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440 Transport Squadron

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Confirmation of the blazon of a Badge
March 15, 2012
Vol. VI, p. 129

Badge of the 440 Transport Squadron

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Blazon

Badge

A bat displayed Gules surmounting a cloud Argent;

Motto

KA GANAWAITAK SAGUENAY;


Symbolism

Badge

The bat suggests night flying and the use of radar, while the cloud symbolizes poor visibility. They both refer to the role as an all-weather fighter squadron in 1950s and 1960s.

Motto

This Innu phrase means “He who protects the Saguenay”.