Ubique (poem)

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Plaque unveiled October 20, 1971 in King Street (Dundas, Hamilton, Ontario)

Ubique is a poem by Rudyard Kipling about the Boer War, published in The Five Nations in 1903.[1]

It's title is derived from the Motto and Battle Honour of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, however the opening lines are attributed to the lack of knowledge of Latin within the ordinary ranks of the Gunners. Ubique is pronounced "Ooh-Bee-Kway", but is generally pronounced as "You-Bee-Kway".


Ubique ('everywhere' in Latin) is the motto of the Royal Artillery[2] and the Royal Engineers.[3] It was given to them by King William IV in 1832 and in 1833 it was further granted as a battle honour to the Royal Artillery in place of all former and later battle honours they could receive.


  1. ^ The Five Nations, The University of Newcastle, Australia
  2. ^ "The Verse of Rudyard Kipling, Major General's Page". Zeitcom.com. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  3. ^ Royal Engineers

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