Semper paratus

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"SEMPER PARATUS" inscribed on the official flag of the U.S. Coast Guard

Semper Paratus is a Latin phrase, meaning "Always Ready". Sometimes shortened to Semper P. It is used as the official motto of some organizations, such as the United States Coast Guard. A 1928 song of the same name is also used as the U.S. Coast Guard's official march, and appears on the organization's flag.



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  • It is the motto of Fire and Rescue Service, Queensland, a part of Queensland Fire and Emergency Services


  1. ^ a b Canadian Forces Publication A-DH-267-003
  2. ^ "Winged dragon: The history of the Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force". Archived from the original on 2020-02-09. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
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  4. ^ The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, Bernard Burke, Harrison & Sons, 1884, pp. 25, 204, 324
  5. ^ "Semper Paratus" (Always Ready)
  6. ^ Special Unit Designations