2010 CANADIAN NAVAL CENTENNIAL MEMENTO COIN
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2010 CANADIAN NAVAL CENTENNIAL MEMENTO COIN The Canadian Navy will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2010. To mark this very special occasion a memento coin celebrating the centennial of Canada’s Navy was produced by the Chief of the Maritime Staff. This beautiful coin - a true work of art – with the naval centennial identifier on one side and the Maritime Command badge on the obverse will forevermore be a significant symbol of our naval legacy. - On one face of the coin is the official Centennial logo and slogan. - The other side features the Maritime Command badge. Significance: The blue field refers to the sea, and the combination of the anchor and eagle to the cooperation between the sea and air in the pursuit of the enemy in those elements. Motto: Ready Aye Ready The badge of Maritime Command appears in the distinguishing flag of the Chief of the Maritime Staff, the Jack and the Queen’s Colour for Maritime Command. The Canadian Naval Centennial Project’s goals include a renewed awareness amongst Canadians of the Navy and its contributions to Canada during a century of service, as well as the role the Navy plays, within the construct of the Canadian Forces, in a maritime nation like Canada. The Centennial coin will assist in achieving this aim. The centennial will be a momentous milestone both for the Canadian Navy and Canada’s history. The naval centennial slogan “Commemorate, Celebrate, Commit” reflects the desire to honour the past, celebrate Canadian naval achievements and recognize the navy’s obligation to Canada. The aim of the Canadian Naval Centennial is to build and strengthen an appreciation for the Canadian Navy in a maritime nation like Canada and to promote the role of the navy within the Canadian Forces. The theme is to “Bring the Navy to Canadians” and events will be held to honour the past, showcase the current navy, and reinforce the ongoing role of our navy in the future.