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4 Airfield Engineering Squadron
Cold Lake, Alberta
Approval of a Badge
February 1, 2001
Vol. IV, p. 172
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Argent on a maple leaf Gules a beaver couchant on a log Or;
The badge features the national colours, red and white, enclosed within a ring of blue representing the air force roundel and the unit's pride as a truly Canadian air force unit. The service to the nation is underlined through the maple leaf, while the beaver is the most recognizable representation of Canadian military engineering and recalls the badge of the RCAF Construction and Maintenance unit. The motto refers to the requirement of the unit to deploy anywhere in the world.
Canada Gazette Information
The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 3, 2001, in Volume 135, page 4056 of the Canada Gazette.
Original concept of the Unit, assisted by Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, and Cathy Sabourin, Fraser Herald, assisted by the Heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority