11TH ARMORED DIVISION
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
On an equilateral triangle with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) green border, 3 7/16 inches (8.73 cm) in height overall, one point up, divided into three sections, the upper section yellow, the dexter section blue, and the sinister section red, a gun bendwise in front of a tank track and wheels all black and overall a red lightning flash bend sinisterwise. In the apex the Arabic numeral "11" in black letters.

Symbolism
Yellow, blue and red are the colors of the branches from which Armored units were formed. The tank tread, gun and lightning flash are symbolic of mobility, power and speed. The Division's designation is in Arabic numerals.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 22 November 1940.




Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall consisting of a manticore's head caboshed, armed and eyed in green above a green scroll inscribed "J'AVANCE" in silver letters.

Symbolism
The functions of the Division are allegorically represented by the manticore's head. A ferocious appearing human head on the body of a tiger, this animal heraldically signifies great fierceness and valor when enraged to combat. The horns form the numerical designation of the Division. The motto translates to "I Advance" and expresses the continuous advance of the organization under all obstacles.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 14 January 1943.





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