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8 Wing

Astra, Ontario
Approval of a Badge
September 1, 1995
Vol. III, p. 368

Badge of 8 Wing

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Blazon

Badge

Argent two bars wavy in base and over all a sixteen point compass rose Azure surmounted by an eagle displayed Or armed langued and beaked Gules;

Motto

IN OMNIA PARATUS;


Symbolism

Badge

The eagle indicates the Wing’s power for operational missions and tasks. The compass points refer to the many units within the Wing and their wide-ranging ability. The blue wavy bars symbolize the Wing’s current location on the Trent-Severn Waterway.

Motto

Meaning "Prepared for all things".