Insignia or insigne pl -nia or -nias (in Latin, insignia is the plural of singular insigne: emblem, symbol, ensign, badge of honor) : a symbol or token of personal power, status or office, or of an official body of government or jurisdiction. An insignia is usually the emblem of a specific or general authority.
Typical examples of insignia are:
Official insignia are often protected by law as to allow their use only by people holding a specific office or staff members acting on behalf of such a person. Misuse, defacement and destruction of such symbols is considered an offense in many countries.
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Bangladesh ( Army, Navy, Air Force) Burma People's Republic of China ( Army, Navy, Air Force) Republic of China Georgia India ( Army, Air Force, Navy) Indonesia Iran ( Army, Navy, Air Force) Iraq Israel Japan Jordan Korea Lebanon Malaysia Pakistan ( Army, Air Force, Navy) Philippines Saudi Arabia Singapore Sri Lanka ( Army, Navy, Air Force) Syria Thailand Vietnam Former Comparative Europe
Albania Austria Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Denmark ( Army, Navy, Air Force) Estonia Finland France ( Army, Navy, Gendarmerie, Air Force) Germany ( Rank information, Rank insignia) Greece Hungary Iceland ( Land Forces, Coast Guard) Ireland ( Army, Naval Service, Air Corps) Italy ( Army, Navy, Air Force, Carabineers, Finance Guard) Lithuania Macedonia Monaco Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia ( Army, Navy, Air Force) Serbia Slovenia Spain ( Army, Navy, Air Force) Sweden Switzerland Turkey ( Army, Navy, Air Force, Gendarmerie, Coast Guard) Ukraine United Kingdom ( Army, Navy, Air Force) Vatican Former Comparative Oceania References [edit ] ^ He also earned the Knight's Cross of the Order of Franz Joseph, among others. Tänzer served at the front, looked after soldiers, organised soup kitchens for the suffering populace and served in military hospitals. Pimbley, Arthur Francis (1908). Pimbley's dictionary of heraldry. Pimbley.