The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
Heraldry Today

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12 Air Maintenance Squadron

Shearwater, Nova Scotia
Approval of a Badge
April 1, 1997
Vol. III, p. 385

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Argent within a circle of rope proper and upon a saltire Azure the quadrant in base barry wavy Argent and Azure a lion rampant Gules;


BUAN-LEANALTAS, a Scots Gaelic expression meaning "Perseverance";


In general, the symbolism of emblems prior to 2000 does not exist in an appropriate format for the online Register.


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 4, 2006, in Volume 140, page 428 of the Canada Gazette.

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