Heraldry of the Guardia Civil

Spanish Heraldry
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Heraldry of the Guardia Civil

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 20 Apr 2016, 19:14

The Guardia Civil is the oldest Spanish police force and is mainly charged with policing the rural areas including ports and highways. Some pictures of the Heraldry of the Guardia Civil by Heralder on Wikimedia Commons.

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Assistant Operations Directorate.

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Guardia Civil Technical Cabinet.

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Guardia Civil Personnel General Sub-Directorate. The Siluette of a Guardia Civil with the carracteristic Hat of the Corps.

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Re: Heraldry of the Guardia Civil

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 20 Apr 2016, 19:19

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Guardia Civil Support General Sub-Directorate.

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Operations Command.

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The Operative Security Group.

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Re: Heraldry of the Guardia Civil

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 20 Apr 2016, 19:22

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The Cavalry Squadron of the Guardia Civil.

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The Maritime Service of the Guardia Civil.

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The Air Service of the Guardia Civil.

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Re: Heraldry of the Guardia Civil

Postby Chris Green » 20 Apr 2016, 19:37

The lozenge inescutcheon of the Cavalry Squadron is highly unusual, though there are several instances of lozenges used in civic heraldry in Aragon.
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Re: Heraldry of the Guardia Civil

Postby Iain Boyd » 21 Apr 2016, 01:58

Dear Chris,

The lozenge is unusual as an 'inescutcheon'.

However, as a charge which has been further charged, I think it works a lot better than a shield.

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Re: Heraldry of the Guardia Civil

Postby Chris Green » 21 Apr 2016, 06:26

We Anglo-Saxons have to get over the idea that a lozenge is solely the female version of a shield. Spanish practice was/is not the same.
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Re: Heraldry of the Guardia Civil

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 21 Apr 2016, 16:24

In this Case I would assume that the lozenge alludes to the lozenge shaped collar patches of the uniform of the squadrons' members (and other Guardia Civil members). This form is not used anymore.

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Re: Heraldry of the Guardia Civil

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 23 Apr 2016, 11:30

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Guardia Civil Officers Academy - El Escorial Center.

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Guardia Civil Officers Academy - Aranjuez Center.

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Non-Commissioned Officers and Guards Academy.

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Re: Heraldry of the Guardia Civil

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 23 Apr 2016, 11:32

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College of the Young Guards "Duke of Ahumada".

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Inernal Affairs Service.

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Canine Service.

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Re: Heraldry of the Guardia Civil

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 23 Apr 2016, 11:37

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Sanitary Service.

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Mountain and Speleology Service.

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Special Group of Underwater Activities.

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Special Intervention Unit.
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