At the heart of the emblem is the flag of the Naval Forces of Ukraine: a French heraldic shield with crossed Cossack sabers behind. The sabers which symbolize the defensive nature of the armed forces of the state.
Above and below the shield is framed by a crimson ribbon with the inscription “MARINE CORPS”.
The choice of colors is not random: the crimson color in the heraldry emphasizes the hard centralism of power. In addition, in the history of the national Ukrainian Navy, this color is traditional for coastal troops.
A special distinguishing mark for each marine brigade is established in the center of the shield. In this case, the head of a wolf, being a symbol of strength and agility, shows belonging to the 1st Separate Battalion of the Marines.
At the top of the dog tag there is the inscription: “UKRAINE”.
The flag is based on the historical flag of the Black Sea flotilla of the Zaporozhye Cossacks – a waving white cloth with a blue “Greek” cross – the symbol of St. Michael. In the upper left corner of the cloth there is the blue and yellow State Flag of Ukraine.
A dog tag is a badge of a soldier with the information about its wearer, obligatory to wear in the majority of the armies. For the dog’s age the main purpose of the dog tag was to get rid of the notion “the Unknown Warrior” and to help in the first aid.
Today dog tags are used not only by soldiers. They are very popular as trendy accessory in “military” style, as various trinkets, adornments, mascots, amulets.
In its form a dog tag is a rectangular plate with rounded ends, with ribbed stiffener along the perimeter and pierced at the top for the cord, ring or chain.
The reverse side of the tag is supposed to put on engraving with personal information, memorial dates, verses, congratulations and other texts of your own choice.
The dog tag is supplied in complete with two strong ball chains – 23 5/8 inch and 2 7/16 inch, for the purpose of wearing it on the neck as an amulet or using it as a trinket for the bunch of keys, different fasteners on the clothes, purse, handbag, pouch, messenger bag and so on.