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Portuguese Army support units

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Health Service Battalion
Batalhão do Serviço de Saúde

BSS guidon
image by Jorge Candeias, 18 Dec 2003

Description: Shield of silver, a ivy leaf, vert.
Symbology:

  • Silver, clear image of the pure light reflected in the crystal, symbolizes the purity of intention, in the clear affirmation of full conscience of rightfulness in actions
  • the ivy which, forever green, attaches itself to its death to the place where it grew the first roots, is a symbol of persistence and permanent dedication
  • vertwas, in the middle ages, the colour of medical doctors’ robes, and was also the colour consacrated to pharmaceuticals, that extracted the basis of their healing manipulations from the green vegetable kingdom.
Jorge Candeias, 18 Dec 2003,
translating from the Portuguese Army site

Coat of arms

BSS arms
image by Jorge Candeias, 18 Dec 2003, from the Portuguese Army site

Army General Archives
Arquivo Geral do Exército

AGE guidon
image by Jorge Candeias, 17 Dec 2003

Description: Shield barred and counterbarred of sable and silver.
Symbology: The bars suggest the compartments adecuate to the ordered and systematic gathering of massive copies of documentation, in order to guarantee, in the long run, its easy consultation. The tinctures mean:

  • Silver: the richness of the documental assets that were gathered
  • Sable: the sense and the critical judgement needed to the adecuate selection of the documents to be preserved.
Jorge Candeias, 17 Dec 2003,
translating from the Portuguese Army site

Coat of arms

AGE arms
image by Jorge Candeias, 17 Dec 2003, from the Portuguese Army site

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