252D ARTILLERY REGIMENT
Skip Navigation Links.
Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 inch (2.54 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, a saltire Gray fimbriated Or between in pale a sheathed Roman sword, point to base, and a fleur-de-lis of the last. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “UT QUOCUMPQUE PARATUS” in Black letters.

Symbolism
The shield is red for Artillery. The gray saltire commemorates service in the Confederate States Army during the Civil war. The sheathed Roman sword is taken from the Spanish War Service Medal, indicating that the organization did not leave the continental limits of the United States during the Spanish-American War. The fleur-de-lis symbolizes World War I service. The motto translates to “Prepared For Any Emergency.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 252d Coast Artillery Regiment on 14 March 1929. It was redesignated for the 150th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion on 29 April 1952. The insignia was redesignated for the 252d Artillery Regiment on 2 May 1960.




Coat of Arms

Coat Of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Gules, a saltire Gray fimbriated Or between in pale a sheathed Roman sword, point to base, and a fleur-de-lis of the last.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the North Carolina Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, a hornet’s nest hanging from bough beset with thirteen hornets all Proper.

Motto

UT QUOCUMQUE PARATUS (Prepared for Any Emergency).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is red for Artillery. The gray saltire commemorates service in the Confederate States Army during the Civil war. The sheathed Roman sword is taken from the Spanish War Service Medal, indicating that the organization did not leave the continental limits of the United States during the Spanish-American War. The fleur-de-lis symbolizes World War I service.

Crest

The crest is that of the North Carolina Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 252d Coast Artillery Regiment on 14 March 1929. It was redesignated for the 150th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion on 29 April 1952. The insignia was redesignated for the 252d Artillery Regiment on 2 May 1960.





Jump to Top