Regimental Insignia

 

Distinctive Insignia

 

Distinctive Unit Seal: The Distinctive Unit Seal is in gold, blue and white. The gold represents excellence, as the Light Infantry regiments are the elite of Lyubov's armed forces. White represents purity of arms and purpose,  (Hebrew: טוהר הנשק, Tohar HaNeshek) is one of the values of the regiment. The doctrine is use their weapons and force only for the purpose of their mission, only to the extent necessary to complete the mission at all times observing an absolute economy of force. The blue represents the warrior's code of honor, to defend humanity, the empire and Lyubov against all enemies, foreign and domestic and maintain their humanity even during combat and to not use their weapons and force to harm human beings who are not combatants or prisoners of war, and will do all in their power to avoid causing harm to their lives, bodies, dignity and property.

The double headed eagle represents loyalty to the Terran Imperium, while the three crowns represent the crowns of sovereignty, Torah and a good name respectively. The unit motto translates as 'I Shall Not Fear' (Hebrew: לא אירא Lo E-rah) and is an integral part of the insignia.

Distinctive Unit Insignia: The distinctive unit insignia is in gold, blue and white. The gold represents excellence, as the Light Infantry regiments are the elite of Lyubov's armed forces. White represents purity of arms and purpose,  (Hebrew: טוהר הנשק, Tohar HaNeshek) is one of the values of the regiment. The doctrine is use their weapons and force only for the purpose of their mission, only to the extent necessary to complete the mission at all times observing an absolute economy of force. The blue represents the warrior's code of honor, to defend humanity, the empire and Lyubov against all enemies, foreign and domestic and maintain their humanity even during combat and to not use their weapons and force to harm human beings who are not combatants or prisoners of war, and will do all in their power to avoid causing harm to their lives, bodies, dignity and property.

The double headed eagle represents loyalty to the Terran Imperium, while the three crowns represent the crowns of sovereignty, Torah and a good name respectively. The unit motto translates as 'I Shall Not Fear' (Hebrew:    לא.אירא Lo E-rah) and is an integral part of the insignia.

 The distinctive unit insignia worn on the left shoulder of all non-commissioned personnel, above any rank insignia

Regimental Standard: The regimental standard is blue and white. The white represents the purity of arms and righteousness of purpose under which the unit operates. The blue represents the honor and discipline of the Imperial Army. The the Star of David represents the resoluteness of purpose and devotion to right action that are hallmarks of the regiment's storied past. The white star on a blue field is also the national flag of Lyubov. The scroll denotes the 18th Regiment. Referred to as the Bonnie Blue Banner by the men of the 18th regiment, this flag has been carried into battle innumerable times on dozens of battlefronts across the Eastern Fringe.

Platoon Standard: Each platoon in the regiment has a platoon banner. The white in the banner represents the purity of purpose each company must bring to the battlefied, the blue Star of David represents the honor and duty with which the regiment is devoted to right action. The embattled border of the triangle recalls the iron will of the men of the 18th regiment. The white triangle represents the threefold nature of Light Infantry; orbital drop, armored assault and infantry ground attack to take and hold the objective. The Hebrew numeral denotes the platoon number and is displayed in a white roundel representing the independent operating capability of each platoon. The Imperial Eagle denotes loyalty to the Terran Empire. The third (gimel) platoon's standard is shown here.

Regimental Officers' Shoulder Insignia : The regimental officers' shoulder insignia has a Star of David in gold representing excellence and commitment to right action, the black tefillin strap represents the bonds of brotherhood between troopers and the bonds of duty to G-d and Empire, the red border represents the sacrifice of military service, the white the purity of purpose with which the regiment pursues its mission and the blue the honor and duty expected of the Imperial Army. The steel scroll represents the will of steel in each trooper to not accept defeat and the motto of 'I Shall Not Fear' recalls the courage and daring with which the regiment has always conducted itself on the field of battle.

The officers' insignia is worn on the left shoulder in lieu of the Distinctive Unit Insignia worn by non-commissioned personnel.

Officers' Cap Badge: The officer's cap badge is in gold, depicting the Menorah from the Temple in Jerusalem on Terra. The Motto reads 'Kadima' which translates as 'Forward' taking note of the fact that through out history, Lyubovi officers have lead from the front. The badge is worn on the peaked cap of all Lyubovi officers.

Planetary Arms of Lyubov: The arms of Lyubov feature the great forests and mountains that cover large parts of the world. The wheat sheaves represent the agricultural abundance. The seven branched menorah represents the example of the Tzaddikim who have lead the people of Lyubov for generations. The rising sun superimposed with the Star of David represents the Divine law and favor which rest upon the people of this world.

Roundel: Insignia used on ground and air vehicles to indicate allegiance to Lyubov. Imperial eagles are also displayed when Lyubov forces take the field in Imperial service.

 


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