History of the Crest
Airport: Dorval to the West with its airport and control tower, directs the big iron birds to the right destinations.
Lighthouse: Lachine to the east, with its lighthouse, guides far away the ships returning from their long journeys.
Damier: The checkerboard marks the passage of the Tactical Escadrille 441 Silver Fox to Lachine in the 1940s. The original colors of this checkerboard are yellow and black.
Colors of the Squadron: Blue represents the sky and the sea. Silver represents the silver fox, cunning and ambitious.
Silver Fox: In memory of those 441 soldiers who gave their lives in defense of their country and allies.
The 686 Squadron was founded on December 12, 1958. Initially, the unit was under the direction of the Frères Maristes of Dorval. The Squadron was named 686 Dorval Squadron and trained at École St-Louis-de-Marie in Dorval.