52D AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY REGIMENT
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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 overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, a bend potenté Or. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "SEMPER PARATUS" in Red letters.

Symbolism
The shield is red for Artillery. The gold potenté bend is an adaptation of the cottised bend on the arms of Champagne.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 538th Field Artillery Battalion on 29 December 1951. It was redesignated for the 52d Artillery Regiment on 19 December 1958. It was redesignated for the 52d Air Defense Artillery Regiment effective 1 September 1971.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Gules, a bend potenté Or.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, a locomotive affronté Gules, charged with the numeral "52" Or.

Motto

SEMPER PARATUS (Always Prepared).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is red for Artillery. The gold potenté bend is an adaptation of the cottised bend on the arms of Champagne.

Crest

The crest alludes to World War I service in France.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 52d Artillery, Coast Artillery Corps on 9 April 1921. It was redesignated for the 286th Coast Artillery Battalion and amended to delete the crest on 3 August 1944. It was redesignated for the 538th Field Artillery Battalion on 20 November 1944. The insignia was redesignated for the 52d Artillery Regiment and amended to add a crest on 19 December 1958. Effective 1 September 1971, the insignia was redesignated for the 52d Air Defense Artillery Regiment.





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