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commander-in-chief unit banner, image by Miles Li, 1 August 2009

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Commander in Chief banner

The banner is a vertical triband of dark blue, red and pale blue defaced with the Canadian crest of a lion holding a maple leaf.
Marc Pasquin, 14 March 2007

Unit Commendation

unit commendation banner, image by Miles Li, 25 July 2009

The commemorative flag of the Canadian Forces' Unit Commendation has proportions 2:3.

To quote, the Commendation is "Awarded to any formation, unit or sub-unit of the CF, or to any similar organization of a foreign armed force working with or in conjunction with the CF, that has performed a deed or activity considered beyond the demand of normal duty. It may be awarded to winners of competitions only under very exceptional circumstances."

"The flag may be flown or openly displayed by recipient units as a public distinction for a period of one year from the date of the announcement of the award. Thereafter, the flag may be kept as an historical artefact and memento of the award."

"Note that an extraordinary deed or activity of a rare high standard in extreme hazardous circumstances in a war or war-like situation in an active theatre of operations would not be recognized by this award but may be eligible for the Commander-in-Chief Commendation."

Miles Li, 25 July 2009