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430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron

Courcelette, Quebec
Confirmation of the blazon of a Badge
March 15, 2012
Vol. VI, p. 122

Badge of the 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron

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Blazon

Badge

Argent on a sun in splendour Or a gyrfalcon’s head erased Argent langued Gules;

Motto

CELERITER CERTOQUE;


Symbolism

Badge

The gyrfalcon, found in northern Canada, is known for its exceptional fighting ability. The sun suggests bringing light and information to the troops and thus represents the squadron’s original role in fighter reconnaissance.

Motto

This Latin phrase means “Swiftly and surely”.