semper paratus

#1
Guys, girls.

I was digging in the garden a few days ago (I live on dartmoor) and I found what appears to be an old metal military badge about 5 inches down.
It's about the same size as a cap badge,
The words "semper paratus" written across the top,
At the bottom is two crossed cannons with the numbers 39 below them,
Above the cannons is what I can only guess as a cockerel...?

Anyone have any ideas what badge this is.?

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p23/darrellcockett/image.jpg

Thanks in advance
Darrell.
Celer et Audax
 
#3
Semper Paratus means Always Ready, Scout movement use it as do Wentworth Regt and a couple of Yank units, and a Canadian one. Can't find the badge though.
 
#5
I cant see the pic (cunts of IT have blocked most things) but yank coastguards use it.

fucking hell.....A nearly sensible and not very helpful reply from me :)
 
#7
I've searched all over the web for it trying to find an answer but with no luck.
ARRSE is my final resort.
Being Dartmoor it could be from anyone.!
 
#8
Joe_Private, I believe you have hit the money on that one. Looks exactly the same, even with the colouring in the lettering.
The earth has rusted the thing to nearly nothing.
 
#9
39 Regt RA was only formed in 1947 and, as far as I know, the Gunners have had roughly the same design of cap badge since well before then.
I also doubt that a British artillery regiment badge would have a cockerel on it - French symbol!
 
#10
39 Regt RA was only formed in 1947 and, as far as I know, the Gunners have had roughly the same design of cap badge since well before then.
I also doubt that a British artillery regiment badge would have a cockerel on it - French symbol!
The OP started another thread, I reckon he realised that this one was in the NAAFI and therefore open to abuse. From that thread:
 
#13
Weren't there French POW's housed in the Dartmoor area during the Napoleonic Wars?

Dunno Punch mate. Surely you remember, you were there weren't you? ;-)
 
#14
Youve blown your PERSEC and led us to your photo album , well done Darrell ...this one is far more interesting ...

 
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