Military Region of Angola, Portuguese Army

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MILITARY REGION OF ANGOLA, PORTUGUESE ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the Military Region of Angola, Portuguese Army

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The Flower a Welwitchia Mirablis grows in the Desert by Moçamedes in Angola and symbolises resistance. The Brodure symbolises a Military Region. The Crest indicates the Army defending Angola. The Motto translates as "Constant and Loyal". The field is Or the brodure Gules and the Flower Vert seeded Or. Mantling Vert doubled Or. Crest Lion Jambs Gules holding a Shield as in the Arms whitout a brodure.

Following Independence of Angola in 1975, these Coat of Arms is obsolete.

Literature: Normas de Heráldica do Exército Regulamento da Simbologica do Exército