MANITOBA AIR CADET
SQUADRON BADGES AND HERALDRY

Air Cadet Squadron badges play an important part in creating an esprit de corps within the squadron. The authorized badges for Manitoba's squadrons are based on heraldic customs, traditions, the geographical location or the historical background of the squadron.

To provide an official basis for individual Squadron badges, the Air Cadet League of Canada has adopted a basic design for such a badge. The official Squadron badge incorporates the following elements:

  1. the Canadian Coronet - featuring the maple leaf;
  2. a ribbon incorporating the words "Royal Canadian Air Cadets"; and
  3. space for the following individual squadron elements - Squadron Number, Squadron Symbol, and Squadron Name or Motto.

Official approval may be granted for Squadron badges by following the established procedure required to adopt the design.

Each squadron has one official crest only. However, it may introduce other badge, emblem, medallion, certificate or insignia to recognize a particular event or attainment. Such insignia are referred to as "unofficial badges" and are authorized by the Sponsoring Committee Chairman and the Commanding Officer and can be excellent morale boosters.

The official badges for Manitoba Air Cadet Squadrons follow...

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6 RCACS

6 (Jim Whitecross) RCACS
Winnipeg, MB

"Nata Volaire"
"Born to Fly"

Formed September 24, 1941

Sponsored by -
The Lions Club of Winnipeg

9 RCACS

9 RCACS
Neepawa, MB

"Land of Plenty"

Formed September 24, 1941

Sponsored by -
Neepawa Branch 23,
Royal Canadian Legion

50 RCACS

50 (Lt Colonel Barker, VC) RCACS
Dauphin, MB

Formed August 6, 1953

Sponsored by -
Dauphin Branch 20,
Royal Canadian Legion

82 RCACS

82 (Brandon Rotary) RCACS
Brandon, MB

"Over All Things Everywhere"

Formed January 12, 1942

Sponsored by -
Brandon Rotary Club

158 RCACS

158 (Fisher) RCACS
Fisher Branch, MB

"Fisher"

Formed September 1, 1989

Sponsored by -
The 158 Squadron
Parents' Committee

170 RCACS

170 (St. James) RCACS
Winnipeg, MB

"Truth, Pride, Dedication"

Formed October 3, 1942

Sponsored by -
170 St. James
Royal Canadian Air Cadet
Squadron Sponsoring Committee

176 RCACS

176 (Boeing of Canada) RCACS
Winnipeg, MB

"In Excelsis Vincimus"
"We conquer in the heights!"

Formed October 16, 1942

Sponsored by -
176 Boeing of Canada
Royal Canadian Air Cadet
Squadron Sponsoring Committee

177 RCACS

177 (Air Canada) RCACS
Winnipeg, MB

"Qusquefac Valeat Dies"
"Every Day we get Stronger"

Formed October 19, 1942

Sponsored by -
177 Air Canada
Royal Canadian Air Cadet
Squadron Parent Sponsoring Body

179 RCACS

179 RCACS
Morden, MB

"Fortitudo Per Scientiam"
"Strength Through Knowledge"

Formed June 1, 1983

Sponsored by -
Morden Branch 11,
Royal Canadian Legion

182 RCACS

182 (G.M. Stefnufastur) RCACS
Gimli, MB

"Stefnufastur"
"Swift and Sure"

Formed September 1, 1983

Sponsored by -
Gimli Branch 182,
Royal Canadian Legion

191 RCACS

191 (West Winnipeg Rotary) RCACS
Winnipeg, MB

Formed November 11, 1942

Sponsored by -
The West Winnipeg Rotary Club

199 RCACS

199 (St. Vital) RCACS
Winnipeg, MB

"Actus Sapienta Vincent"
"Growth Wisdom Excellence"

Formed January 29, 2003

Sponsored by -
199 St. Vital
Royal Canadian Air Cadet
Squadron Sponsoring Committee

220 RCACS

220 (Red River) RCACS
Winnipeg, MB

"From the Past to the Future"

Formed November 27, 1942

Sponsored by -
Red River #220
Royal Canadian Air Cadet
Squadron Parents' Association

249 RCACS

249 RCACS
Beausejour, MB

Formed March 2, 1967

Sponsored by -
The 249 Squadron Parents' Association

263 RCACS

263 (Intrepid) RCACS
Melita, MB

"Ex Ungue Leonem"
"You know the lion by its claws"

Formed August 15, 1962

Sponsored by -
The Lions Club of Melita

301 RCACS

301 (Alan McLeod, V.C.) RCACS
Stonewall, MB

"Amat Victoria Curam"
"Victory favours those who take pains"

Formed January 29, 2009

Sponsored by -
Stonewall Branch 52,
Royal Canadian Legion

303 RCACS

303 (The Pas Elks) RCACS
The Pas, MB

"Tristis Non Vincere"

Formed February 8, 1952

Sponsored by -
The Pas BPO Elks

307 RCACS

307 (Stoneybrook) RCACS
Steinbach, MB

"Anhelo Optimus"
"The desire to be one of the best"

Formed February 1, 2006

Sponsored by -
The 307 Squadron
Parents' Committee

317 RCACS

317 RCACS
Strathclair, MB

"To Learn To Serve To Advance"

Formed August 25, 1943

Sponsored by -
Strathclair Air Cadets
Sponsoring Association

519 RCACS

519 (Swan Valley) RCACS
Swan River, MB

"Swan Valley"

Formed February 3, 1950

Sponsored by -
Swan River Branch 39,
Royal Canadian Legion

573 RCACS

573 (Andrew Mynarski, V.C.) RCACS
Winnipeg, MB

Formed May 26, 1953

Sponsored by -
573 Andrew Mynarski, V.C.
Royal Canadian Air Cadet
Squadron Sponsoring Committee

575 RCACS

575 (Terrier) RCACS
Portage La Prairie, MB

"The Air is Our Path"

Formed September 2, 1953

Sponsored by -
Allied Aviation and
Portage La Prairie Branch 65,
Royal Canadian Legion

677 RCACS

677 RCACS
Russell, MB

Formed July 3, 1958

Sponsored by -
Russell BPO Elks and
Russell Branch 159,
Royal Canadian Legion

737 RCACS

737 (Northern Pride) RCACS
Thompson. MB

"Northern Pride"

Formed May 27, 1963

Sponsored by -
Thompson Branch 244,
Royal Canadian Legion

Squadron Badge Poster
The poster displaying all twenty-four of the badges of Manitoba's Air Cadet Squadrons was published in recognition of the 75th Anniversary celebrations in 2016.


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