1st Field Artillery Regiment (United States)

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1st Field Artillery Regiment
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Coat of arms
Active 1907
Country  United States
Branch Army
Type Field artillery
Motto Primus aut Nullus (First or Not at All)
Branch color Scarlet
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia 1 Field Artillery Regiment DUI.png
U.S. Field Artillery Regiments
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The 1st Field Artillery Regiment is a Field Artillery regiment of the United States Army first formed in 1907.

History[edit]

The 1st Field Artillery Regiment was first activated in 1907 from numbered companies of artillery. It was first organized with 2 battalions at Fort Riley, Kansas.

Distinctive unit insignia[edit]

  • Description

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height consisting of the shield, crest and motto of the coat of arms.

  • Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 1st Field Artillery Regiment on 27 November 1923. It was re-designated for the 1st Field Artillery Battalion on 8 March 1951. It was cancelled on 21 April 1959. In the period from 1959 to 1971, a new crest was authorized for the Second Battalion, First Field Artillery, bearing the motto, "Primus Inter Pares", "First Among Equals". The motto of the 2/1st Artillery has remained the same, "A little more grape Captain Bragg", which is illustrated on the crest with a canister of grape shot. The crest was restored and authorized for the 1/1st Field Artillery Regiment on 1 September 1971, and the insignia was again amended to its current image on 16 February 1979.


Coat of Arms[edit]

  • Blazon
    • Shield: Gules, a stand of grape Proper.
    • Crest: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, a masonry tower Proper charged with a maple leaf Vert.
  • Background: The coat of arms was originally approved for the 1st Field Artillery Regiment on 16 February 1921. It was redesignated for the 1st Field Artillery Battalion on 8 March 1951. It was cancelled on 21 April 1959. It was restored and authorized for the 1st Field Artillery Regiment on 1 September 1971.

Current configuration[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Institute of Heraldry document "1st Field Artillery Regiment".

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