26TH CAVALRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches in width on a wreath of the colors Or and Azure a Black horse's head charging erased at the neck bridled and a dexter cubit arm erased habited Olive Drab the hand grasping a sabre at the charge all Proper. A Gold scroll attached around the top of the insignia inscribed "OUR STRENGTH IS IN LOYALTY" in Blue letters. The insignia to be made in pairs.

Symbolism
The insignia is the crest of the coat of arms and signifies the dashing spirit of the Cavalry service.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 6 February 1924. It was rescinded on 2 February 1959.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure a sun in splendor with twelve wavy rays Or.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure a Black horse's head charging erased at the neck bridled and a dexter cubit arm erased habited Olive Drab the hand grasping a sabre at the charge all Proper.

Motto

OUR STENGTH IS IN LOYALTY.

Symbolism

Shield

The Regiment was organized in 1922 from personnel transferred from the 25th Field Artillery which in turn has been formed from personnel of the 4th Philippine Infantry and the 45th Infantry. The shield is blue for the old Infantry Regiments and also for the color of the sea, which surrounds the Islands. The sun is similar to one which appeared on a flag of the Philippine Insurrection. The twelve rays refer to the twelve principal tribes from which the soldiers of the Regiment came, i.e., Ilocanos, Cagayanes, Pangasinans, Zambals, Pampangos, Igorots, Tagalogs, Bicols, Ilongots, Samars, Cebuanos, and Moros.

Crest

The crest signifies the dashing spirit of the Cavalry service.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 20 August 1924. It was rescinded on 2 February 1959.





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