103D CHEMICAL BATTALION
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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: Azure (Cobalt Blue), a saltire Or, overall a dragon rampant Vert breathing flames Proper. Across the bottom is a Dark Blue scroll doubled and inscribed with "STABILIS VICTORIA" in Gold letters.

Symbolism
Cobalt blue and golden yellow are the colors associated with the Army Chemical Corps. The saltire symbolizes strength. During the Civil War, Kentucky was home to courageous soldiers that fought for both the Union and Confederate armies. The saltire, adapted from the Confederate Flag, and the dark blue color, which represents Union blue, commemorate the fighting spirit of these Civil War soldiers. The dragon, a fearsome and legendary creature, refers to the Regimental Chemical Corps' coat of arms. It is breathing fire to highlight the fire and destruction of chemical warfare.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 15 August 2002.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure (Cobalt Blue), a saltire Or, overall a dragon rampant Vert breathing flames Proper.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Kentucky Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Azure (Cobalt Blue) within a garland of trumpet vine clasped hands clothed at the wrists all Proper.

Motto

STABILIS VICTORIA (Support the Victory).

Symbolism

Shield

Cobalt blue and golden yellow are the colors associated with the Army Chemical Corps. The saltire symbolizes strength. During the Civil War, Kentucky was the home to courageous soldiers that fought for both the Union and Confederate armies. The saltire, adapted from the Confederate Flag, and the dark blue color, which represents the Union blue, commemorate the fighting spirit of these Civil War soldiers. The dragon, a fearsome and legendary creature, refers to the Regimental Chemical Corps' coat of arms. It is breathing fire to highlight the fire and destruction of chemical warfare.

Crest

The crest is that of the Kentucky Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 15 August 2002.





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