Per ardua ad astra

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Deering's uniform features Searcher's motto embroidered on her upper sleeves in a semi-circular arch (BR25: "The Guardians").

Per ardua ad astra is a Latin phrase from Earth, translated into English as either "through adversity to the stars" or "through struggle to the stars."

Various air forces predating World War III, notably the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force, employed this Latin phrase as their motto. Its adoption as a motto by a flying corps dates back to 1912 CE by the Royal Flying Corps, when Colonel Frederick Sykes solicited suggestions to produce espirit de corps (morale) for those assigned to the Flying Corps.

Over 500 years later, it is adopted by Searcher, an Earth Defense Directorate vessel, in 2492 CE. The phrase not only adorns the fore dome under the ships name, itself located on both the port and starboard sides of the ship's "neck" (BR25: "Time of the Hawk"), but is affixed later in their deep space explorations via an arched, semi-circular patch (or directly embroidered) on the outer, upper arm to various crewmember's uniforms or embroidered on the vests of various crewmember's uniform vests (BR25: "The Guardians").

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