Heraldry and Insignia of California State Military Forces
118th Signal Battalion
Distinctive Unit Insignia
SHIELD: Argent, on a bend tenneta bendlet indented of the field between in chief a bezant fimbriated sable and in base a stylized antenna of the last.
CREST: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the California National Guard: On a wreath of the colors (argent and tennet) the setting sun behind a grizzly bear passant on a grassy field all proper.
MOTTO: PERAGITE MANDATUM (Speed the Message Through)
SYMBOLISM: The colors argent and tennet are used for the Signal Corps. The yellow disc alludes to the state of California called "The Golden
State", the unitts home area. The antenna, a vital part of communications, and the indented white line, symbolizing an electrical current, refer to the unitts function.
APPROVED: 14 August 1959
Battalion Color, 118th Signal Battalion
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