52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, US Army

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52ND AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY REGIMENT, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, US Army

Official blazon

Shield: Gules, a bend potenté Or.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, a locomotive affronté Gules, charged with the numeral “52” Or.
Motto:SEMPER PARATUS (Always Prepared).

Origin/meaning

The shield is red for Artillery. The gold potenté bend is an adaptation of the cottised bend on the arms of Champagne. The crest alludes to World War I service in France.

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 52d Artillery Regiment, Coast Artillery Corps on 9 April 1921. It was redesignated for the 286th Coast Artillery Battalion and amended to delete the crest on 3 August 1944. It was redesignated for the 538th Field Artillery Battalion on 20 November 1944. The insignia was redesignated for the 52d Artillery Regiment and amended to add a crest on 19 December 1958. Effective 1 September 1971, the insignia was redesignated for the 52d Air Defense Artillery Regiment.


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