Military Region Center, Portuguese Army

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MILITARY REGION CENTER, PORTUGUESE ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the Military Region Center, Portuguese Army

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

Brodure Gules field Or charged with a Sunburst Gules on wich a Shield Argent charged with a Cross Azure. Mantling Azure doubled Argent. Crest a winged serpent Or.

The Sunburst symbolises the Reconquista Movment which had its bas in Coimbra, where the HQ of the Region is located. The Enscuteon with the Cross symbolises the Crusade against the Moors. The Brodure is indicative of a Military Region.

The Motto was later changed to "Primus inter pares" = "First Among equals".

Military Region Center was deactivated in 1993. in the Period 1970-1975 it was known as Military Region Coimbra.

Literature: Normas de Heráldica do Exército Regulamento da Simbologica do Exército