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423 Maritime Helicopter Squadron

Shearwater, Nova Scotia
Confirmation of the blazon of a Badge
March 15, 2011
Vol. VI, p. 39

Badge of the 423 Maritime Helicopter Squadron

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Blazon

Badge

Argent a bald eagle stooping proper;

Motto

QUAERIMUS ET PETIMUS;


Symbolism

Badge

The bald eagle, a powerful bird of prey found on the Atlantic Coast, symbolizes the maritime operations of the squadron. The Motto refers to its role as a coastal unit.

Motto

This Latin phrase means “We search and attack”.