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Ordnance Branch Insignia

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Ordnance Branch Insignia - A gold color metal shell and flame, one inch in height. The use of the "shell and flame" by the Ordnance Corps dates back to 1832. It is considered to be the oldest branch insignia of the Army. Similar insignia had been used by the British Army. After its adoption by the American Army, the design was used by the Artillery as well as the Ordnance until 1834 when the crossed cannon was adopted by the Artillery. In 1835, the shell and flame were used on a button for members of the Ordnance Corps and the design had been used in various items worn on the uniform since it was first adopted. The simplicity of the shell and flame harmonizes with the armament of days gone by, while the action it connotes is applicable with equal force to the weapons of today.

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Ordnance Branch Insignia


All rank and insignia is made in the U.S.A. and is made to U.S. Military Specification (MilSpec) for wear on the Army Service Uniform. Price is for a set of two.

This item has been manufactured in accordance with applicable Government specifications under The Institute of Heraldry (TIOH) certficate numbr S-38.
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