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725 (Glace Bay) Communication Squadron

Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
Approval of a Badge
February 20, 2009
Vol. V, p. 426

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Blazon

Badge

Argent four Marconi communication towers Sable issuant from a base per fess crested Or and Azure;

Motto

COMMUNICATIONES CUM PERSEVERANTIA;


Symbolism

Badge

The design evokes the rich history of communications in Glace Bay, especially the role that the community played in trans-Atlantic communications. It honours the work of Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937) who, in December 1902, transmitted the first complete wireless messages to Poldhu, Cornwall, from Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.

Motto

Meaning “Communications with persistence”.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on December 12, 2009, in Volume 143, page 3683 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Not available

Painter
David Farrar

Calligrapher
Shirley Mangione


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military