1st Hussars, Canadian Army

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Coat of arms (crest) of 1st Hussars, Canadian Army

Coat of arms (crest) of 1st Hussars, Canadian Army


Official blazon

Badge: A scroll Azure inscribed HUSSARS surmounting the word FIRST with R and S interlaced Argent ensigned by a coronet treflé Or issuant therefrom a horse forcene Argent crined Sable, the word flanked by two branches of maple Or conjoined in saltire beneath and surmounted in base by a scroll Azure lined Or inscribed HODIE NON CRAS, all set upon a like scroll inscribed CANADA, all inscriptions in letters Or.


The maple leaves and the word “CANADA” represent service to Canada. The horse represents the regiment’s cavalry origins and the ducal coronet service to the Sovereign. “FIRST HUSSARS” is a form of the regimental title and “HODIE NON CRAS” is the motto of the regiment. The Motto translates as “Today not tomorrow”.

The Blazon of the badge was confirmed by the Canadian Heraldic Authority on October 4, 2004.

Literature: Image from Wikimedia Commons.

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