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Portuguese Army combat units

Last modified: 2005-08-26 by antonio martins
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Brigada Mecanizada Independente
(Independent Mechanized Brigade)

[BMI guidon]
image by Jorge Candeias, 16 Dec 2003

Description: Shield of silver, five ancient inescutcheons of blue, disposed in cross, those in the flanks facing the center, each charged with eleven silver bezants, 3, 2, 3, 2, 1; diminished and battled border of blue.

Symbology:

Jorge Candeias, 16 Dec 2003,
translating from the Portuguese Army site

Coat of arms

[BMI arms]
image by Jorge Candeias, 16 Dec 2003, from the Portuguese Army site

B.M.I.’s Golf Group
Agrupamento Golf da Brigada Motorizada Independente

[BMI-g guidon]
image by Jorge Candeias, 15 Dec 2003

This group has a very heraldic coat of arms, whose shield is black with four 8-pointed hollowed mullets disposed vertically, sided by two silver swords. The crest includes the shield of the BMI.
Jorge Candeias, 15 Dec 2003

Coat of arms

[BMI arms]
image by Jorge Candeias, 15 Dec 2003, from the Portuguese Army site

Hunter Parachutist Battalion

[BCP guidon]
by by João Madureira, 08 Jun 1998

First guidon (guião) of this battalion (no dates mentioned, but the battalion came to existence in 1922), the Hunter Parachutist Battalion. The motto "QUE NUNCA POR VENCIDOS SE CONHEÇAM" means "May they never be known as loosers".
João Madureira, 08 Jun 1998

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