1-21 FA Unit Crest

DISTINCTIVE UNIT INSIGNIA. Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/32 inches (2.78 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Argent a bend Gules, in base an eagle close of the last gorged with a collar Or bearing a Lorraine cross of the second. On a sinister canton of the second demi-sun Gold charged with an Aztec banner Vert garnished of the field (for the 3rd Field Artillery).

Symbolism: The regiment was formed from the 3rd Field Artillery which is shown on the canton. The red bend denotes artillery support. The eagle with collar, one of the supporters of the arms of St. Mihiel, symbolizes the most important engagement in which the regiment participated.

Background: The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 21st Field Artillery Regiment on 27 November 1939. It was redesignated for the 21st Field Artillery Battalion on 13 December 1940. The insignia was redesignated for the 21st Artillery Regiment on 30 August 1957. Effective 1 September 1971, the insignia was redesignated for the 21st Field Artillery Regiment.

SHOULDER SLEEVE INSIGNIA. Description: On a square shield with pointed bottom, 2 inches (5.08cm) in width and 2 1/2 inches (6.35cm) in height overall, a scarlet cannon barrel with muzzle to chief between two scarlet lightning bolts; all on a yellow field enclosed by an 1/8 inch (.32cm) scarlet border.

Symbolism: Scarlet and yellow are the colors associated with Field Artillery. The gun tube alludes to the howitzers and the flashes symbolize speed, accuracy and shock.

Background: The shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized on 24 November 1981. It was redesignated effective 16 April 2007, for the 41st Fires Brigade with the description updated.