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Region Gliding School (Prairie)

Gimli, Manitoba
Approval of a Badge
January 1, 2001
Vol. IV, p. 167

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Blazon

Badge

Argent a Viking long ship in trian aspect oars in action proper shields Or flying a sail Bleu-Celeste charged with an eagle volant affronté head to the sinister Or in base three bars wavy Azure;

Motto

CAELIS TACITIS CONJICIUNTUR;


Symbolism

Badge

The badge shows a Viking long ship under sail, the sail itself of sky blue and featuring an eagle in flight. The long ship is a reference to the badge of former CFB Gimli, which was within a settlement founded by Icelandic Canadians and thus honours their heritage. The Gliding School badge is made distinctive through the colouring of the sail, the orientation of the ship and the use of the eagle for flight.

Motto

Meaning "The skies being silent, they are launched".


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 3, 2001, in Volume 135, page 4056 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the Heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority

Painter
Robert Grey

Calligrapher
Suzzann Wright


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military