Gendarmerie Nationale Heraldry

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Gendarmerie Nationale Heraldry

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 04 Nov 2016, 10:57

Heraldry of the Gendarmerie Nationale (GN) of France.

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School Command of the GN.

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Gendarmerie School Fontainebleau.

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Gendarmerie Officers School.

The Grenades are the Symbol of the Gendarmerie.

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Re: Gendarmerie Nationale Heraldry

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 04 Nov 2016, 11:02

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Gendarmerie Mobile and Intervention Force, uses the Arms of the Province of Ile d'France within a Brodure Sable.

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Lille Gendarmerie Zonal Region.

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Re: Gendarmerie Nationale Heraldry

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 04 Nov 2016, 11:08

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Mobile Gendarmerie Squadron 12-3 Saint-Malo. Disbanded in 2010.

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Mobile Gendarmerie Squadron 19-9 Noyon.

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Surveillance and Intervention Platoon.

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Special Protection Platoon.

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Re: Gendarmerie Nationale Heraldry

Postby Chris Green » 04 Nov 2016, 11:14

Appalling emblazonment of the shields. Are the sable and or borders supposed to be part of the designs or not? As for the scroll + scribble, words fail me.
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Re: Gendarmerie Nationale Heraldry

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 04 Nov 2016, 11:15

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Nuclear Armaments Security Genadarmerie.

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Armaments Gendarmerie.

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Air Gendarmerie.

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Provost Gendarmerie, which provides the Military Police to the French Armed Forces.

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Re: Gendarmerie Nationale Heraldry

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 04 Nov 2016, 11:20

Chris Green wrote:Appalling emblazonment of the shields. Are the sable and or borders supposed to be part of the designs or not? As for the scroll + scribble, words fail me.


The Black Shieldshaped backgrounds I'am not sure that they are realy part of the Design. But are perhaps to represent the Pocket Fobs to which the Shields are fastened to the Uniform. As for the Scribble on the Scroll It think thay are not to be any particular words, but only to represent writing in general.

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Re: Gendarmerie Nationale Heraldry

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 04 Nov 2016, 11:34

I stand corrected, it appears that the Brodure Sable is part of the Design as can be seen on the shoulder of this Gendarmerie Colonel with a Unit Fanion.

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Re: Gendarmerie Nationale Heraldry

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 04 Nov 2016, 11:44

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The Helmet, Shield and Sword Emblem on which the Unit Shield is palaced. Here the Departemental Gendarmerie of Ile d'France.

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Re: Gendarmerie Nationale Heraldry

Postby Arthur Radburn » 04 Nov 2016, 14:33

I'm inclined to think that the black border is not part of the blazon. The embroidered shoulder patches evidently have black backings which shows around the shields, which are outlined in gold. The officer's medal ribbons too are on a black backing. On the other hand, the shields as displayed on the cap badges do not have bordures.

Blazons of gendarmerie arms on this page do not mention bordures either.
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Re: Gendarmerie Nationale Heraldry

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 17 Jun 2017, 13:20

Yes it appears that the Black border is not part of the Arms themselves. But are only an additon to the Cloth Insignia.


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