HMS Achilles badge

HMS <em>Achilles</em> badge

HMS Achilles' ship's badge. This was designed in England by Major C.J. ffoulkes (1868-1947) and approved on 20 July 1931. The badge bears the helmeted head of Achilles on a red background and the motto Fortiter in Re, meaning either 'unyielding in action' or 'bravely in action'.

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Posted: 02 Jun 2018

Crew on the Gambia had jewellers make versions of this ship's badge for wear as lapel badges and signet rings. I have both in my grandfather's effects. He served on Gambia during WW2.