In the Aeneid a Latin Epic poem written by Virgil in the late 1st century BC, Euryalus was a Trojan Warrior, who with his friend Nisus, soldiered under the command of Aeneas. Aeneas was at War with the Rutulians and the Latinians. Whilst Aeneas was off on a separate sortie, Euryalus and Nisus decided to go and find him.
Unfortunately their way was barred by a large party of Rutulians. Euryalus and Nisus, seeing the enemy had posted no sentries and had caroused not wisely but too well decided to sneak through the enemy camp, killing as many as they could. This they did with great effect, but unfortunately ran into a group of 300 Latinian Horsemen. They decided to hide in the forest, but they were discovered when the moonlight reflected off Euryalus's helmet.
Although surrounded they fought well but were eventually killed, though not before Nisus had killed Volscens the leader of the Latinians. When the Rutulians discovered just how many men Nisus and Euryalus had killed they hacked off their heads and mounted them on pikes for the rest of the Trojans to see.Note: The above extract was taken from the Internet (author unknown and Interenet address (URL) unknown) and no copyright or ownership is intended or implied. Please advise the Webmaster... of this site if you know who the copyright author is, thank you.
|The 6 Ships|
|First Euryalus||1803-1850||Second Euryalus||1853-1867|
|Third Euryalus||1877-1897||Fourth Euryalus||1901-1920|
|Fifth Euryalus||1941-1959||Sixth Euryalus||1964-1989|
|The Battle Honours|
|Trafalgar||1805||Baltic||1854 - 1855|
|Malta Convoys||1941 - 1942||Mediterranean||1941 - 1943|
These battle honours are depicted on on the HMS Euryalus Association Standard ( picture left). This standard was paraded on ceremonial occasions by the Association and is now looked after by the Lancashire Fusiliers Museum in Bury, where it will again be paraded from time to time.
The standard also displays the motto "Omnia Audax" (Latin: Bold/Brave in All Things), originally that of the Lancashire Fusiliers and adopted by Euryalus by special dispensation of Their Lordships of the Admiralty in the early 1950's (see history of The Fourth Euryalus...). The badge of The Lancashire Fusiliers the Lancashire Fusiliers is also displayed in the standard’s bottom right hand corner.