SAS Scorpion, South African Navy

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SAS SCORPION, SOUTH AFRICAN NAVY

Coat of arms (crest) of the SAS Scorpion, South African Navy

Official blazon

Badge: On a field Argent, a scorpion passant in bend sinister Gules, all whitin a cicular border of cable Or, ensigned with tha crest of the Arms of the Republic of South Africa proper, upon a tablet Or, bearing the name SCORPION in letters Sable.

Origin/meaning

The Badge is canting showing a Scorpion. This is the Land Base of the Missile Strike Craft of the South African Navy which is armed with Scorpion Missiles (Local name of the Israeli Gabriel Missile).

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Literature:Blazon from Actas do 17. Congresso Internacional das Ciêcias Generalógica e Heraldica (Lisbon 1986)