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

Lazo, British Columbia
Approval of a Badge
March 1, 1996
Vol. III, p. 372

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Blazon

Badge

Argent a sharp shinned hawk displayed and perched upon a dogwood branch leaved and flowered all proper;

Motto

VESTIGIA NULLA RETRORSUM;


Symbolism

Badge

The sharp shinned hawk, a short winged bird of prey, is indigenous to the area of British Columbia where the unit was formed. Although not large, the bird is forceful. The western dogwood is plentiful and identifies the same area.

Motto

Meaning "No retreat".


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