265TH AIR DEFENSE 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, on the bend nebuly Or between a bezant bearing a mullet of four points Azure and a roundel barry wavy of six of the second and of the last, a lightning flash of the third. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “HOME AND COUNTRY” in Black letters.

Symbolism
The colors scarlet and yellow are used for Air Defense Artillery. The unit’s service in Alaska during World War II is denoted by the bezant, symbol for gold, and the 4-pointed polar star. The diagonal stripe with the nebuly edges, heraldic symbol of clouds, bearing a lightning flash signifies the present Air Defense Artillery mission. The barry wavy roundel alludes to water and refers to the former Coast Artillery service. Additionally, it indicates the organization’s present location in Florida, and alludes to the legendary “Fountain of Youth” sought by Ponce de Leon, the discoverer of Florida.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 25 February 1974.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Gules, on the bend nebuly Or between a bezant bearing a mullet of four points Azure and a roundel barry wavy of six of the second and of the last, a lightning flash of the third.

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 colors scarlet and yellow are used for Air Defense Artillery. The unit’s service in Alaska during World War II is denoted by the bezant, symbol for gold, and the 4-pointed polar star. The diagonal stripe with the nebuly edges, heraldic symbol of clouds, bearing a lightning flash signifies the present Air Defense Artillery mission. The barry wavy roundel alludes to water and refers to the former Coast Artillery service. Additionally, it indicates the organization’s present location in Florida, and alludes to the legendary “Fountain of Youth” sought by Ponce de Leon, the discoverer of Florida.

Crest

The crest is that of the Florida Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 9 November 1973.





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