Semper paratus

Semper Paratus is a Latin phrase, meaning "Always Ready". Sometimes shortened to Semper P. It is used as the official motto of some organizations, such as the United States Coast Guard. A 1928 song of the same name is also used as the U.S. Coast Guard's official march, and appears on the organization's flag.

"SEMPER PARATUS" inscribed on the official flag of the U.S. Coast Guard



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  • It is the motto of Fire and Rescue Service, Queensland, a part of Queensland Fire and Emergency Services


  1. ^ a b Canadian Forces Publication A-DH-267-003
  2. ^ "Winged dragon: The history of the Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force". Archived from the original on 2020-02-09. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Clifford Coat of Arms Meanings and Family Crest Artwork".
  4. ^ The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, Bernard Burke, Harrison & Sons, 1884, pp. 25, 204, 324
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  6. ^ "Semper Paratus" (Always Ready)
  7. ^ Special Unit Designations
  8. ^ "NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive".