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413 Transport and Rescue Squadron

Greenwood, Nova Scotia
Confirmation of the blazon of a Badge
November 20, 2008
Vol. V, p. 378

Badge of the 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron

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Blazon

Badge

Argent a maple leaf in autumnal colours surmounted by an elephant’s head caboshed proper;

Motto

AD VIGILAMUS UNDIS;


Symbolism

Badge

The elephant head represents the squadron’s operations in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) during the Second World War, while the motto recalls its role in maritime surveillance.

Motto

Meaning “We watch the waves”.