266TH QUARTERMASTER BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall, consisting of the shield and motto of the coat of arms blazoned: Azure, between five bezants a bar wavy Argent cottised potenté Or. Attached below the shield a gold scroll inscribed "THE PROVIDERS" in blue letters.

Symbolism
The wavy bar represents the Rhineland and the gold bars between the five gold roundels are symbolic of direct support of combat troops throughout five campaigns in Italy, France and Germany.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 266th Quartermaster Battalion on 4 May 1964. It was redesignated on 27 Dec 1966 for the 266th Supply and Service Battalion. The insignia was redesignated and the description amended on 9 Oct 1986 for the 266th Quartermaster Battalion.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, between five bezants a bar wavy Argent cottised potenté Or.

Motto

THE PROVIDERS.

Symbolism
The wavy bar represents the Rhineland and the gold bars between the five gold roundels are symbolic of direct support of combat troops throughout five campaigns in Italy, France and Germany.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 4 May 1964.





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