14th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion
Distinctive Unit Insignia
A gold metal and enamel device 1 inch (2.54 cm) in height overall the head of a northern lynx cropped facing forward silver gray. Attached below and to the sides ending in ribbons behind the lynx’s ear is a red scroll inscribed “SEMPER VIGILANS” in gold letters.
The lynx is characteristic of the country. The motto translates to “Always Watchful.”
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 14th Coast Artillery Regiment on 21 November 1924. It was redesignated for the 14th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion on 30 April 1952.
Coat Of Arms
Gules two flaunches ermine.
On a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules, the head of a northern lynx caboshed Proper.
SEMPER VIGILANS (Always Watchful).
The Regiment was organized in the Coast Defenses of Puget Sound and the shield, red for Artillery, is the shield of the old Coast Defenses. The flaunches of ermine recall “Astoria” and the fur trade in the early days and by their outline on the shield indicate the contour of the straits.
The large, gray, northern lynx is characteristic of the country.
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 14th Coast Artillery Regiment on 18 November 1924. It was redesignated for the 14th Coast Artillery Battalion on 18 December 1944. The insignia was redesignated for the 14th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion on 30 April 1952.