371ST SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMBAT TRAINING SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Sable, bendy of five Argent between a hurt fimbriated and bearing a mullet of the second, charged with torteau, and a Chinthe Or collared Azure, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "SCIENTIA INVICTUS" in Yellow letters.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "371 SOCTS" in Yellow letters.


Symbolism

Ultramarine blue and Air Force yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The black background symbolizes the night environment in which the unit operates. The five diagonal white stripes from upper left to lower right were created as invasion stripes to easily identify Allied Air Forces and symbolize the unit's heritage from the First Air Commando Group in the Burma invasion of 1944. The Chinthe is a divisional emblem, representing operators called "Chindits" and is also a mythical beast guardian of Burmese temples. The hurt bearing a mullet charged with a torteau is a symbol similar to the United States Army Air Forces emblem used during World War II. The Latin motto, "SCIENTIA INVICTUS," translates to "UNCONQUERABLE KNOWLEDGE" in English.






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