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Officers' cap badge, Royal Army Dental Corps, 1965 (c)

This badge consists of a dragon's head, with a sword in its mouth, within a wreath of laurel and surmounted by a monarchial crown. Beneath the laurel is the regimental motto 'Ex Dentibus Ensis'. This translates as 'From the teeth, a sword' and refers to the Greek legend of Cadmus who killed a dragon and then sowed its teeth in the ground. From the buried teeth sprang soldiers.

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NAM. 1985-06-121-3


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National Army Museum, Study collection

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