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400 Tactical Helicopter Squadron

Borden, Ontario
Confirmation of the blazon of a Badge
November 20, 2008
Vol. V, p. 369

Badge of the 400 Tactical Helicopter Squadron

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Blazon

Badge

Argent two tomahawks in saltire Or surmounted by an eagle’s head erased Gules;

Motto

PERCUSSURI VIGILES;


Symbolism

Badge

The eagle’s head refers to the squadron’s role as a reconnaissance unit on army cooperation work. The tomahawks indicate the type of aircraft with which the squadron was once equipped.

Motto

Meaning “Watchmen ready to strike”.