Michael F. McCartney wrote:In practical terms, of course; but in a Scottish grant which includes a standard, guidon, or pennon, the text of the grant specifies the size - formerly in inches, currently in metric. I don't recall seeing that sort of OCD language in Canada.
It would seem more useful if Lyon's grants specified proportions (hoist & fly) and perhaps .a maximum size.
There is absolutely no need to petition Lyon for a pennon (or for that matter probably also a standard and or guidon if one qualified) because once arms have been granted they can be displayed any way the armiger chooses. A pennon is just the shield and motto displayed on a colourful flying thing.
I believe that I have said this before (maybe even in this thread): It is worth noting that in Scotland, any armiger can have a pennon and (per a recent conversation on the HSS forum) "Lyon Sellar opined that it would be sensible for them to be assumed, as every armiger was entitled to one".