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423 Maritime Helicopter Squadron
Shearwater, Nova Scotia
Confirmation of the blazon of a Badge
March 15, 2011
Vol. VI, p. 39
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Argent a bald eagle stooping proper;
QUAERIMUS ET PETIMUS;
The bald eagle, a powerful bird of prey found on the Atlantic Coast, symbolizes the maritime operations of the squadron. The Motto refers to its role as a coastal unit.
This Latin phrase means “We search and attack”.
Canada Gazette Information
The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 12, 2011, in Volume 145, page 3517 of the Canada Gazette.