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Symbols of the Baltic Defence College

 

Official motto of the Baltic Defence College: “Ad Securitatem Patriarum” - “For the Security of the Homelands.” The motto was adopted at the founding of the College. 

Flag of the Baltic Defence College

The Flag of the Baltic Defence College is two-sided. The background of front side of the flag is NATO blue symbolising strength through unity. The emblem of the Baltic Defence College is centred to the flag side. The background of back side is ivory representing the College’s association with the guard corps, as an institution of military higher education, thanks to its loyalty and dedication. The contour of the map of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania is grey while the names of the respective countries are having identical colour with the background. The names of the States are spelled in Official languages accordingly EESTI, LATVIA, LIETUVA. The common contour map of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania reflects the geographical region and the owning countries of the Baltic Defence College. It also marks the main educational focus of the Baltic Defence College. The motto of the College “ET SECURITATEM PATRIARUM” in golden upper-case letters is arched over the map, and arched beneath the emblem is the inauguration date of the College 25.II 1999.

Emblem of the Baltic Defence College

The emblem is composed of the interlaced flags of the Baltic states impaled on a triangular shield. Behind the shield is a crossed golden sword and general's baton. The emblem is used in all official documents of the Baltic Defence College.

Rounded emblem of the Baltic Defence College

The rounded emblem is composed of the interlaced flags of the Baltic states impaled on a triangular shield. Behind the shield there is a crossed golden sword and general's baton. The emblem's background is green. The emblem is used on the sleeve of the uniform's of military staff and course members.

     

Graduation Badge, Senior Leaders' Course

The Senior Leaders’ Course’s Graduation Badge is composed of the interlaced flags of the Baltic states – Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania - impaled on a triangular golden coloured shield. Behind the shield, there is two crossed golden Marshal's batons. Name of the Course “Senior Leaders’ Course” is written in  black letters horizontally on silver coloured background above the shield.Name of the institution is written in black capital letters on the silver coloured background below the shield.

Graduation Badge, Command Senior Enlisted Leaders' Course

The Command Senior Enlisted Leaders' Course's Badge is composed of the three interlaced flags of the Baltic states impaled on a triangular golden shield. Two crossed silver swords are placed behind the shield flanked by two garlands of laurel leaves.

Graduation Badge, Higher Command Studies Course

The Higher Command Studies Course's Graduation Badge is composed of the three interlaced flags of the Baltic states impaled on a triangular shield. Two crossed golden general's batons are placed behind the shield flanked by two garlands of laurel leaves. The image of Tartu city arms is attached to the upper part of the badge.

Graduation Badge, Joint Command and General Staff Course

The Joint Command and General Staff Course's Graduation Badge is composed of the three interlaced flags of the Baltic states impaled on a triangular shield. Behind the shield there is a crossed golden sword and general's baton. The shield is flanked by two garlands of oak leaves.

Graduation Badge, Civil Servants Course

The Civil Servants Course's Graduation Badge is composed of the three interlaced flags of the Baltic states impaled on a triangular shield. Behind the shield there is crossed golden sword and a general's baton.

Lecturer’s Badge

The Lecturer’s Badge is composed of interlaced flags of the Baltic states – Estonia, Latvia, Lithuanian – impaled on a triangular silver coloured shield. There are a golden coloured sword and a marshal’s baton crossed behind the shield. Name of the institution is written horizontally in silver capital letters on the black coloured background below the shield. Motto of the BALTDEFCOL ‘Ad Securitatem Patriarum’ is written horizontally in silver letters on black colours above shield.

The Service Cross

The Service Cross is composed of the golden Cross of Malta, the frontage of which is covered with dark blue enamel. The image of the three interlaced flags of the Baltic States on a triangular shield is at the centre of the cross. The crossed golden sword and a general's baton is behind the shield. The Service Cross has been used since 2001 as a decoration for good service at the college.

The Medal of Merit

The Medal of Merit is composed of the image of the three interlaced flags of the Baltic States on a triangular shield. A crossed golden sword and general's baton is behind the shield. The image is encircled with garland of oak leaves. The Medal of Merit has been used since 2001 as a decoration for outstanding support and dedication to the college. There are three classes of the Medal of Merit: gold, silver and bronze.

 

 

Anthem of the Baltic Defence College:

  • Score by: Sergejs Austris Universs

Marching Song of the Baltic Defence College:

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania;
Three sisters of the Baltic Sea;
Like fingers in the fist;
United in the fight for peace;

In the darkness light always finds the way;
Together banners never be alone;

Hope of the future lives in the college;
In us and the brothers in arms.

  • Score by: Valerijus Šerelis

 

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