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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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Blazon

Badge

Argent a hornet affronty proper;

Motto

OUR STING IS DEATH;


Symbolism

Badge

The hornet recalls the squadron’s nickname during the Second World War, the “Hornet Squadron”.

Motto

Not applicable


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 badge was originally approved in February 1946.