Carpe Kevlar is not "Keep your head down" Nice to see our moto being engraved on more and more bulletsâ¦ Cheersâ¦ glad you like itâ¦ But yesterday (for the first time) I was asked what it really meant. Wellâ¦ seize the Kevlar or grab the bodyarmourâ¦ a rip off of dead Poets society Carpe Dium.. Ah, but noâ¦ the bugger wanted to know what it meant to meâ¦ so here it is and this is just my personal interpretation, case closed, it can mean whatever you like to you. Itâs a sign-off like âKeep your head downâ which is a horrible civie phrase (that even I use when Iâm not thinking)â¦ lets face it a soldier is a soldier! not a hack hiding in a bunkerâ¦ he canât and shouldn't. If a boxer keeps his head down he gets panned in. SO Carpe Kevlar means âlook after yourselfâ, âfight but fight smartâ âBe safeâ âDonât be lazy*â âhave a safe tourâ all rolled into one. So itâs like âkeep your head downâ but without inferring that you should be a wooser. (* bit of personal one â I used to have the choice of armouring up and it could kill you just as easily as it could save you â so it reminded me to think smart rather than fall into being lazy) It can of course have any meaning you have for it personally, but as I sayâ¦ case closed.