1ST BRIGADE, 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 inch (2.54 cm) in height overall consisting of a fleur-de-lis vair.

Symbolism
The 1st Infantry Brigade had in its organization both the 16th Infantry Regiment and 18th Infantry Regiment. The fleur-de-lis of the arms of Soissons is from the coat of arms of the 18th Infantry Regiment. The fur vair (white (silver) and blue) of the arms of Fléville is from the coat of arms of the 16th Infantry Regiment.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 1st Infantry Brigade on 8 August 1928. It was rescinded on 29 July 1964. The insignia was reinstated for the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division and amended to revise the description and add a symbolism on 28 November 1980.





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