is a symbol of the sovereign authority.
The Queen's York Rangers have had various taskings through the decades, but they are presently an armoured reconnaissance regiment, with a company in Aurora, and one in Toronto, at Fort York Armoury.
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