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RAOC Collect, Corps March & Motto


Sua tela tonanti (“To the Warrior his Arms”)

Saint Barbara

The RAOC had St Barbara as its patron saint. The garrison church, first at Hilsea and then at Deepcut, was dedicated in her name; the pulpit, organ, stained glass windows and several memorials were transferred from the former to the latter when Hilsea Barracks closed in 1962. There was also a St Barbara’s Church at CAD Bramley, which had originally come from the depot in Pimlico; having done service in Bramley for 52 years it was again disassembled in 1978 and moved to Didcot.
The feast day for St Barbara is celebrated on the 4th of December each year.

The Corps’ Collect:
Almighty God, who hast made ready for us the Sword of the Spirit against the evil one, and the Shield of Faith to resist his devices, give we pray thee, to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, whose service it is to support our brethren in the day of battle, faithfulness in this our duty; and to assist us to put on thine  armour, that we may ever be ready in thy warfare, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

The Corps’ March: The Village Blacksmith

Motto: Sua tela tonanti (literally “His [i.e. Jupiter’s] Missiles to the one who is Thundering”, but commonly translated as “To the Warrior his Arms”)

Honi soit qui mal y pense:
Is a maxim in the Anglo-Norman language, a dialect of old Norman French spoken by the medieval class in England, meaning “shamed be whoever thinks ill of it”, usually translated as ” shame on anyone who thinks evil of it”.  It is the motto of the British chivalric Order of the Garter, the highest of all British knighthoods, except in Scotland.

The RAOC Corps March

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