Naval Barracks Suffisant, Curaçao, Netherlands Navy

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NAVAL BARRACKS SUFFISANT, CURAÇAO, NETHERLANDS NAVY

Coat of arms (crest) of the Naval Barracks Suffisant, Curaçao, Netherlands Navy

Official blazon

In azuur een divi-boom (Waaiboom), de kruin naar rechts en staande op een grond, alles van zilver. als embleemspreuk IK WEERSTA ELKE STORM in Latinjse letters van zilver op een lint van azuur.

Origin/meaning

The divi-divi tree is characteristic of the Island of Curaçao, where Suffisant is located. By the north-east trade wind it is force to grow in just one direction. The tree can withstand exceptionall heavy storms and is therefore an approriate symbol ofthe Marine Unit that bears this badge. Approved 17 June 1971.

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