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14 Airfield Engineering Squadron

Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
Approval of a Badge
June 1, 2001
Vol. IV, p. 175

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Blazon

Badge

Argent on a maple leaf Gules a beaver couchant on logs Or, in base three barrulets wavy, the whole encircled by an annulus Azure fimbriated and inscribed 14 AIRFIELD ENGINEERING SQUADRON • ESCADRON DU GÉNIE DE L'AIR 14 in letters Or;

Motto

CONSTRUIRE;


Symbolism

Badge

The badge features the national colours, red and white, within a ring of blue representing the air force roundel. The service to the nation is underlined by the red maple leaf, while the beaver is the most recognizable emblem of Canadian military engineering. The three wavy blue lines symbolize maritime flights.

Motto

Meaning "To construct".


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on February 22, 2003, in Volume 137, page 516 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of the Unit, assisted by Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, Cathy Sabourin, Fraser Herald, and the Heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority

Painter
Debra MacGarvie

Calligrapher
Judith Bainbridge


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military