The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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11 Wing

Montréal, Quebec
Approval of a Badge
September 1, 1995
Vol. III, p. 369

Badge of 11 Wing

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Blazon

Badge

Argent a griffin segreant Azure armed langued and beaked Gules;


Symbolism

Badge

The griffin, half eagle, half lion, symbolizes the Wing's provision of air support to land forces. The eagle's eyes and wings are representative of the Wing's keen vision and power of flight, while the lion's body portrays its courage and strength. The colours blue and red indicate the air force and army elements of the Wing's role.