271ST ANTIAIRCRAFT ARTILLERY GUN BATTALION
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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, a pale Argent charged with a palm tree Proper, in dexter fess a tower triple towered and in sinister a fleur-de-lis encircled by a garland of laurel all Or, within a diminished bordure of the last. Attached above the shield on a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules, the setting sun behind a grizzly bear passant all Proper. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Red scroll turned Gold inscribed “QUICKLY PREPARED” in Gold letters.

Symbolism
The border added to the shield of the coat of arms approved for the 250th Coast Artillery Regiment indicates the descent of the 271st Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion from the 3d Battalion of that organization. The shield is red for Artillery. The Spanish castle represents the Philippine service of the 250th Coast Artillery Regiment in the Spanish-American War; the palm tree is for service in the Philippine Insurrection, and the wreathed fleur-de-lis is for World War I.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 22 December 1953. It was rescinded on 30 June 1961.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Gules, a pale Argent charged with a palm tree Proper, in dexter fess a tower triple towered and in sinister a fleur-de-lis encircled by a garland of laurel all Or, within a diminished bordure of the last.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the California Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules, the setting sun behind a grizzly bear passant on a grassy field all Proper.

Motto

QUICKLY PREPARED.

Symbolism

Shield

The border added to the shield of the coat of arms approved for the 250th Coast Artillery Regiment indicates the descent of the 271st Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion from the 3d Battalion of that organization. The shield is red for Artillery. The Spanish castle represents the Philippine service of the 250th Coast Artillery Regiment in the Spanish-American War; the palm tree is for service in the Philippine Insurrection, and the wreathed fleur-de-lis is for World War I.

Crest

The crest is that of the California Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 22 December 1953. It was rescinded on 30 June 1961.





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