Force Trivia – Pip





Our current officer rank badges were first issued around 1876 based on the British Army rank system for officers.  Did you know that the diamond, some call it a star and others refer to it as a “pip”, used with the Supt., C/Supt., Ass’t Comm’r and Comm’r rank is a representation of the Military Star of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath.






Up to this day the diamond has three central crowns surrounded by the motto “Tria Juncta In Uno” (Three United by One” and refers to the union of the three kingdoms of the British Isles (England/Wales, Scotland and Ireland).   You have to have excellent eyesight or use a magnifying glass to see the words, but they are there.  I double dog dare you to look for it. 




image of Ric Hall closing block for his Photo Corner webpage