303D CAVALRY REGIMENT - WAARNG
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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 the shield of the coat of arms blazoned: Per chevron enhanced embattled Sable and Or, a spur with leather strap with buckle, of the first. Attached below the shield a Black scroll inscribed "ALWAYS IN THE LEAD" in Gold letters.

Symbolism
Yellow is the color traditionally associated with Cavalry. The embattled chevron symbolizes spearhead capabilities and Armor protected mobility. The spur, alluding to the history and traditions of Cavalry, represents responsiveness and mobility. Together, these elements underscore the unit's mission. The color black connotes determination, dependability and twenty four hour capability.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 30 June 1989.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per chevron enhanced embattled Sable and Or, a spur with leather strap with buckle, Proper.

Crest

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

Motto

ALWAYS IN THE LEAD.

Symbolism

Shield

Yellow is the color traditionally associated with Cavalry. The embattled chevron symbolizes spearhead capabilities and Armor protected mobility. The spur, alluding to the history and traditions of Cavalry, represents responsiveness and mobility. Together, these elements underscore the unit's mission. The color black connotes determination, dependability and twenty four hour capability.

Crest

The crest is that of the Washington Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 30 June 1989. It was amended to include the crest in the blazon on 14 July 1989.





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