Category:1st Cavalry Division Heraldry

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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia[edit]

Description[edit]

  • On a yellow triangular Norman shield with rounded corners 5¼ inches (13.34 cm) in height overall, a black diagonal stripe extending over the shield from upper left to lower right and in the upper right a black horse's head cut off diagonally at the neck all within a ⅛ inch (.32 cm) green border.
  • COMBAT SERVICE IDENTIFICATION BADGE: A silver color metal and enamel device 2 inches (5.08 cm) in height consisting of a design similar to the shoulder sleeve insignia.

Symbolism[edit]

  • The color yellow, the traditional Cavalry color, and the horse's head refer to the Division's original Cavalry structure. Black, symbolic of iron, alludes to the transition to tanks and armor. The black diagonal stripe represents a sword baldric and is a mark of military honor; it also implies movement "up the field" and thus symbolizes aggressive élan and attack. The one diagonal bend, as well as the one horse's head, also alludes to the Division's numerical designation.

Background[edit]

  1. The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 1st Cavalry Division on 1921-01-03, with several variations in colors of the bend and horse's head to reflect the subordinate elements of the division.
  2. The current design was authorized for wear by all subordinate elements of the Division on 1934-12-11, and previous authorization for the variations was cancelled.
  3. The insignia was redesignated for the 1st Air Cavalry Division on 1968-08-05.
  4. It was redesignated for 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) on 1968-09-10.
  5. The insignia was redesignated for the 1st Cavalry Division on 1971-05-24.

Distinctive Unit Insignia[edit]

Description[edit]

  • A metal and enameled device 1 inch (2.54 cm) in height overall consisting of a gold colored Norman shield with a black horse's head couped in sinister chief, and a black bend charged with two five-pointed stars.

Symbolism[edit]

  1. The device is a miniature reproduction of the 1st Cavalry Division's shoulder sleeve insignia with the addition of two five-pointed stars.
  2. The Division Commander and the Division Staff wore the distinctive insignia design from 1922 to 1934 as a shoulder sleeve insignia.

Background[edit]

  1. The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 1st Cavalry Division on 1965-08-25.
  2. The insignia was redesignated for the 1st Air Cavalry Division on 1968-08-05.
  3. It was redesignated for 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) on 1968-09-10.
  4. The insignia was redesignated for the 1st Cavalry Division on 1971-05-24.

Flag[edit]

Description[edit]

  • a. Size:
  1. Hoist: Three Feet.
  2. Fly: Four Feet.
  3. Fringe: 2½”
  • b. Organizational colors:
  1. The flag consists of two horizontal stripes of equal width.
    1. Top Stripe: Red
    2. Bottom Stripe: Yellow
  2. In the center is the shoulder sleeve insignia of the division in proper colors l5 inches high, countercharged with a fringe of the Organizational Colors.
  3. Designating Scroll: Below the eagle is a white scroll inscribed with the designation of the organization.
  4. Fringe: Yellow.
  5. Outline of Scrolls: Scarlet.
  6. Letters and Numbers: Dark Blue.

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