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  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston
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Commemorative Distinction of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan

Ottawa, Ontario
Approval of a Flag
November 1, 2000
Vol. IV, p. 58

Flag of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan Commemorative Distinction

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Blazon

Flag

Gules on a Canadian pale Bleu Céleste, a hurt charged with a plate bearing a maple leaf Gules, in hoist a sprig of maple and oak leaves, golden wattle branches and silver fern fronds Or;


Symbolism

Flag

The roundel is that of the Royal Canadian Air Force, and the light blue colour is traditionally associated with air forces. The red sections allude to the Canadian flag. The floral emblems are those of the countries that participated in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan: maple leaves for Canada, oak leaves for Britain, wattle for Australia, and ferns for New Zealand.