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140th Aviation Regiment (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

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140th Aviation Regiment (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

Spice up your MacBook, Laptop, Car, Water bottle or any other flat smooth surface with this full color glossy laminated decal. This decal is solvent printed on 6mil vinyl with a 1.5mil layer of laminate to protect from water, UV and scratches. Printed in the USA.

Description/Blazon

A silver color metal and enamel device consisting of a blue equilateral triangle bearing two silver stars, one above the other, and with its apex between two vertical orange broad arrows, tips to base, all within two silver wings the tips curved upwardly and conjoined and the scapulars resting in base upon an orange scroll bearing the inscription "CURA ET PERFECTIO" in silver letters.


Symbolism

Ultramarine blue and golden orange are the colors traditionally associated with Aviation.  The two broad arrows denote the Southern Philippines and Luzon Campaign assault landings and the stars symbolize the Bismarck Archipelago and Leyte Campaigns during World War II, in which the former organization participated.  The triangular shapes, suggested by the Philippine Presidential flag, allude to the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation awarded to an element of the unit for those campaigns.  The wings, symbols of flight, allude to that aspect of the organization's mission.  The motto is translated to "Accuracy and Perfection."


Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 49th Aviation Battalion on 11 April 1969.  It was redesignated for the 76th Aviation Group on 10 December 1974.  It was redesignated for the 40th Aviation Battalion on 13 April 1979.  The insignia was redesignated for the 140th Aviation Regiment with the description and symbolism revised effective 1 October 1987.