103 Search and Rescue Squadron

The official lineage of the 103 Search and Rescue Squadron.

Badge

Squadron Standard

Standard

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

Notes:

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

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