No 426 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

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NO 426 SQUADRON, ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE

Coat of arms (crest) of the No 426 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Official blazon

A thunderbird / Un oiseau de tonnerre.

Origin/meaning

The thunderbird is amythical bird, the sight of which is supposed to cause havoc and death to those who perceive it. It was the name given by some Indians to the first aeroplane they saw.


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Literature: Sent by the Canadian Embassy in Oslo.