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Badges and Emblems

The Corps Badge (The Royal Arms)

On 10 July 1832 King William IV granted the Royal Regiment of Artillery and the Corps of Royal Engineers permission to wear on their appointments the Royal Arms and Supporters, together with a cannon and the mottoes Ubique above the cannon and Quo Fas et Gloria Ducunt below it. In 1868 the cannon was omitted from the Corps Badge. Since then the actual design of the Royal Arms has changed slightly with each reining monarch.

The Corps badge for the reign of our present Queen Elizabeth II is shown above:The Corps Badge used to be worn on an Officer's sabretache and cartouche, and on parts of his charger's saddlery. It was worn by all ranks of the Corps of the Regular Army on their full-dress blue spiked helmet up until 1914. The RE Militia, Volunteers and Reservists, however, had a slightly different Badge in that the motto Ubique was omitted from the scroll under the Royal Arms and its place taken by a laurel branch.

The Cap Badge

Replicas of the Cap Badge in colour are often placed on unit notice boards and in stained glass windows in churches.

The Cap Badge is worn by officers and soldiers in Nos 1 and 2 Dress and by soldiers on berets.

The Monogram of Cypher

The Monogram or Cypher, as it is sometimes called, may be used on notepaper and on Christmas Cards and other similar documents.

It is not worn on uniform but is emblazoned on the Fanfare Trumpet Banners of the RE Band.

Corps Colours

The Corps Colours as used on unit flags and plaques and the Tactical Recognition Flash (TRF), which is worn on the sleeve of the upper right arm in Combat Dress.

Grenade Badges

An embroidered grenade was first worn on the tail of an RE Officer's full dress scarlet coatee in 1824, and the following year a brass grenade was introduced for Other Ranks of the Royal Sappers and Miners.

The grenade was later worn on the epaulet and then on the collar. The number of flames to the grenade has varied, but in 1922 a nine-flamed grenade, with the motto Ubique below it, was authorized.

The Royal Artillery grenade is similar, but has only seven flames.

Officers' Collar Badge No 2 Dress

Soldiers' Collar Badge No 2 Dress

Officer Beret Badge

The officer's beret badge is an embroidered grenade.

Officer's Beret Badge

Grenade Arm Badge

The embroidered Arm Badge is worn above the chevrons by Sergeants and Staff Sergeants.

Grenade Arm Badge

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