Heraldry and Insignia of the California State Military Forces
140th Aviation Regiment
40th Aviation Battalion
49th Aviation Battalion
Distinctive Unit Insignia
Design Approved: Approved initially for the 49th Aviation Battalion 11 April 1969.
Symbolism: Ultramarine blue and golden orange are the colors assoociated with Army Aviation units. The two broad arrows arrows denote the Southern Philippines and Luzon campaign assault landings, and the stars symbolize the Bismarck Archipeligo and Leyte campaigns of World War II. The triangular shapes, suggested by the Philippine presidential flag, allude to the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation awarded to an element of the battalion for the above campaigns. The wings alude to the regiment's mission.
Motto: CURA ET PERFECTIO (Accuracy and Perfection)
Flight Suit Patches
40th Aviation Battalion Flight Suit Patch
Campany A, 1st Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment worn in Iraq. Image courtesy of SSgt. Chris Shaw
Company B, 1st Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment. First design (left) and second design (center) worn from 2003 and the theater made design (right) worn in Iraq in 2005. Images courtesy of SSgt. Chris Shaw
Flight suit patch worn by avaiation elements of the 1st Squadron, 18th Cavaly Regiment and Company B, 140th Aviation Regiment (SSgt Chris Shaw)
2d Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment Flight Suit Patches
Detachment 1, Company E, 140th Aviation Regiment, Flight Suit Patch
Company G, 140th Aviation Regiment, Flight Suit Patch
Detachment 1, Company G, 140th Aviation Regiment

Battalion Colors
Battalion Color, 40th Aviation Battalion
Battalion Color, 2d Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment


Posted 29 December 2008