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430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron

Courcelette, Quebec
Confirmation of the blazon of a Badge
March 15, 2012
Vol. VI, p. 122

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Blazon

Badge

Argent on a sun in splendour Or a gyrfalcon’s head erased Argent langued Gules;

Motto

CELERITER CERTOQUE;


Symbolism

Badge

The gyrfalcon, found in northern Canada, is known for its exceptional fighting ability. The sun suggests bringing light and information to the troops and thus represents the squadron’s original role in fighter reconnaissance.

Motto

This Latin phrase means “Swiftly and surely”.


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 August 1955.