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Cap Badges

Find out more about the history and signficance of the cap badges of the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, the Devonshire Regiment, the Dorsetshire Regiment, the Queen's own Dorset Yeomanry and The Dorset Yeomanry.

The Devonshire & Dorset Regiment

The Devonshire and Dorset RegimentThe Devonshire and Dorset Regiment

The badge is made up of two elements from each of the old Devonshire and old Dorsetshire badges:

  • Devonshire - Exeter Castle, with the motto of the city of Exeter 'Semper Fidelis' (Ever Faithful);
  • Dorsetshire- A Sphinx over the Battle Honour  Marabout above the motto 'Primus in Indis' (First in India). See the description of the Dorsetshire Regiment cap badge for more information.

The Devonshire Regiment

The Devonshire Regiment - Post 1881 Victorian Officers' CapbadgeThe Devonshire Regiment - Post 1881 Victorian Officers' Capbadge

An eight pointed Infantry star surmounted by a royal crown. In the centre is  Exeter Castle with Semper Fidelis (Ever Faithful) , the motto of the City of Exeter below.  The castle is surrounded by a circlet with the legend 'The Devonshire Regiment'.

 

 

The Dorsetshire Regiment

The Dorsetshire RegimentThe Dorsetshire Regiment

Gibraltar Castle with the 'Key to the Mediterranean', surmounted with a Marabout Sphinx, surrounded by the Waterloo wreath and the title Dorsetshire ('Dorset' post 1951). See description of the constituent elements of the Dorsetshire Regiment Cap Badge for more information.

 

 

The Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry

Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry - King's Crown WWI Economy CapbadgeQueen's Own Dorset Yeomanry - King's Crown WWI Economy CapbadgeQueen's Own Dorset Yeomanry - Queen's Crown Capbadge Post 1953Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry - Queen's Crown Capbadge Post 1953

Centre of initials Q and O (Queen's Own), titled scroll inscribed 'Dorset' and initial Y (Yeomanry), in a garter circlet with motto surmounted by a royal crown. The whole is surrounded by a double laurel wreath.

 

 

The Dorset Yeomanry

The Dorset Yeomanry Cap BadgeThe Dorset Yeomanry Cap Badge

A centre of the mailed fist of the Royal Armoured Corps, superimposed on crossed carbine and cavalry sabre. Circlet inscribed Tu ne cede malis' (Yield not to Misfortune - family motto of the Dawson Dam)