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Distinctive Unit Insignia

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 inch (2.54 cm) in height consisting of a gold octagon having each of its angles scored with rays, and enclosing a blue eight-lobed ring within which is a gold disc of eight lobes charged throughout with a white saltire with four red arrowheads pointing outward crosswise from a small red disc in center, all standing on a gold scroll shaped to coincide with the lower three sides of the octagon and terminating at either side, bearing the motto "PROTECT AND PROVIDE" in black letters.

The colors scarlet and yellow (gold) are used for Artillery and by inference also refer to the Ordnance units subordinate to the Group. The four arrowheads are arranged to suggest the NATO star alluding to the Group's NATO support mission. The crossed white bars simulate aircraft runways and refer to the Group's support assignment to the Second Allied Tactical Air Force. The design as a whole suggests an artillery shell exploding in the sky.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 13 January 1969. It was amended to correct an error in the description and to include the motto and scroll on 6 March 1969.

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