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Semper Paratus (Latin, "Always Ready") is the motto of a number of different organizations:



United Kingdom

  • 19 Combat Service Support(CSS) Battalion, Kinnegar Logistic Base, Northern Ireland
  • [No. CCVII Squadron RAF]], a fast jet flying training squadron.
  • Strathclyde Fire and Rescue
  • Ugbrooke House and Park near Chudleigh, Devon. Semper Paratus is the motto of their coat of arms.
  • Bowdon Cricket Club in Cheshire
  • Rangers Football Club
  • Grangemouth High School, Scotland
  • Caer Urfa, Freemasonry Lodge No. 4345, South Shields

Hong Kong

  • Government Flying Service, one of the disciplined forces of HKSAR
    • Cottage Farm Rangers FC - Tamworth Sunday League Football Team

United States

South Africa

  • Standard Bank 'Banking Group' Internship Programme 2007-2008
  • Ixopo High School
  • Anzac Primary School

1 South African Infantry Battalion


  • 2 Battalion - support company
  • Panser Battalion - Storm eskvadron 3



Royal Australian Navy

  • HMAS Stuart DE48, nicknamed "the Tartan Terror", paid off on 26 July 1991.

Australian Army

New Zealand

  • Te Kuiti High School

Fictional Usage

Prison Break

This phrase has also been used in the popular TV series Prison Break. As Johnathan Krantz (also known as The General or Pad Man) is waiting in the electric chair, a priest whispers to him "Are you ready, my son?", and Krantz replies with "Semper paratus".


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