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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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Blazon

Badge

Argent a bald eagle stooping proper;

Motto

QUAERIMUS ET PETIMUS;


Symbolism

Badge

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.

Motto

This Latin phrase means “We search and attack”.


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
Debra MacGarvie

Calligrapher
Shirley Mangione


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military