111th Field Artillery Regiment, Virginia Army National Guard

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111TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT, VIRGINIA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD


Arms of 111th Field Artillery Regiment, Virginia Army National Guard

(Shoulder Sleeve Insignia)
Arms of 111th Field Artillery Regiment, Virginia Army National Guard

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)


Official blazon

Shield: Gules, two pallets Argent, a saltire Azure fimbriated of the second (Argent), overall a fleur-de-lis Or.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Virginia Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules, “Virtus the genius of the Commonwealth dressed as an Amazon, resting on a spear with one hand and holding a sword in the other; and treading on Tyranny, represented by a man prostrate, a crown falling from his head, a broken chain in his left hand and a scourge in his right” all Proper.
Motto: NUNQUAM NON PARATUS (Never Unprepared).

Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/32 inches (2.78 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, two pallets Argent, a saltire Azure fimbriated of the second (Argent), overall a fleur-de-lis Or.

Origin/meaning

Shield: The shield is red for Artillery with two vertical white stripes, thus suggesting the battle streamer for the War of 1812. The blue saltire edged with white is for the service in the Confederate Army in the Civil War. The gold fleur-de-lis is for service in France in World War I.

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 111th Field Artillery Regiment on 13 April 1925. It was redesignated for the 111th Field Artillery Battalion on 9 October 1942. It was redesignated for the 111th Artillery Regiment on 9 May 1960. The insignia was redesignated for the 111th Field Artillery Regiment on 7 September 1976. The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 111th Field Artillery Regiment on 16 April 1925. It was amended to omit the motto on 11 May 1925. It was redesignated for the 111th Field Artillery Battalion on 9 October 1942. It was redesignated for the 111th Artillery Regiment on 9 May 1960. The insignia was redesignated for the 111th Field Artillery Regiment on 7 September 1976.


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Literature: Images from Wikimedia Commons. Inforamtion from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army. Catgory: Granted 1925