Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armoured Division, US Army

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SPECIAL TROOPS BATTALION, 3RD BRIGADE, 1ST ARMOURED DIVISION, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armoured Division, US Army

Official blazon

Shield: On a pale Azure between a fasces Vert and a key Celeste, wards upward and outward, alightning bolt of the first, a base embattled Gules, masoned and edged of the first changed with a hexagon of the second, fimbriated and bearing another of the first; all within a brodure tierced in pairle Argent, of the third and of the second.
Crest: From a wreath Or and Azure, a crown olive Proper bound together by a ribbon Gules, of the second, Argent adn of the third surmounted by two scimitars Proper, points upward, in saltire at base.
Motto: Forward always

Origin/meaning

The fasces symbolises the Military Police element of the Battalion, the key th Military Intelligence emlement. The lightning bolt symbolises the Signal element and the embattled wall en Engineer element and the hexagon the chemical reconnaissance provide to the Brigade. The colours of the brodure indicated the ability to deploy either by air, land or sea. The Crest*s olive Crwon symbolises praticipation in World War II and the crossed scimitars symbolises campaing credits for Southwest Asia and Iraq. The Ribbon symbolises the Valorous UNit decoration awarded to the Battalion. The Coat of Arms was approved 7 September 2007.


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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army