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440 Transport Squadron

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Confirmation of the blazon of a Badge
March 15, 2012
Vol. VI, p. 129

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Blazon

Badge

A bat displayed Gules surmounting a cloud Argent;

Motto

KA GANAWAITAK SAGUENAY;


Symbolism

Badge

The bat suggests night flying and the use of radar, while the cloud symbolizes poor visibility. They both refer to the role as an all-weather fighter squadron in 1950s and 1960s.

Motto

This Innu phrase means “He who protects the Saguenay”.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 23, 2013, in Volume 147, page 538 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Not available

Painter
Debra MacGarvie

Calligrapher
Shirley Mangione


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military

The badge was originally approved in October 1955.