303D ARMOR REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per bend Gules and Azure, issuant from sinister a dexter arm in armor fesswise, holding in gauntlet an assortment of tank parts, all Or. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "FIRE AND MOVEMENT" in Black.

Symbolism
Red, blue and yellow are the colors historically associated with Armor and the Armored Force of World War II. The mailed arm holding the tank parts is representative of the force and effectiveness of Armor.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 803d Tank Destroyer Battalion on 2 December 1942. It was redesignated for the 803d Tank Battalion on 22 September 1947. It was redesignated for the 303d Armor Regiment on 27 March 1961. The insignia was amended to change the symbolism on 30 September 1969. It was redesignated for the 303d Cavalry Regiment effective 1 September 2005. It redesignation for the 303d Cavalry Regiment was rescinded and the insignia was reauthorized for the 303d Armor Regiment effective 1 September 2005.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per bend Gules and Azure, issuant from sinister a dexter arm in armor fesswise, holding in gauntlet Or, an assortment of tank parts Argent.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Washington Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules a raven with wings endorsed issuing out of a ducal coronet all Proper.

Motto

FIRE AND MOVEMENT.

Symbolism

Shield

Red, blue and yellow are the colors historically associated with Armor and the Armored Force of World War II. The mailed arm holding the tank parts is representative of the force and effectiveness of Armor.

Crest

The crest is that of the Washington Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 803d Tank Destroyer Battalion on 2 December 1942. It was redesignated for the 803d Tank Battalion on 22 September 1947. It was amended to add the Washington National Guard crest on 13 October 1948. It was redesignated for the 303d Armor Regiment on 27 March 1961. The insignia was amended to change the symbolism on 30 September 1969. It was redesignated for the 303d Cavalry Regiment effective 1 September 2005. It redesignation for the 303d Cavalry Regiment was rescinded and the insignia was reauthorized for the 303d Armor Regiment effective 1 September 2005.





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