THE PALM TREE AT THE RİGHT LOWER QUARTER: Palm tree meanings tell us that we should aspire to achieve more by clearly defining our goals, spotting opportunities, and reaching for the stars in order to accomplish our dreams. freedom, righteousness, reward, resurrection, returning happily from a journey, and victory. Historically, they marked the path for heroes returning home from a battle, lucky to have survived and prevailed. There, the palms served as a symbol to welcome home and an assurance of safety. This is associated with the brave personnel of IntSAR taking help, relief and safety to the people who are in need.
THE WHITE DOVE AT THE LOWER LEFT QUARTER: White doves have always been associated with peace, love, and unity. It’s pure white color immediately evokes feelings of union and prosperity. White doves occupy an important part in most major religions. All around the world, different cultures have adopted this beautiful bird as the sign of purity, honor, peace, and prosperity. The dove is also a messenger for the divine, being the sign Noah received after the Flood to let him know that the waters had subsided from the earth, and he’d be able to descend from his ark. The white dove in the emblem is associated with the White dove which brought the good news, the good news of relief to Noah. As IntSAR brings the relief and good news of salvation to those in immediate need of help.
Doves have been known as innocent and sweet birds, and also deeply linked to peace and wholesome brother-ship between humans. Besides a dove of peace was the main element of the flag of King Cakobau, the first King of Fiji.
THE CREST AT THE BOTTOM: Depicts a takia—a traditional Fijian canoe which symbolizes the Fijian people, the host nation. This with the other two symbols (the Palm Tree and the White Dove) are taken from the Fiji Coat of Arms to honor the people of the Fiji who are the host Nation to IntSAR.
THE MOTTO AT THE BOTTOM: This is the motto of the Home Fleet and means ‘FOR HUMANITY, IN TIME’. This summarizes the purpose of the Home Fleet which is to help humanity when needed and deliver that help always in time.