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41st Fires Brigade Unit Crest


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.


Rail Gunner Patch

DISTINCTIVE UNIT INSIGNIA.

Description:

A metal and enamel device, 1 inch (2.54cm)in diameter overall consisting of a circular railroad track, on a gold ring, rails black and cross ties red, superimposed there on two Hawaiian spears crossed saltire, shafts red and heads gold with a gold mortar projectile.

 

Symbolism:

Red and yellow (gold) are the colors for Field Artillery organizations. The predecessor organization, the 41st Coast Artillery Regiment, was the Hawaiian railway regiment, which is represented by the track, Hawaiian spears and projectile.

 

Background:

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 41st Coast Artillery Regiment on 9 July 1924. It was redesignated for the 41st Artillery Group on 2 February 1966. On 7 April 1972, the insignia was redesignated for the 41st Field Artillery Group. The insignia was redesignated for the 41st Field Artillery Brigade on 6 October 1981. It was redesignated effective 16 April 2007, for the 41st Fires Brigade with the description updated.



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