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arnhem2280 01-02-19 03:30 PM

Guards LRDG Blazer Badge
 
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Just found the attached blazer badge amongst some other items on a junk stall.

Thought I'd post it as it is probably a one off.

Cheers

Arnhem

Mike B 01-02-19 06:20 PM

Great to see - thanks for sharing.
Mike

MarkGD 01-02-19 11:02 PM

Agreed, many thanks for sharing - Regards Mark

fougasse1940 01-02-19 11:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arnhem2280 (Post 467304)
it is probably a one off.

With that spelling it better be.

Rgds, Thomas

High Wood 03-02-19 05:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fougasse1940 (Post 467418)
With that spelling it better be.

Rgds, Thomas

I have wracked my brains over this comment and cannot see the spelling error.

The usual LRDG related spelling error is to describe them as the Long Range Dessert Group as if they deliver puddings over vast distances. Which, now that I think about it, could be a great advertising slogan.

MarkGD 03-02-19 07:09 PM

I think he's referring to the motto, in my opinion an easy thing to do, if not an error of the maker. Regards Mark

fougasse1940 03-02-19 07:12 PM

Indeed it says 'non vi sid arte' instead of 'non vi sed arte'.

Rgds, Thomas

Mike B 04-02-19 11:03 AM

An interesting take on the motto here:
https://jeffbeaty.com/2016/03/non-vi-sed-arte/

Please excuse the following ramblings, given various uses of the motto, but the following struck me as potentially interesting

I have not fully researched the use of the motto back to todays 'Special Boat Service' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Boat_Service but have heard accounts of it being associated with Roger Courtney of Commando Special Boat Section - I think this may arise through confusion of the abbreviation SBS. Roger's brother Geoffrey suggests adoption of 'Excreta Tauri Astutos Frustrantur' ('Bullshit Baffles Brains') for Commando SBS. I have an idea that 'Not by Strength by Guile' was adopted by Jellicoe's Special Boat Squadron - If so, this is an interesting link between the Beatty and Jellicoe families (recalling respective exploits at Jutland) ie Jellicoe's son's use of the Beatty family motto.

Any thoughts appreciated - PM please if a diversion from the main subject of this thread

Mike

fougasse1940 05-02-19 01:18 AM

A slight variation on the Commando SBS motto: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obi...-obituary.html

Rgds, Thomas

Mike B 05-02-19 08:05 AM

Thomas - interesting. Thanks M

Relevant extract:

Then, in 1967, Everett supervised the last months of the building of the new submarine Onyx, its trials and introduction into service. He also chose the boat’s motto, “Taurus Excreta Cerebrum Vincit” (Bullshit Baffles Brains.)

Comparison here:

https://www.scotsman.com/news/obitua...lmour-1-796380 - great obituary

Gilmour always derived quiet amusement when recalling the SBS motto "Excreta Tauri Astutos Frustrantur" (Bullshit Baffles Brains).

Hoping folks do not mind this diversion from the thread - hopefully of interest

platypus44 28-02-19 10:46 AM

Itís awesone
Not seen it before,
Lucky bugger

Well done itís the find we are all searching for

High Wood 13-07-19 05:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by High Wood (Post 467566)
I have wracked my brains over this comment and cannot see the spelling error.

The usual LRDG related spelling error is to describe them as the Long Range Dessert Group as if they deliver puddings over vast distances. Which, now that I think about it, could be a great advertising slogan.

JDR is even nicking my bad jokes now, has he no shame?

http://www.chairbornemilitaria.co.uk/shop.php

Frank Kelley 13-07-19 06:05 PM

Very nice, I wonder who it belonged to.

Quote:

Originally Posted by arnhem2280 (Post 467304)
Just found the attached blazer badge amongst some other items on a junk stall.

Thought I'd post it as it is probably a one off.

Cheers

Arnhem



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