Commonly referred to as a unit crest or as a DUI for short, the 1st Medical Brigade Distinctive Unit Insignia was originally approved for the 1st Medical Regiment on 19 December 1923. It was redesignated (and amended to include the motto “Fortitude And Compassion”) on 20 March 1968 for the 1st Medical Group, with second amendment to correct the symbolism on 26 April 1968. It was given its current designation on 6 June 2000.

The insignia consists of a maroon shield and a silver scroll enveloping all but the top of the shield. On the shield, a wreath of silver oak leaves encompasses a silver knight’s helmet upon which a red numeral “1” is emblazoned, a reference to the Shoulder Sleeve Insignia of the 1st Division with which the unit served in the First World War. A helmet is a reference to the military aspect of the organization.

Related Items
1st Medical Brigade Patch (SSI)
1st Medical Brigade Combat Service ID Badge (CSIB)

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