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Some time ago, measured in years rather than months, I penned this animated gif of the so called HMS Ganges badge dating from 1905 until 1976.

I did this in response to the wild stories emanating from the ex-Ganges boys, and since this is a BULL [Indian female elephants do not have tusks] ....well, need I say more ?

But, what was the origin of this badge. Was it really Ganges 1928-1976 *, and where did the Wisdom is Strength bit come from?

Surely, the boys of the Ganges were strong in physique, but wise: certainly not !  I am quite sure that Minerva would not have had them in her Division ?

* Badge was first used in 1928 although RNTE Shotley became HMS Ganges in 1927

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