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408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron

Edmonton, Alberta
Confirmation of the blazon of a Badge
March 15, 2011
Vol. VI, p. 32

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Blazon

Badge

Argent a Canada goose volant proper;

Motto

FOR FREEDOM;


Symbolism

Badge

The Canada goose is found in Canada, but also in England and Scotland, where the squadron was based in the Second World War. Its speed and power of flight symbolize the operational mission of the squadron.

Motto

Not applicable


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 12, 2011, in Volume 145, page 3517 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Not available

Painter
Robert Grey

Calligrapher
Shirley Mangione


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military