265TH ARTILLERY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules prickly pear cactus and a fleur-de-lis in pale Or. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “HOME AND COUNTRY” in Red letters.

Symbolism
The shield is scarlet for Artillery. The cactus symbolizes service on the Mexican Border and the fleur-de-lis for service in France during World War I.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 265th Coast Artillery Regiment on 25 June 1928. It was redesignated for the 148th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion on 9 May 1952. It was redesignated for the 148th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion on 14 May 1956. The insignia was redesignated for the 265th Artillery Regiment and amended to add a motto on 16 August 1968. It was rescinded on 8 July 1976.




Coat of Arms

Coat Of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Gules prickly pear cactus and a fleur-de-lis in pale Or.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Florida Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, an alligator statant Proper.

Motto

HOME AND COUNTRY.

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is scarlet for Artillery. The cactus symbolizes service on the Mexican Border and the fleur-de-lis for service in France during World War I.

Crest

The crest is that of the Florida Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 265th Coast Artillery Regiment on 25 June 1928. It was redesignated for the 148th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion on 9 May 1952. It was redesignated for the 148th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion on 14 May 1956. The insignia was redesignated for the 265th Artillery Regiment and amended to add a motto on 16 August 1968. It was rescinded on 8 July 1976.





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