Tour de France

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Iain Boyd
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Re: Tour de France

Postby Iain Boyd » 27 Jul 2015, 00:19

Greetings all,

re the aeroplane in the arms of Issy-les-Moulineaux -

I would suggest that the view from above should be regarded as the default as the shape of the body and wings and position of the engines generally defines a particular aircraft. (I will refer you here to the charts used by the military to identify aircraft from the ground.)

However, should the aeroplane be a charge on a chief or fesse then I would suggest that the view from the side with the front towards the dexter (as if the aeroplane was standing on the tarmac) should be regarded as the default - unless it is accompanied by other charges or unless two or three aeroplanes are the charges - in which case, I would revert to the first default definition.

I appreciate that this does complicate the issue at hand and from the point of view of 'blazon pedants' is not very helpful.

I prefer a simple, straight forward approach to blazon. However, in this case more information is better than less information.

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Iain Boyd

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Chris Green
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Re: Tour de France

Postby Chris Green » 27 Jul 2015, 06:04

So the Tour de France has ended in victory for Chris Froome and this thread has also run its course - though it is still open for comment on the arms I have highlighted during the past three weeks.

Who knows, with the Vuelta a Espana starting on 22 August, there may be a feast of Spanish heraldry in store.

http://www.lavuelta.com/15pr/en/
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Torsten Laneryd
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Re: Tour de France

Postby Torsten Laneryd » 27 Jul 2015, 09:18

Tank you Chris for this informative and entertaining thread! :P

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Arthur Radburn
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Re: Tour de France

Postby Arthur Radburn » 27 Jul 2015, 09:53

Torsten Laneryd wrote:Tank you Chris for this informative and entertaining thread! :P
I second that.
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Re: Tour de France

Postby Martin Goldstraw » 27 Jul 2015, 10:25

This would make a good article for the next newsletter Chris.
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Michael F. McCartney
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Re: Tour de France

Postby Michael F. McCartney » 28 Jul 2015, 01:02

What's French for "...as is shewn more clearly in the margin"? ;)
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Bruce E Weller
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Re: Tour de France

Postby Bruce E Weller » 28 Jul 2015, 10:17

Indeed, Chris, a nice mix of entertainment and education. Thank you.

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Terry Baldwin
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Re: Tour de France

Postby Terry Baldwin » 28 Jul 2015, 16:52

Most enjoyable and educational, Bravo!
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