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430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron
Confirmation of the blazon of a Badge
March 15, 2012
Vol. VI, p. 122
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Argent on a sun in splendour Or a gyrfalcon’s head erased Argent langued Gules;
The gyrfalcon, found in northern Canada, is known for its exceptional fighting ability. The sun suggests bringing light and information to the troops and thus represents the squadron’s original role in fighter reconnaissance.
This Latin phrase means “Swiftly and surely”.
Canada Gazette Information
The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 3, 2012, in Volume 146, page 3054 of the Canada Gazette.
The badge was originally approved in August 1955.