52D AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY BRIGADE
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in width overall consisting of a sheaf of four gold arrows, points up, with the areas between the shafts of blue. Diagonally to the arrows and above a gold scroll with black letters bearing the motto “VIGILANT AND READY” two red fleurs-de-lis edged with a broad gold border.

Symbolism
The four upright poised arrows on a field of blue symbolize air defense readiness and also allude to the four campaign credits awarded in World War II. The tow fleurs-de-lis refer to the two major areas of participation, France and the Rhineland.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 52d Artillery Brigade on 9 December 1966. It was redesignated for the 52d Air Defense Artillery Brigade on 6 April 1972.





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