Please find a listing of the oldest insignia first
Please find a listing of the oldest insignia first
|Oldest Canadian Customs Patch
Well, it's the oldest that I have been told about anyway!
|Slight variation on above patch - issue dates around 1960|
|Extremely Old Canadian Customs Patch
Finally managed to score this patch!
|Old Canadian Customs.
Old issue patch, this one. Becoming quite hard to come by patches in good condition.
Standard uniform patch.
Dress Uniform version of the above patch worn by the ceremonial units.
|Canadian Customs - Variation of standard uniform insignia
From what I have been told, this insignia is used extensively in the Quebec province and is rarely seen outside of that area.
|Canadian Customs - Altered Version 1
Hyphen missing between the words "Customs Douanes"
|Canadian Customs - Altered Version 2
One Gold Bar missing from the Canadian flag at the bottom of the patch
|Canadian Customs Regional Patches
This patch, and the one below, were originally designed in Toronto about 12-15 years ago. There were a number of this type of patch designed for each of the regions by members of the Interdiction and Intelligence Division.
|Canadian Customs Toronto Regional patch
From the information given to me, there were patches similar to this produced for the following regions: Atlantic; Quebec; Montreal; Ottawa; Toronto; Hamilton; South-western Ontario; Winnipeg; Saskatchewan; Alberta and Pacific (inc. British Colombia and The Yukon)
|Canadian Customs Drug Dog Handler - Version 1
This patch started off as an unofficial patch which won gradual acceptance and was adopted as the variation seen below. From what I have been told, some officers still wear this patch in the western provinces.
|Canadian Customs Drug Dog Handler - Version 2
Current issue patch. Has both English and French on it, reflecting the Canadian bilingual laws.
|Canadian Customs Drug Dog Handler - Version 3
Prototype patch currently under development.
|Canada Customs Combat Pistol Club|
|Canada Customs & Excise Association, Bullion badge|
|Canadian Customs Yukon Patch
Designed to celebrate the Centenary of Canadian Customs presence in the Yukon. Started out as unofficial issue, has since been adopted as an official patch.
|Canadian Customs Patterson Patch.
Designed for the Centenary of Canadian Customs presence in Paterson. A slight variation on the Yukon patch (above), but extremely nice nonetheless.
|Canadian Customs Baseball Cap patch
This is the regular patch as is seen on the Canadian Customs baseball cap.
|Canadian Customs Wet Weather patch
This patch is seen on the Canadian customs wet weather gear.
|Canadian Customs Raid Patch
Worn in the Toronto Region by Investigations and by Intelligence and Contraband. This is copy of the Cap badge and is hidden in a Raid Jacket, concealed in the right breast pocket. The jacket in question has numerous identification patches in hidden pockets, used by the Revenue Canada Investigations Division and the current Intelligence and Contraband Division.
|Canada Customs Badge Patch
This is an older style badge patch in the exact same design as a Canadian Customs breast badge. Commonly would have the individual officers number or port code embroidered into the space underneath Customs - Excise.
|Canadian Customs Badge Patch
This is as close as I can get to obtaining a Canadian Customs Badge, a Canadian Customs Badge Patch! Not to sure of the origin, but, hey, beggars cannot be choosers where these sort of items are concerned.
|Trial Customs Insignia - Version 1
This patch design has been submitted to the Canadian authorities as a possible alternative to the current issue patch. How will it go? Only time will tell.
News to hand - senior Canadian Customs managers have rejected this design because it does not conform to federal requirements for the Canadian flag to appear over the letter "a" in Canada at the bottom of the patch.
|Trial Customs Insignia - Version 2
Similar version to the above patch, however also rejected for the following patches.
|Canada Customs - Intelligence Patch|
|Vancouver International Mail Centre - "Seizing the Dragon"
The 'Dragon' patch was designed for use by the Vancouver Customs Mail Centre Enforcement Unit and is their first ever specialty patch. Apparently they have had various hat patches over time but this the first true patch. It was designed to be given to other law enforcement agencies who visit the facility and to the staff who work in the Enforcement Unit. The 'Seizing the Dragon' came from the term 'Chasing the Dragon' which heroin user use when they are getting high. The main narcotic seized at the mail centre is heroin - they are 'seizing the dragon. The Mylar triangle represents the golden triangle as most of the narcotics intercepted come from that region. To satisfy the bilingual issue a limited run of the French version was produced.
|Vancouver International Mail Centre
"Seizing the Dragon"
French Language Version
|Canada Customs Marine Centre of Excellence - Vancouver - Version 1
Black background, Marine rummage team Vancouver, left hand side of patch has "806" - Canada Customs designation for port of Vancouver and right hand side has "MCE" - Marine Centre of Excellence - where all training for teams working the waterfront is based, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
|Canada Customs Marine Centre of Excellence - Vancouver - Version 2
Blue background, Marine rummage team Vancouver, left hand side of patch has "806" - Canada Customs designation for port of Vancouver and right hand side has "MCE" - Marine Centre of Excellence - where all training for teams working the waterfront is based, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
|Vancouver Marine Operations|
Canada Customs Ski Patrol
Further information on this patch - produced in Woodstock and only 100 were made, with the staff of the section being given one for their snowsuit and one spare - 20 patches were sent to Ottawa, the Canpass program and major projects and design. Information courtesy of Rob Dougald
|Reproduction of above patch which has recently surfaced and sold on Ebay for $34 USD. The repo's text and maple leaf is bigger and the background is different. First identified by Michael Bahls|
|Official Issue, 200 years of Customs in Toronto
This is the official patch celebrating the bicentenary of the presence of Customs in Toronto, endorsed by the Canadian Customs.
|Prototype 200 years of Customs in Toronto
This design was submitted, however it was rejected due to the fact that permission was not granted for the use of the CN Tower. It was only ever produced as a prototype
|Canada Customs Mail Centre Patch
Latest Customs Mail Centre patch. We had run out of the Dragon
patches that we used to give to visitors and guests. Over the past few
months Michael Bahls created the "SPIDER" patch. It was officially unveiled on July 25th during our badge and awards ceremony
|Operation Can-Am between US law enforcement and Canadian law enforcement|
|Saskatchewan regional patch|
|Vancouver Marine Operations - version 1|
|Vancouver Marine Operations - version 2|
|Customs Centre of expertise in shipsearch - Halifax Nova Scotia.|
|Commemorative patch celebrating the visit of HRH Queen Elizabeth to Canada on the occasion of her 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee|
|Canada Customs - Vancouver Marine Operations
Mobile Vehicle and Container Inspection System