447TH SIGNAL BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver metal and enamel device 1 5/32 inches (2.94 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Tenné, four beacons Argent the flames Proper fimbriated of the last. Attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "SIGNA VICTORIAE" in Red letters.

Symbolism
Orange and white are for the Signal Corps. The beacons are an ancient symbol of signal service, the four symbolize the organization's campaigns in Europe during World War II.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 9 June 1955.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Tenné, four beacons Argent the flames Proper fimbriated of the last.

Crest

From a wreath Argent and Tenné a lightning bolt fesswise of the first supporting a lion passant Or charged on the shoulder with a fleur-de-lis Azure.

Motto

SIGNA VICTORIAE (Signals for Victory).

Symbolism

Shield

Orange and white are for the Signal Corps. The beacons are an ancient symbol of signal service; the four symbolize the organization's campaigns in Europe during World War II.

Crest

The lion, symbolic of strength and courage, is combined with a fleur-de-lis to commemorate service during World War II in France and Central Europe. Gold is emblematic of honor and high achievement. The lightning bolt represents quick response and electronic capabilities.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 9 June 1955. It was amended to include a crest on 4 March 1997.





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