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413 Transport and Rescue Squadron

Greenwood, Nova Scotia
Confirmation of the blazon of a Badge
November 20, 2008
Vol. V, p. 378

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Blazon

Badge

Argent a maple leaf in autumnal colours surmounted by an elephant’s head caboshed proper;

Motto

AD VIGILAMUS UNDIS;


Symbolism

Badge

The elephant head represents the squadron’s operations in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) during the Second World War, while the motto recalls its role in maritime surveillance.

Motto

Meaning “We watch the waves”.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 20, 2010, in Volume 144, page 440 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Not applicable

Painter
* Not applicable / Sans objet

Calligrapher
* Not applicable / Sans objet


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military

The badge was originally approved October 1943.