103rd Chemical Battalion, Kentucky Army National Guard
103RD CHEMICAL BATTALION, KENTUCKY ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Azure (Cobalt Blue),a saltire Or, overall a dragon rampant Vert breathing flames Proper.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Kentucky Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Azure (Cobalt Blue) within a garland of trumpet vine clasped hands clothed at the wrists all Proper.
Motto: Stabilis Victoria (Support the Victory).
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure (Cobalt Blue), a saltire Or, overall a dragon rampant Vert breathing flames Proper. Across the bottom is a Dark blue scroll doubled and inscribed with "STABILIS VICTORIA" in Gold letters.
The Dark Blue colour symbolises the Kentucky Soldiers that fought on the Union Side in the US Civil War, and the Saltire those who fougth on the Confederate Side. The Dragon breathing fire symbolises Chemical Warfare.
The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia, was both approved on 15 August 2002.
Literature: Images and Information from the Institute of Heraldry, US Army.