82D 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 overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per pale wavy Tenné and Argent, a fleur-de-lis, the outer petals each charged with a lozenge, all counterchanged, overall on a winged chevronel abased Sable fimbriated of the second, four plates accosted by six billets three and three of the last. Attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "THE COMMANDER'S VOICE" in Black letters.

Symbolism
The colors orange and white are for the Signal Corps. The wavy central partition line represents the Rhine River, which flows in a northerly direction and is an essential waterway in the Rhineland, where the organization served in World War II. The fleur-de-lis symbolizes France where the battalion served in World Wars I and II, a fact alluded to by the division and counterchanging of said charge. The two diamonds allude to the two leading nations in the diamond cutting industry, Belgium and the Netherlands, where the battalion served in World War II. The winged chevron indicates their historic airborne mission and the color black is taken from the field of the Belgian coat of arms. The chevron markings are the international Morse code symbols for "82", the numerical designation of the battalion.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 27 October 1958.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per pale wavy Tenné and Argent, a fleur-de-lis, the outer petals each charged with a lozenge, all counterchanged, overall on a winged chevronel abased Sable fimbriated of the second, four plates accosted by six billets three and three of the last.

Crest

None.

Motto

THE COMMANDER'S VOICE.

Symbolism

Shield

The colors orange and white are for the Signal Corps. The wavy central partition line represents the Rhine River, which flows in a northerly direction and is an essential waterway in the Rhineland, where the organization served in World War II. The fleur-de-lis symbolizes France where the battalion served in World Wars I and II, a fact alluded to by the division and counterchanging of said charge. The two diamonds allude to the two leading nations in the diamond cutting industry, Belgium and the Netherlands, where the battalion served in World War II. The winged chevron indicates their historic airborne mission and the color black is taken from the field of the Belgian coat of arms. The chevron markings are the international Morse code symbols for "82", the numerical designation of the battalion.

Crest

None.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 27 October 1958.





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