29 Signal Battalion
Distinctive Unit Insignia
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Sable, a bend Tenné fimbriated Argent between a telegraph pole and an X frame of the third. Attached below the shield an Orange motto scroll inscribed "CLEAR AND OPEN" in silver letters.
The insignia consists of the shield and motto of the coat of arms.
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 26 Oct 1942.
Coat Of Arms
Sable, a bend Tenné fimbriated Argent between a telegraph pole and an X frame of the third.
Upon a wreath Argent and Sable in front of two lightning flashes in saltire Tenné a fleur-de-lis Azure and centered overall a castle tower Or.
CLEAR AND OPEN
Orange and white are the colors for the Signal Corps. The pole and X frame symbolize the type of work done by the organization. The motto, "Clean and Open," is a standard telephone phrase indicating that a circuit has been satisfactorily constructed or repaired.
The unit's World War II service in five campaigns in France, Germany and Central Europe is represented by the fleur-de-lis and the castle tower. The signal flashes denote the unit's mission and with the tower allude to its original signal construction capability.
The coat of arms was originally approved 28 Oct 1942. It was amended to add a crest on 14 Nov 1983.