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". 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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Canada[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

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Citations
  1. ^ Canadian Forces Publication A-DH-267-003
  2. ^ https://coadb.com/surnames/clifford-arms.html
  3. ^ The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, Bernard Burke, Harrison & Sons, 1884, pp. 25, 204, 324
  4. ^ "Semper Paratus" (Always Ready)
  5. ^ Special Unit Designations
References
  • Canadian Forces Publication A-DH-267-003 Insignia and Lineages of the Canadian Forces. Volume 3: Combat Arms Regiments
  • ""Semper Paratus" (Always Ready)". Coast Guard History - FAQ's. U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  • "Special Unit Designations". United States Army Center of Military History. 21 April 2010. Archived from the original on 9 June 2010. Retrieved 17 July 2017.