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425 Tactical Fighter Squadron

Alouette, Quebec
Confirmation of the blazon of a Badge
March 15, 2012
Vol. VI, p. 118

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Blazon

Badge

Argent a lark volant proper;

Motto

JE TE PLUMERAI;


Symbolism

Badge

The badge is derived from the squadron nickname “Alouette” (lark in French). The position of the lark recalls a bomber over its target, ready to strike.

Motto

Meaning “I will pluck your feathers”. The motto is taken from the chorus of the French folk song “Alouette”.


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
Palina Klimava

Calligrapher
Shirley Mangione


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military

The badge was originally approved in January 1945.