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Motto Translation Whose
A Deo et Rege By God and the King Earl of Chesterfield
Ad majorem Dei Gloriam To the greater glory of God Jesuits
A mari usque as marie From sea to sea Canada
Apres nous le deluge After us the deluge RAF 617 squadron - Dam Busters
Ars longa, vita brevis Art is long, life is short Millais
Audi, vide, tace Hear, see, keep silence United Grand Lodge of Freemasons
Auspicium melioris aevi The sign of a better age Duke of St Albans
Auspicium melioris aevi The sign of a better age Order of St Michael and St George
Be prepared Be prepared Scout Association
Be the Best Be the Best British Army
Blood and Fire Blood and Fire The Salvation Army
By Strength and Guile By Strength and Guile British Special Boat Service (SBS)
Cavendo tutus Safe by being cautious Duke of Devonshire
Cede Nullis Yield to None Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Celer et Audax Swift and Bold Royal Green Jackets
Che sera sera What will be will be Duke of Bedford
Citius, Altius, Fortius Swifter, Higher, Stronger Olympic Games
Concilio Et Labore Wisdom and effort City of Manchester
Cum Scientia Caritas Scientific knowledge applied with compassion Royal College of General Practitioners
Dare quam accipere To give rather than to receive Guy's Hospital
De praescientia Dei From the foreknowledge of God Barbers Company
Death or Glory Death or Glory Queen's Royal Lancers
Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit With God's help our labour is successful Sheffield
Dictum meum pactum My word is my bond Stock Exchange
Dieu et mon droit God and my right British Sovereigns
Diligent and secret Diligent and secret College of Arms
Domne dirige nos Lord guide us City of London
Dominus illuminatio mea The Lord is my light Oxford University
Donorum Dei dispensatio fidelis Faithful dispensation of the gifts of God Harrow School
Eclat Excellence RAF Aerobatic Team
Entalente a parler d'armes Equipped to speal of arms Heraldry Society
Esperance en Dieu Hope in God Duke of Northumberland
Everywhere unbounded Everywhere unbounded RAF 8 Squadron
Faithful Faithful Durham Light Infantry
Faugh a ballagh Clear the Way Royal Irish Rangers
Fear Nought Fear Nought Royal Tank Regiment
Fides atque integritas Faith and integrity Society of Incorporated Accountants and Auditors
Firm Firm WSFR, Worcestershire, 36th Foot
First in Last out First in Last out Royal Engineers
Floreat Etona May Eton flourish Eton College
For Country not for self For Country not for self RAF 226 squadron
For Home and Country For Home and Country Women's Institute
Fortune Favors the Brave Fortune Favors the Brave Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
Frangas non flectas Thou mayst bend, but may not break me! RAF 5 (Army Co-Operation) Squadron - Reconnaissance, Sentinel R1
Gardez bien Watch well Montgomery
Habenda ratio valetudinis We must pay attention to our health Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Heaven's light our guide Heaven's light our guide Order of the Star of India
Help Help Foundling Hospital, London
Hereditas Domini filii Children are a heritage from the Lord Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Hereward Hereward RAF 11 (AC) Squadron - Reconnaissance, Tornado GR4A
Hinc lucem et pocula sacra Hence light and sacred cups Cambridge University
Honi soit qui mal y pense Evil be to him who evil thinks Order of the Garter
Honneur et patrie Honour and country Order of the Legion of Honour
I spread my wings, and keep my promise I spread my wings, and keep my promise RAF 14 Squadron
Ich dien I serve Prince of Wales
Imperatricus auspiciis Imperial in it's auspices Order of the Indian Empire
In Action Faithful And In Honour Clear In Action Faithful And In Honour Clear Order of the Companions of Honour
In fide salus Safety in faith Star of Rumania
In futurum videre To see into the future RAF 4 Squadron - Strike / Attack and Offensive Support, Harrier GR7
In omnibus princeps First in all things RAF 1 Squadron - Strike / Attack and Offensive Support, Harrier GR7
In somno securitas Security in sleep Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
Justita virtutum regina Justice is queen of the virtues Goldsmiths' Company
Laborare est orare To labour is to pray Benedictine Order
Labor viris convenit Labour becomes man Richard I
Leads the field! Leads the field! RAF 12 Squadron
Let Wisdom Guide Let Wisdom Guide Royal College of Psychiatrists
Life in our hands Life in our hands Institute of Hospital Engineers
Merebimur We shall be worthy 15/19 KRH, 15th King's Hussars
Mihi et mea To me and mine Anne Boleyn
Nation shall speak peace unto nation Nation shall speak peace unto nation British Broadcasting Corporation
