263D 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 a cross of the field fimbriated Or two cannons in pale of the last. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “UNSURRENDERED” in Red letters.

Symbolism
The shield is red for Artillery. The red cross of St. George symbolizes the ancient origin of the Regiment, during the War of the American Revolution. The two cannons are ancient trophies of the Regiment.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 263d Coast Artillery Regiment on 17 April 1935. It was redesignated for the 263d Tank Battalion on 1 August 1951. It was redesignated for the 263d Artillery Regiment on 11 July 1960. The insignia was redesignated for the 263d Air Defense Artillery Regiment on 9 February 1973.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Gules, on a cross of the field fimbriated Or two cannons in pale of the last.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the South Carolina Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, upon a mount Vert a palmetto tree Proper charged with a crescent Argent.

Motto

UNSURRENDERED.

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is red for Artillery. The red cross of St. George symbolizes the ancient origin of the Regiment, during the War of the American Revolution. The two cannons are ancient trophies of the Regiment.

Crest

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

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 263d Coast Artillery Regiment on 17 April 1935. It was redesignated for the 263d Tank Battalion on 1 August 1951. It was redesignated for the 263d Artillery Regiment on 11 July 1960. The insignia was redesignated for the 263d Air Defense Artillery Regiment on 9 February 1973.





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