The Ross Ferguson 242 squadron operates out of the Erin Legion in Erin Ontario.
The 242 Squadron is named in memory of a decorated local WWII veteran, Mr. Ross Ferguson.
He was born in Scotsguard, Saskatchewan in 1923 and made Erin Ontario his home. He enlisted in 1942 and was a navigator that completed two tours of duty in both Lancaster and Wellington Bombers. His career was distinguished by both a Distinguished Flying Cross, and then a bar to the DFC.
There are several symbolic images within our crest that represent influences, directions and goals of our squadron. The Lancaster bomber takes center stage on our crest as it is widely accepted as one of the primary aircraft responsible for the outcome of WWII. Also, as mentioned above Mr. Ross Ferguson was a navigator in the Lancaster with RCAF Squadron 405 therefore the Lancaster holds special significance to our squadron.
The four leaf clover is a symbol of our town, Erin which is of Irish heritage. Each leaf represents hope, faith, love, and luck. The background shading creates a water, cloud, and sky image.
The Latin Motto, “Ausus sum tui optimus” translates to “Dare to be your best”, reflecting the desire of the squadron to challenge the cadets not just to do their best, but to be their best.
These symbolic images come together to make a visual statement about who we are, where we are, and what we are. The 242 Ross Ferguson Air Cadet Squadron, located in Erin Ontario.