Governor General of Canada / Gouverneur général du Canadaa



Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendation

Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendation

The Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendation may be awarded to any unit or sub-unit of the Canadian Forces, or to any similar organization of a foreign armed force working with or in conjunction with the Canadian Forces, that has performed an extraordinary deed or activity of a rare high standard in extremely hazardous circumstances. Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendations are restricted to war or war-like conditions in an active theatre of operations.

The Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendation is composed of scroll, insignia and pennant.

  • The framed gold-embossed scroll is inscribed with the name of the formation, unit or sub-unit concerned, bears an appropriate citation, and is signed by the Governor General as the Commander-in-Chief of the Canadian Forces.
  • The insignia is a gold bar with the Vice-Regal lion in full colour.
  • The accompanying pennant is a permanent symbol of the award and may be flown or displayed as a public distinction.

Related Information

For more information, please see the Department of National Defence Web site for Canadian Forces Honours and Awards:

Created: 2005-09-27
Updated: 2005-12-06
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