Nec aspera terrent Difficulties do not daunt 3rd Foot East Kent Regiment - Buffs
Nec aspera terrent Difficulties be damned Prince of Wales' own Regiment of Yorkshire
Nec aspera terrent Difficulties be damned King's Regiment
Nec aspera terrent Difficulties be damned King's Liverpool Regiment
Nec aspera terrent Hardship does not deter RAF Medical Branch
Nec cupias nec metuas Neither desire nor fear Earl of Hardwicke
Nemo me impune lacessit None attack me with impunity Black Watch
Nemo me impune lacessit None attack me with impunity 42nd Highlanders
Nemo me impune lacessit None attack me with impunity Cameroonians
Nemo me impune lacessit None attack me with impunity Royal Scots
Nemo me impune lacessit None attack me with impunity Scots Guards
Nemo me impune lacessit None attack me with impunity Order of the Thistle
Noli me tangere Touch me not Graeme of Garvock
Noli me tangere Touch me not RAF 103 Squadron
Non est vivere sed valere vita Life is not living, but health is life Royal Society of Medicine
Non sibi, sed patriae Not for himself, but for his country Earl of Romney
Nulli Secondi Second to None Coldstream Guards
Nullius in verba On the word of no one Royal Society
Oculi exercitus The eyes of the army RAF 6 Squadron - Strike / Attack and Offensive Support, Jaguar GR3/3A
Omnes ab omnibus discamus Let us learn all things from everybody Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Pax in bello Peace in war Godolphin, Duke of Leeds
Peace through understanding Peace through understanding President Eisenhower
Per Ardua Through Adversity RAF Regiment
Per Ardua Ad Astra Through Adversity to the Stars RAF
Per diem, per noctem By day and by night RAF 7 Squadron Support Helicopter Squadron, Chinook HC2
Per Mare, per Terrun By Sea, by Land Royal Marines
Per caelum via nostra Our way through heaven Guild of Air Pilots and Navigators
Piscatores hominum Fishers of men National Society
Post Mortem Patris pro Filio Held after the death of the Father for the Son Pontefract
Power in trust Power in trust Central Electricty Generating Board
Pristinae virtutis memores Mindful of former valor 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars
Pro Rege et Lege For King and Law Leeds
Quis separabit? Who shall separate? Order of St Patrick
Quos petis hic est Here is what you seek Institute of British Engineers
Ratione et concilio By reason and counsel Magistrates Association
Ready, Aye Ready Ready, Aye Ready Sea Cadet Corps
Rerum cognoscere causas To know the causes of things Institute of Brewing
Rise Above the Rest Rise above the Rest RAF
Sans peur Without fear Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Semper fidelis Always faithful Devonshire Regiment
Semper paratus Always prepared RAF 207 Squadron
Serve to Lead Serve to Lead Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Sola virtus invicta Virtue alone is invincible Duke of Norfolk
Spirit in Motion Spirit in Motion Paralympic Games
Support Save Supply Support Save Supply RAF Tactical Medical Wing
Super Ardua Let us overcome our difficulties Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Sure and Stedfast Sure and Stedfast Boys' Brigade
Swifter and more keen than eagles Swifter and more keen than eagles RAF 11 Squadron
Tertius primus erit The third shall be the first! RAF 3 Squadron - Strike / Attack and Offensive Support, Harrier GR7
The sea shall not have them The sea shall not have them The RNLI
The Team Works The Team Works British Navy
Throughout the night, we strike Throughout the night, we strike RAF 9 Squadron
To hit the mark To hit the mark RAF 10 Squadron
To inspire, to achieve To inspire, to achieve Army Cadet Force (ACF)
Tria juncta in uno Three joined in one Order of the Bath
Trinitas in unitate United in the Trinity Trinity House
Turpe Nescire It is a disgrace to be ignorant Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Wakefield
Ubique! Quo Fas et Gloria Ducunt Everywhere! Where Right and Glory Lead Royal Regiment of Artillery
Ubique! Quo Fas et Gloria Ducunt Everywhere! Where Right and Glory Lead Royal Engineers
Unitate fortiore Stronger by union Building Societies Association
Ut Omnes Videant So That All May See Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Utrinque paratus Ready for anything Parachute Regiment
Venture Adventure Venture Adventure Air Training Corps (ATC)
Victoria Victory Royal Victorian Order
Vita donum dei Life is the gift of God Royal College of Midwives
We also serve We also serve PDSA Animal Gallantry Medal
We assist by watching We assist by watching RAF 13 Squadron
Who dares wins Who dares wins Special Air Service

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