543D SUPPORT GROUP
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height consisting of a modified dark blue trefoil on which is centered at base a gold rocky mound supporting a buff lighthouse with a red diagonal stripe just below a white light at the top from which extends four white rays two at left and two at right with a gold star at top center; crossed saltirewise over the lower portion of the lighthouse is a gold quill and key.

Symbolism
The colors red and buff are used by Support units. Blue is for water suggesting the seaport role of Bremerhaven. The trefoil denotes the unit's threefold support mission of logistics, administration and provisions. The lighthouse and rays allude to the unit as the guiding light of the area and to its location in a port city. The rock base denotes the strong support provided and the red stripe refers to the unit's distinguishing flag; the north star signifies the Group's location in Northern Germany and that others look to it for guidance. The quill denotes administration and the key, a symbol of logistics, is adapted from the "Bremer Key" which is associated with the "Hanseatic Cities" of Bremen, Hamburg, and Lubeck all located in Northern Germany.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 4 October 1985.





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