The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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8 Air Maintenance Squadron

Astra, Ontario
Approval of a Badge
November 1, 1996
Vol. III, p. 377

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Blazon

Badge

Argent a representation of Sleipnir rampant Sable crined queued and hoofed Or;

Motto

CONJUNCTIS VIRIBUS;


Symbolism

Badge

In Norse mythology, Sleipnir was the eight-legged magical horse of the god Odin. Sleipnir was always prepared to transport Odin through the heavens and over the seas. Sleipnir symbolizes support, transportation and flight. The many legs suggest the various sections within this unit.

Motto

Meaning "With combined powers".


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