26 May 2016

The Royal Artillery Badge, and the Royal Artillery's 300th Anniversary

The Queen wearing the badge of the Royal Artillery
The Queen has been Captain General of the Royal Regiment of Artillery since she took the throne in 1952. As with other regiments, she has a brooch version of their cap badge. This badge bears their mottos, Ubique (Everywhere) and Quo Fas et Gloria Ducunt (Where Right and Glory Lead), with diamonds and enamel details.
Badge example
The brooch is worn to regimental events, such as the one held today.

The Queen, Captain General, visited the Royal Artillery on the occasion of their 300th anniversary, Larkhill, Wiltshire.
And she wore the brooch while reviewing her troops like a boss from her custom Range Rover, as one who bears the title of Captain General should. A boss in pink summer tweed (a coat by Karl Ludwig and hat by Angela Kelly), with all the usual pearls included.

Royal Artillery Badge