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Drum Major’s Staff

Hall-marked 1785, the silver head of this Drum Major’s staff, the earliest known to have been carried by a Drum Major of the Regiment, bears three engravings: the regimental Latin motto, “Quo Fata Vocant”, or “Where the Fates Call”; the regimental emblem of St George slaying the Dragon; and the Roman numeral ‘V’ (five) for the Fifth Regiment of Foot.  “Where the Fates Call”: wherever the Regiment is called upon to serve, and whatever the Fates may bring.