COAST ARTILLERY SCHOOL
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 inch (2.54 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per fess wavy Gules and Azure in chief on an oval escutcheon of the first (Gules) in front of the cannon saltirewise Or an Artillery projectile paleways within a bordure of the last (Or) in base a submarine mine of the like (Or).

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 16 October 1929.




Device


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per fess wavy Gules and Azure in chief on an oval escutcheon of the first (Gules) in front of the cannon saltirewise Or an Artillery projectile paleways within a bordure of the last (Or) in base a submarine mine of the like (Or).

Supporters

Two cannons paleways Or.

Motto

DEFENDIMUS (We Defend).

Symbolism

Shield

The design was used by The Coast Artillery School for many years but was never recorded by the War Department. It is a shield of red and blue parted horizontally by a wavy line; on the upper red portion of the shield is the insignia of the Coast Artillery, and on the lower blue portion a submarine mine in gold. A scroll bearing the words "Coast Artillery School" may be added to the device.

Supporters

Two cannons, muzzles up, are used as supporters.

Background
The device was approved on 8 November 1924.





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