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443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron
Victoria, British Columbia
Confirmation of the blazon of a Badge
March 15, 2012
Vol. VI, p. 131
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Argent a hornet affronty proper;
OUR STING IS DEATH;
The hornet recalls the squadron’s nickname during the Second World War, the “Hornet Squadron”.
Canada Gazette Information
The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 3, 2012, in Volume 146, page 3054 of the Canada Gazette.
The badge was originally approved in February 1946.