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22 Radar Control Wing
North Bay, Ontario
Confirmation of a Badge
April 20, 2017
Vol. VI, p. 711
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Bleu Céleste the aurora borealis Or, overall two rocs’ heads erased, addorsed and conjoined Azure;
COMPAGNONS DE LA PAIX;
The roc, a fierce and gigantic mythological bird, symbolizes the wing’s role of protecting the vastness of Canada’s sovereign airspace. It creates also a visual pun to the function of radar operations control (or ROC), provided by the unit. The aurora borealis is indicative of the wing’s northern emphasis and the North Warning System.
The Motto, meaning “Partners in peace”, alludes to the partnership between Canadian and United States Armed Forces personnel within the unit, which functioned under the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD).