Friday, April 20, 2018

"Vim Hoc Cum Humilitate"

This is right up The Veteran's alley.


Australia's Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Campbell has banned using symbols of death.  

Apparently he fears such symbols might give the army a bad name.  For God's sake, Chaps.  Don't mention the word 'Kill!'

“As soldiers our purpose is to serve the state, employing violence with humility always and compassion wherever possible. The symbology to which I refer erodes this ethos of service.”

The title of this post is to be the new Ocker Army motto.   It translates as the above piece in bold.

As more than one commenter has already pointed out, he's going to have a bit of a problem because the skull and crossbones to which he objects is part of the insignia of a  number of British regiments.


Queen's Royal Lancers



Anzac Day might just get a bit interesting with one or two provocative fancy dress costumes on display.



3 comments:

David said...

Anzac Day might just get a bit interesting with one or two provocative fancy dress costumes on display.


ANZAC day marches are not an official Army parade so participants can dress as they like, in fact, quite a few do a bloody good Les Patterson each year.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

David, again you've missed the bus. I was not referring to participants.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

I'd be interested to see whether the good LG is able to specify exactly what he means by "the army’s values"