Invictus Games National Relay Flag Tour

Two military search and rescue technicians hold the Invictus flag at the back of an aircraft as they get ready to jump.
435 Squadron Search and Rescue technicians from Winnipeg, Man., held the Invictus Games flag on the ramp of the CC-130 Hercules aircraft just prior to a static line jump. Image: Sergeant Daren Kraus

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The Invictus Games National Flag Tour began on Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, B.C. on August 16, before making its way east across the country.

Lasting 37 days, the 10 000 km flag relay will see 152 Canadians carry the Invictus Games flag across Canada as it visits 22 military bases, 15 branches of the Royal Canadian Legion, and more than 50 communities. Its final stop is Toronto where it will arrive in time for the opening of the third Invictus Games, which will run from September 23 to 30, where more than 550 competitors from 17 participating allied nations will be competing.

Founded by Prince Harry in 2014, the Invictus Games is the only international sporting competition honouring wounded military personnel and veterans.

Image gallery

  • Three military members stand under the arm of a Buffalo mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle, which has the Invictus flag hanging. A fourth member sits on the top of the large vehicle.
  • Three women walk along a highway as the middle woman waves the Invictus Games flag.
  • A large group of Royal Canadian Navy members with the Invictus flag stand with the Chateau Frontenac in the distance.
  • Several adults and children gather around a table to sign the Invictus flag.
  • Two male military members portage through the forest with the Invictus flag hanging from the side of their canoe.
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