PHILIPPINE COMBAT HEADQUARTERS
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
On a scarlet spade shaped shield 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in width a yellow carabao's head caboshed.

Symbolism
The head of a carabao was the general symbol used to identify Philippine Scout personnel.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the Philippine Division on 8 July 1922. It was redesignated for the 12th Infantry Division on 27 November 1946. The insignia was redesignated for the Philippine Combat Headquarters on 15 December 1947. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-55)





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