51ST SIGNAL BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height consisting of shield blazoned: Tenné, on a bend Argent four telegraph poles in pale cross arm normal to bend Sable. Attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "SEMPER CONSTANS" in Black letters.

Symbolism
Orange and white are the colors traditionally associated with the Signal Corps. The bend is taken from the arms of Lorraine and St. Mihiel and represents two campaigns for which the unit was awarded streamers. The four telegraph poles represent the four engagements of the battalion during World War I. The motto translates to "Always Constant."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 11 July 1926.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Tenné, on a bend Argent four telegraph poles in pale cross arm normal to bend Sable.

Crest

On a wreath of colors (Argent and Tenné) the right winged foot of Mercury Argent.

Motto

SEMPER CONSTANS (Always Constant).

Symbolism

Shield

Orange and white are the colors traditionally associated with the Signal Corps. The bend is taken from the arms of Lorraine and St. Mihiel, and represents two campaigns for which the unit was awarded streamers. The four telegraph poles represent the four engagements of the battalion during World War I.

Crest

The winged foot of Mercury represents rapidity in the delivering of messages.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 14 January 1926.





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