Bat_Crab said:Why would an Islamic message be a motto for a British unit and why would it be written in cuneiform rather than arabic?
Plenty of Moroccan and Algerian units in the French colonial armies had Islamic mottos, including "God is greatest" and "May Moulay Idriss protect us".
The weird thing is, a lot of these regiments went over to the French army on independence and have kept their regimental traditions. I went to a French cavalry museum for the "Morcoccan spahis" [light cavalry] which is now a bona fide French tank regiment. But they still wear Moroccan dress for ceremonial occasions and had kept their Islamic regimental motto.