2nd (South Middlesex) Volunteer Rifle Corps Collar Badges.

2nd (South Middlesex) Volunteer Rifle Corps Collar Badges. Caelitus Mihi Vires

In blackened brass. A torse supporting an arm embowed, in armour. The hand gripping an arrow. Below the torse a scroll inscribed ‘Caelitus Mihi Vires’.

This is the crest and motto of Viscount Ranelagh, who commanded the corps from its formation until 1885. The motto ‘Caelitus Mihi Vires’ = ‘My strenght is from heaven’.

See MHS Bulletin Vol VII, No. 26, (Nov 1956) p57-59.

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