Canadian Forces (CF) Unit Commendation may be awarded to any formation,
unit or subunit of the CF, or to any similar organization of a foreign
armed force working with or in conjunction with the CF, that has
performed a deed or activity considered beyond the demands of normal
duty. It may be awarded to winners of competitions only under very
The CF Unit
Commendation is accompanied by a special commemorative flag (with
proportions of one-and-a-half by one) and a gold medallion. The
medallion's design is embossed on the scroll.
The medallion is
kept as a permanent symbol of the award. The flag may be flown by units
or openly displayed in unit accommodations as a public distinction for a
period of one year from the date of the announcement of the award.
Thereafter, the flag may be kept as an historical artefact and memento
of the award.
unit citation was awarded to 439 Squadron for her role as the lead
squadron of the famed Desert Cats of the Gulf & Kuwait War.
hours a day, 7 days a week with 26 aircraft and 300 people, 439 along
with her sister Squadron (416) flew more than 50
air-ground bombing missions,
as well as performing numerous sweep and escort duties for
Coalition Forces in theatre.