Volume 4: Operational Flying Squadrons

103 Search and Rescue Squadron

103 Search and Rescue Squadron Badge

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BADGE

Description

A St. Bernard Dog's head erased carrying from a collar a keg.

Significance

The functions of this squadron are symbolized by a St. Bernard dog. This breed was first trained in the early 18th Century by the monks in the St. Bernard Hospice in the Alps, and has since been known for it's sagacity and devotion to its task in search and rescue operations.

MOTTO

SEEK AND SAVE

BATTLE HONOURS

None

LINEAGE

Authorized as '103 Rescue Unit' 2 May 1977,1 from '424 Search and Rescue Squadron Detachment Gander' (authorized 15 January 1977).2
Redesignated '103 Search and Rescue Squadron' 1 March 1997.4
Rebaptisé « 103e Escadron de recherche et de sauvetage » le 1er mars 1997.2

Note - No lineal connection with '103 Rescue Unit' of 1947-1968. See 413 Squadron.

SQUADRON STANDARD

103 Search and Rescue Squadron

1. NDHQ Message/Message du QGDN, DOE 229, 111700Z May/mai 77, file/dossier 1901-2525 TD 7110 (DOE), on AHR file/dans le dossier RHA 1326-2575

2. NDHQ Message/Message du QGDN, C Prog 52, 131430Z Jan/jan 77, file/dossier 1901-2021 (C Prog), on AHR file/dans le dossier RHA 1326-2575

3. CFOO/OOFC 2.18.1, 9 September/septembre 1977, file/dossier 1901-2575 (DMCO)

4. 103 Sqn AHR/RHA du 103e Esc, 2 March/mars 1998, file/dossier 1325-1 (CO), on AHR file/dans le dossier RHA 1326-2575. This was authorized by MOO/Cela fut autorisé par le DMO 97007, 20 February/février 1997

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