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

Montréal, Quebec
Approval of a Badge
September 1, 1995
Vol. III, p. 369

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Blazon

Motto

IN UTRUMQUE PARATUS;

Badge

Argent a griffin segreant Azure armed langued and beaked Gules;


Symbolism

Motto

Meaning “Ready for all situations”.

Badge

The griffin, half eagle, half lion, symbolizes the Wing's provision of air support to land forces. The eagle's eyes and wings are representative of the Wing's keen vision and power of flight, while the lion's body portrays its courage and strength. The colours blue and red indicate the air force and army elements of the Wing's role.


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