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14 Construction Engineering Squadron

Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
Confirmation of a Badge
March 15, 2011
Vol. VI, p. 42

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Blazon

Badge

Argent on a maple leaf Gules a beaver couchant on logs Or, in base three barrulets wavy;

Motto

CONSTRUIRE;


Symbolism

Badge

The badge features the national colours, red and white. The unit’s service to the nation is underlined by the red maple leaf, while the beaver is the most recognizable emblem of Canadian military engineering. The three wavy blue lines symbolize maritime flights.

Motto

Meaning “To construct”.


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

The recipient's emblems were originally recorded in the name of 14 Airfield Engineering Squadron in the Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada, Volume IV, page 175, 28 June 2001.