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

Borden, Ontario
Approval of a Badge
September 1, 1997
Vol. III, p. 392

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Blazon

Badge

Four eaglets Or;

Motto

DISCERE · PERFICERE · EXCELLERE;


Symbolism

Badge

16 Wing perpetuates the historic badge of RCAF Station Camp Borden. This consists of four eaglets representing the various stages in the birth and evolution of military aviation in Canada: from the Royal Flying Corps to the Canadian Air Force, the Royal Canadian Air Force, up to the present day Air Command of the Canadian Armed Forces. All of these have served at Camp Borden.

Motto

Meaning "To learn, to perfect, to excel".


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 4, 2006, in Volume 140, page 429 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Not available

Painter

Calligrapher


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military