In Canada, the Naval Reserve's motto is "De l'audace, encore de l'audace, et toujours de l'audace". The words are from George Danton, a French revolutionary who pronunced them in a famous speech in 1792.
I recently read that what inspired the Naval reserve to choose these words as a motto is a speech by Winston Churchill about the state of the Royal Navy in 1914, while he was first Lord of Admiralty.
No matter how much I look, I can't find any trace of this speech. Does it ring a bell to you?
Thanks in advance!