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

Shearwater, Nova Scotia
Approval of a Badge
July 1, 1995
Vol. III, p. 367

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Blazon

Badge

Argent a shearwater volant proper and in base two barrulets wavy Azure;

Motto

SUPRA MARE VOLAMUS;


Symbolism

Badge

The wavy barrulets represent the coastal waters of the Atlantic signifying its global geography, and the shearwater portrays the unit's location.

Motto

Not applicable


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 4, 2006, in Volume 140, page 428 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Not available

Painter

Calligrapher


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military