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  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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14 Software Engineering Squadron

Greenwood, Nova Scotia
Approval of a Badge
February 15, 2012
Vol. VI, p. 113

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Blazon

Badge

Argent a hurt overall a snowy owl contourné perched on a scroll, its spindle proper, ribbonned Vert;

Motto

PETERE CUM SAPIENTIA;


Symbolism

Badge

The blue disc alludes to the Royal Canadian Air Force. The snowy owl is indigenous to the area where the squadron is based. Owls are also perceived to be wise and intelligent, two essential qualities for software engineers. The scroll represents a roll of computer paper, once commonly printed in green and white, and symbolizes the unit’s role in producing software.

Motto

This Latin phrase means “To seek with wisdom”.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 3, 2012, in Volume 146, page 3054 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 the Aurora Software Development Unit in December 1981.