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No. 119 (Bomber Reconnaissance)

Ottawa, Ontario
Confirmation of the blazon of a Badge
November 20, 2008
Vol. V, p. 366

Badge of the No. 119 (Bomber Reconnaissance)

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Blazon

Badge

Argent a pellet charged with a tiger’s face proper;

Motto

NOLI ME TANGERE;


Symbolism

Badge

The tiger’s head is associated with the city of Hamilton, Ontario, where the squadron was formed. The tiger’s speed and effectiveness in action were consonant with the squadron’s aircraft. It is the habit of the tiger to spring on its prey from above, which is symbolic of the squadron’s dive-bombing actions.

Motto

Meaning “Touch me not”.