11TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
On a shield 2 3/4 inches (6.99 cm) in width overall divided diagonally from upper right to lower left, the upper portion red and the lower portion white, a rearing black horse facing to the left all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) black border.

Symbolism
The colors red and white are the traditional Cavalry colors and the rearing black horse alludes to the "Black Horse" nickname of the 11th Armored Cavalry.

Background
This insignia was approved on 1 May 1967. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-451)




Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall blazoned as follows: SHIELD: Or, within an orle Sable in chief two bolos saltirewise Gules hilted Azure and in base a cactus Proper. CREST: Upon a wreath of the colors Or and Sable a horse's head erased Sable. Attached below and to the sides of the device a Gold scroll inscribed "ALLONS" in Black letters.

Symbolism
The regiment was organized in 1901 and saw service in the Philippines. This is indicated by the crossed bolos with red blades and blue hilts. The regiment rendered very good service on the Mexican Border in 1916 and this is indicated by the cactus. The regimental colors black and yellow are shown by the shield and the black border within the edge and by the color of the crest which shows against the yellow regimental flag. The motto translates to "Come."

Background
This insignia was originally approved for the 11th Cavalry Regiment on 6 January 1925. It was redesignated for the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment on 26 November 1951.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Or, within an orle Sable in chief two bolos saltirewise Gules hilted Azure and in base a cactus Proper.

Crest

Upon a wreath of the colors (Or and Sable) a horse's head erased Sable.

Motto

ALLONS (Come).

Symbolism
The regiment was organized in 1901 and saw service in the Philippines. This is indicated by the crossed bolos with red blades and blue hilts. The regiment rendered very good service on the Mexican Border in 1916 and this is indicated by the cactus. The regimental colors, black and yellow, are shown by the shield and the black border within the edge and by the color of the crest which shows against the yellow regimental flag.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 11th Cavalry Regiment on 25 August 1921. It was redesignated for the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment on 26 November 1951.




Combat Service Identification Badge


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 2 inches (5.08 cm) in height consisting of a design similar to the shoulder sleeve insignia.





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