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Sri Lanka Army Regiments and Corps Badges

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Sri Lanka Army Regiments and Corps Badges

Unread postby Marcus K » Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:50 pm

From the Wikipedia the Badges of the Corps and Regiments of the Sri Lanka Army:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:SLAC-1-.png
Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) raised in 1955. Motto: "Whither the fates call".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:SLA-1.png
Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA), raised on 12 April 1888 as The Ceylon Artillery Volunteers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:SLE.png
Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE), raised in 1911 as The Ceylon Engineers.

To be continued ...
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Unread postby Marcus K » Sat May 10, 2008 10:45 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:SLSC.png
Sri Lanka Signals Corps (SLSC). Established on 19 October 1943. Motto: "Certa Cito" Latin - (Swift and Sure). Both the badge and the motto are based on those of the Royal Signals. The Royal Crown abowe the Hermes is replaced by a buddhist wheel.

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Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI), this is the oldest infantry regiment in the Sri Lanka Army raised on 1 April 1881 as the Ceylon Light Infantry Volunteers. HRH the Prince of Wales was in the same year made Honourary Colonel of the Regiment, henche the POW plumes in the Badge. Today the plumes are replaced by three sheaves of paddy but still arranged as the POW badge. The regimental Motto is "Ich Dien" Latin - (I serve). This is the motto of the Prince of Wales and the Wikipedia article is wrong it is not Latin but German.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:SLSR.png
Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment, a rifle regiment raised 1 October 1956. Motto: "Swift and Bold"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:GW.png
Gemunu Watch, an infantry unit raised 7 December 1972 and named after one of the most famous Lankan Kings, Dutthagamani. Motto: “Maniwatta Abhikkama”-Pali (Do not tarry, Go forward).
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Unread postby Marcus K » Sat May 10, 2008 10:59 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:GR.png
Gajaba regiment raised 14 October 1983 by amalgamation of Rajarata Rifles och Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment. Motto: ‘Samagiya Shakthiyai' (Unity is Strength). Named after King Gajabahu I.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:VIR.png
Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment, raised 1 December 1980 but amalgamated with the Rajarata Rifles as seen above. The VIR was reraised 15 November 1988. The regiment is named after King Vijayabâhu I.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:SLCR.png
Commando Regiment, raised 1980. Motto: "Nothing is Impossible".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:SLASF.png
Sri Lanka Army Special Forces Regiment, raised December 1986. Motto: “Determined, Dared and Done”.
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Unread postby Marcus K » Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:25 pm

No Badge for the Mechanized Infantry Regiment raised 14 February 2007 is shown.

Badge of the Military Intelligence Corps, raised 1990: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:MIC-SLA.png

Badge of the Engineer Services Regiment, raised in January 1950 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:ESR.png

Sri Lanka Army Service Corps, raised 30 October 1949: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:SLASC.png
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