118TH SIGNAL BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Argent, on a bend Tenné a bendlet indented of the field between in chief a bezant fimbriated Sable and in base a stylized antenna of the last. Attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed “PERAGITE MANDATUM” in Black letters.

Symbolism
The colors silver (white) and orange are used for the Signal Corps. The yellow disc alludes to the state of California called “The Golden State,” the unit’s home area. The antenna, a vital part of communications, and the indented white line, symbolizing an electrical current, refer to the unit’s function. The motto translates to “Speed The Message Thru.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 14 August 1959. It was rescinded on 15 May 1979.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Argent, on a bend Tenné a bendlet indented of the field between in chief a bezant fimbriated Sable and in base a stylized antenna 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 Tenné, the setting sun behind a grizzly bear passant on a grassy field all Proper.

Motto

PERAGITE MANDATUM (Speed The Message Thru).

Symbolism

Shield

The colors white and orange are used for the Signal Corps. The yellow disc alludes to the state of California called “The Golden State,” the unit’s home area. The antenna, a vital part of communications, and the indented white line, symbolizing an electrical current, refer to the unit’s function.

Crest

The crest is that of the California Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 14 August 1959. It was rescinded on 15 May 1979.





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