Military Region South, Portuguese Army
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MILITARY REGION SOUTH, PORTUGUESE ARMY
History: Military Region South was deactivated 2006. During 1970-1975 it was known as Military Region Evora and before that 3rd Military Region (1962-1970), 2nd Military Region (1960-1962) and
4th military Region (1926-1960).
The Cross symbolises the Order of Aviz founded in Coimbra but King Afonso Henriques transferred it to Evora (Location of the HQ of Military Region South). The Eagle symbolises Aves = Wings alluding to the Order of Aviz. The Motto translates as "Vigilance and Fidelity".
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Literature: Normas de Heráldica do Exército Regulamento da Simbologica do Exército