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Victory Loan Awards

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SIXTH VICTORY LOAN

APRIL-MAY 1944 This shield is presented to (Awardee Name) as acknowledgement of participation in Canada's Sixth Victory Loan. At this hour it is the solemn duty of every community to support the men and women who are fighting for us on the battlefronts around the world.

SEVENTH VICTORY LOAN

OCT.-NOV. 1944 This shield is presented to (Awardee Name) as acknowledgement of participation in Canada's Seventh Victory Loan. At this hour it is the solemn duty of every community to support the men and women who are fighting for us on the battlefronts around the world. This Victory Loan Insignia is an adaptation of the Shoulder Sleeve Insignia of the Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force.

Upon a field of heraldic sable (black), representing the darkness of Nazi oppression, is shown the sword of liberation in the form of a crusader's sword, the flames arising from the hilt and leaping up the blade. This represents avenging justice by which the enemy power will be broken in Nazi-dominated Europe. Above the sword is a rainbow emblematic of hope containing all the colors of which the National Flags of the Allies are composed.

The heraldic chief of azure (blue) above the rainbow is emblematic of a state of peace and tranquility and restoration of which to the enslaved people is the objective of the United Nations.

EIGHTH VICTORY LOAN

APRIL-MAY 1945 This shield is presented to (Awardee Name) as acknowledgement of participation in Canada's Eighth Victory Loan. It is our solemn duty to continue our support to the men and women who are fighting for us on the battlefronts around the world.

NINTH VICTORY LOAN

OCT-NOV 1945 This shield is presented to (Awardee Name) as acknowledgement of participation in Canada's Ninth Victory Loan. Now that final Victory is ours and the shadow of war is lifted from the world, we are obligated to help bring the men and women of our Armed Forces home, to restore the injured to health, and to offer each one of them new opportunity in civil life. It is our duty and opportunity to help rebuild the liberated lands, not only to relieve suffering, but to aid their return to productive life in a world at peace.

BRASS SERVICE AWARD

Presented to J.E. MacDonald in recognition of service to the National War Finance Committee. This plaque is struck from metal obtained from Naval, Army and Air equipment in use 1939-1945. The symbols around the perimeter are those used on Victory Bond flags and Awards.

WOOD SERVICE AWARD

Canada thanks E. J. Mannix for generous help in the Ninth Victory Loan. This block once part of a panel in the office of Adolf Hitler in the Reich Chancellery on the Wilhelmstrasse, Berlin. Bears a badge worn by officers unattached to specific service for the Canadian Government.

NINTH VICTORY BOND AWARD

Presented to F. E. Osborne, Prov. Chairman N.W.F.C. (National War Finance Committee) Investment Dealers of Alberta. This pen, a replica of the one used by Air-Chief Marshal Sir Arthur William Tedder in signing the document of surrender at Berlin, May 8th, 1945 is given on the occasion of Canada's Ninth Victory Loan.

NINTH VICTORY BOND AWARD

Presented by the National War Finance Committee to Mr. H. N. Soley on the occasion of he Ninth Victory Loan A Portfolio of the Documents of Surrender (Surrender at Luneberg, May 4, 1945; Surrender at Rheims May 7, 1945; Surrender at Berlin May 8, 1945; Surrender at Tokyo Sept. 2. 1945)

MERIT AWARD

In the hour of peril the employees of the Searle Grain Company Limited earned the gratitude of the British Nations sustaining the Valour of the Royal Air Force and fortifying the cause of freedom by the gift of SPITFIRE AIRCRAFT. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. Issued by the Ministry of Aircraft Production 1945.

CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION

The Government of Canada acknowledges with grateful appreciation the services of J.J. Blake as a member of the National War Finance Committee. Ottawa, December 15, 1945

CERTIFICATE OF HONOUR

This is to certify that the employees of John Inglis Co Ltd have purchased bonds of the Second Victory Loan to the amount of their objective. On behalf of the people and the Government of Canada, I am happy to send this Honour with my thanks for your co-operation. February-March, 1942.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF INDIVIDUALS
  • The Government of the Dominion of Canada gratefully acknowledges that (Awardee Name) has aided Canada's War Effort by investing in the Victory Loan 1941
  • Certificate of Honour. The Government of Canada gratefully acknowledges that (Awardee Name) has aided Canada's War Effort by investing in the Second Victory Loan February-March 1942
  • Tribute to Good Citizenship. On behalf of the Dominion of Canada, I am pleased to acknowledge that (Awardee Name) has purchased bonds of the Third Victory Loan. October-November 1942
  • Forth Victory Loan Certificate. On behalf of the Dominion of Canada I am pleased to acknowledge that (Awardee Name) has purchased Victory Bonds April-May 1943
  • Fifth Victory Loan Certificate. On behalf of the Dominion of Canada I am pleased to acknowledge that (Awardee Name) has purchased Victory Bonds Oct-Nov 1943
  • This is to certify that (Awardee Name) has purchased Victory Bonds of the Seventh Victory Loan of the Dominion of Canada Oct-Nov 1944
  • This is to certify that (Awardee Name)has purchased Victory Bonds of the Eighth Victory Loan of the Dominion of Canada April-May 1945
  • This is to certify that (Awardee Name) has purchased bonds of the Ninth Victory Loan of the Dominion of Canada. Ocdtober-November 1945
V FLAGS
“Something new has been added for the Fifth Victory Loan campaign - a “V” Flag, to be awarded to Canadian plants whose employees do exceptionally well during the campaign. This flag will be awarded to those establishments where 90 per cent, or more of the employees invest 15 per cent or more of the monthly payroll in Victory Bonds or War Savings Certificates. Three stars will be affixed to the lower right hand corner of the flag. The flags were provided in two sizes 4ft.6in. by 9 ft. and 2ft.1in. by 4ft.2in. The larger size is No. 1 Admiralty bunting which will withstand outdoor conditions.”
Traditional pennant and swallow tail flags were used in different campaigns. The quota for the Fourth Victory Loan Campaign was 12.5% of yearly income. The quota for the Sixth Victory Loan Campaign was 93 dollars per employee
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