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

North Bay, Ontario
Confirmation of the blazon of a Badge
July 15, 2010
Vol. V, p. 528

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Blazon

Badge

Argent two lightning bolts Gules conjoined in sinister chief overall a jaeger volant descendant in bend sinister proper;

Motto

CUSTODES PACIS;


Symbolism

Badge

The jaeger inhabits the Arctic and coastal islands, possesses exceptionally keen eyesight, and is extremely aggressive when protecting its territory. It thus represents 22 Wing’s mission to protect Canadian territory and airspace. The lightning bolts symbolize the aerospace defence system’s communications and surveillance devices.

Motto

Meaning “Guardians of peace”.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 26, 2011, in Volume 145, page 1073 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Not available

Painter

Calligrapher


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military

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