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425 Tactical Fighter Squadron

Alouette, Quebec
Confirmation of the blazon of a Badge
March 15, 2012
Vol. VI, p. 118

Badge of the 425 Tactical Fighter Squadron

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Blazon

Badge

Argent a lark volant proper;

Motto

JE TE PLUMERAI;


Symbolism

Badge

The badge is derived from the squadron nickname “Alouette” (lark in French). The position of the lark recalls a bomber over its target, ready to strike.

Motto

Meaning “I will pluck your feathers”. The motto is taken from the chorus of the French folk song “Alouette”.