Heraldry of the Spanish Army

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Re: Heraldry of the Spanish Army

Postby Iain Boyd » 28 Jun 2017, 22:42

Dear Marcus,

Re your following comment -

Ceuta General Command, with the Baton and Sword of a General Officer's Command.


I think you will find that the baton is actually a scabbard - at least, that is what it looks like to me.

The arms of the General Staff of the Army (immediately above in the same posting) are definitely displayed on crossed batons!

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Re: Heraldry of the Spanish Army

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 30 Jun 2017, 19:25

It is actualy a Command Baton as stated in the oficial description from the site of the Institute of Military history and Culture 2013:

Las unidades, centros u organismos con nivel de mando de oficial superior u oficial: Un bastón de mando y un sable de oficial. = Units, Centers and Organisations on the level of Command of Higher Officers and Officers: the Command Baton and Sabre of the Officer.

And the Army Headquarters and General Staff uses the Baton of a Captain-General.

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Re: Heraldry of the Spanish Army

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 15 Jul 2017, 12:26

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General Military Archives of Segovia.

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General Military Archives of Guadalajara.

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Re: Heraldry of the Spanish Army

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 15 Jul 2017, 12:31

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Parachute Battalion (in Spanish the old designation for a Battalion - Bandera is used instead of Batallon) 1/4 "Roger de Flor". Shows the Arms of the Namegiver, a Mercenary and Commander of the Gran Compania Catalana de los Almogávares who fought in Italy and Anatolia during the 11th and 12th Centuries.'

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Protected Infantry Battalion 2/4 "Roger de Lauria", shows the Arms of the Namegiver. He like Roger de Flor was a Commander of the Gran Compania Catalana de los Almogávares.

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Protected Infantry Battalion 3/5 "Ortiz de Zarate". Shows the Arms of the Namegiver the Infantry Lieutenant Don Antonio Ortiz de Zarate y Sanchez de Morellán Killed in Action in Ifni (a Spanish enclave on the Coast of Morocco, now part of Morocco) 1957.
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Re: Heraldry of the Spanish Army

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 15 Jul 2017, 12:33

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4th Parachute Infantry Regiment "Napoles".

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5th Parachute Infantry Regiment "Zaragoza".

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Re: Heraldry of the Spanish Army

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 15 Jul 2017, 12:43

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1st Intelligence Regiment, with the Lances behind the Shield indicating a Intelligence Unit.


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Personnel Directorate. With the Flags behind the Shield denoting Units of the Personnel Command.

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Re: Heraldry of the Spanish Army

Postby Chris Green » 15 Jul 2017, 14:46

I suspect that "Protected Infantry Battalion" should be "Armoured Infantry Battalion", i.e. they use armoured personnel carriers.
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Re: Heraldry of the Spanish Army

Postby JMcMillan » 15 Jul 2017, 16:06

Chris Green wrote:I suspect that "Protected Infantry Battalion" should be "Armoured Infantry Battalion", i.e. they use armoured personnel carriers.


Not APCs as such, apparently, but MRAPs (mine resistant ambush protected vehicles).
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Re: Heraldry of the Spanish Army

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 16 Jul 2017, 10:32

The Protected Infantry Batallion (the Spanish designation is Batallón de Infantería Protegida) is not the same as Armoured Infantry. They use wheeled armoured veichles mainly the BMR:

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Re: Heraldry of the Spanish Army

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 16 Jul 2017, 10:38

The APC units are designated Mechanized Infantry (Infanteria Mechanizado). The Armoured Infantry Regiment "Alcazar de Toledo" No 61 is acctualy an Armoured Regiment with Leopard 2E Tanks. As also can be seen in the Regiment's Coat of Arms.

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