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Description: Shield of silver, five ancient inescutcheons of blue, disposed in cross, those in the flanks facing the center, each charged with eleven silver bezants, 3, 2, 3, 2, 1; diminished and battled border of blue.
Jorge Candeias, 16 Dec 2003,
translating from the Portuguese Army site
This group has a very heraldic coat of arms, whose
shield is black with four 8-pointed hollowed mullets disposed vertically,
sided by two silver swords. The crest includes the shield of the
Jorge Candeias, 15 Dec 2003
First guidon (guião) of this battalion (no dates mentioned, but the
battalion came to existence in 1922), the Hunter Parachutist Battalion. The
motto "QUE NUNCA POR VENCIDOS SE CONHEÇAM" means "May
they never be known as loosers".
João Madureira, 08 Jun 1998
This is the flag of 13th Infantry Regiment of the Portuguese army,
garrisoned in Vila Real, a banner of arms of the corresponding coat of arms,
which was created by the heraldic cabinat of the army. It is blue semy of
silver (i.e. white) 6-point stars between two snow covered mountains in base.
Over all is a forearm in golden armour holding a baton raguly of the same.
Not on the flag but in the arms is the war cry "Aleo"", referring to Dom Pedro de Meneses, first governor of Ceuta and first Count of Vila Real. Its the same with the V-shaped cutting and the baton. The design was made by José Estevéns Colaço. (translated by Klaus-Michael Schneider)
António Martins-Tuválkin, 4 Oct 2007
The Portuguese Army will send soon to Lebanon its newly created
Engeneers Unit nº3 (UnEng3/FND/UNIFIL), as a part of the UNIFIL
peacekeeping mission. Its arms (and Banner of Arms) were created by the Army Heraldry
Office (memo n.º 905, proc. 254.09, of 2007.09.27), designed by Lt.Col.
Pedroso da Silva and drawn by Master José Estevéns Colaço.
The unit colour is, as usual, a full banner of the arms, which are Sable a Lebanon cedar Argent
between three bees Or ordered 2:1.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 Oct 2007
On 23 January 2009, the Portuguese Army Chief of Staff approved the
arms (and, implicitly, the guidon) of the newly created Portuguese Army
Engeneering Unit no.6 (Unidade de Engenharia N.Âº 6: UnEng6/FND/UNIFIL),
raised to serve in the Portuguese contingent in UNIFIL (United Nations
Interim Force in Lebanon), from July to December 2009.
The guidon is per regulation a square banner of the arms, which are Sable a honeycomb of six cells Or voided Sable set three and two and one each containing a cedar Or. (The rest of the CoA, motto and crest is also interesting, although unaltered to flags.) This design was authored, as usual, by Lt.-Col. Pedroso da Silva, of the army's Heraldry Bureau. Its symbolics refer to the labour skills of bees and to the host territory.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 5 Mar 2010
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