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