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  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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22 Radar Control Wing

North Bay, Ontario
Confirmation of a Badge
April 20, 2017
Vol. VI, p. 711

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Blazon

Badge

Bleu Céleste the aurora borealis Or, overall two rocs’ heads erased, addorsed and conjoined Azure;

Motto

COMPAGNONS DE LA PAIX;


Symbolism

Badge

The roc, a fierce and gigantic mythological bird, symbolizes the wing’s role of protecting the vastness of Canada’s sovereign airspace. It creates also a visual pun to the function of radar operations control (or ROC), provided by the unit. The aurora borealis is indicative of the wing’s northern emphasis and the North Warning System.

Motto

The Motto, meaning “Partners in peace”, alludes to the partnership between Canadian and United States Armed Forces personnel within the unit, which functioned under the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD).


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 31, 2018, in Volume 152, page 894 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Not available

Painter
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Calligrapher
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Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military

The badge was originally approved by the Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, in May 1989.