Dating artillery hat badge

27-Apr-2017 12:34

Since the Royal New Zealand Artillery is allied to the Royal Artillery, our mottoes are the same, but on the badge's lower scroll, 'Quo Fas et Gloria Ducunt' has been replaced by 'Royal NZ Artillery' to distinguish New Zealand Gunners from other Commonwealth Artillerymen.

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Since then Gunners have defined their pieces according to their nature, ie guns, mortars or howitzers.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.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 Gunners have defined their pieces according to their nature, ie guns, mortars or howitzers.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.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.The RNZA cap badge is based on that of the Royal Artillery (RA), with several important differences, notably the crown and the wording.