June 25, 2021 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, as Colonel-in-Chief of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Legal Branch, presented a Royal Banner to the CAF Legal Branch, during a virtual audience held on June 22. The Royal Banner was received by Rear-Admiral Geneviève Bernatchez, Judge Advocate General and senior ranking legal officer.
This Royal Banner was granted to honour the CAF Legal Branch on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
Royal banners are special flags presented to commemorate specific services, are presented as special marks of Royal favour, and designs vary by circumstances.
This live virtual audience was hosted by Her Majesty from Windsor Castle and Rear-Admiral Bernatchez attending from Ottawa.
The Queen also took the opportunity to virtually meet with a small and diverse group of members of the CAF Legal Branch.