426TH SIGNAL BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Argent, between a chevron per chevron embattled Vert and Gules four roundels engrailed of eight three in chief one and two and one in base Tenné each charged with an annulet Or. Attached below the shield is a Silver scroll inscribed "THE COMMANDING VOICE" in Black letters.

Symbolism
The four roundels stand for the four area Signal Centers which are installed, operated and maintained by the Battalion. The radiant edges indicate the emission and transmission of signal information; the gold annulets refer to circuit control. The chevron alludes to the mountains of Italy and stands for the Battalion's two campaigns in that country during World War II. Green, white and red are the Italian national colors. The embattled division line refers to combat service and also indicates that the unit is organized as a Signal Combat Battalion. The colors orange and white are used for the Signal Corps.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 13 November 1967.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Argent, between a chevron per chevron embattled Vert and Gules four roundels engrailed of eight three in chief one and two and one in base Tenné each charged with an annulet Or.

Crest

None.

Motto

THE COMMANDING VOICE.

Symbolism

Shield

The four roundels stand for the four area Signal Centers which are installed, operated and maintained by the Battalion. The radiant edges indicate the emission and transmission of signal information; the gold annulets refer to circuit control. The chevron alludes to the mountains of Italy and stands for the Battalion's two campaigns in that country during World War II. Green, white and red are the Italian national colors. The embattled division line refers to combat service and also indicates that the unit is organized as a Signal Combat Battalion. The colors orange and white are used for the Signal Corps.

Crest

None.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 9 October 1967.





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