International Civil Aviation Day

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Arthur Radburn
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International Civil Aviation Day

Postby Arthur Radburn » 07 Dec 2019, 10:41

As today, 7 December, is International Civil Aviation Day, here is some civil aviation-related heraldry to mark the occasion.

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From South Africa : Union Airways, which existed from 1929 to 1934 (the field of the shield is supposed to be gold).

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From Luxembourg : the municipal arms of Sandweiler, dating from 1983.

The College of Arms took a more subtle approach when designing arms for British aviation corporations. No aircraft, but symbols of flight instead :

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the arms granted to the British Overseas Airways Corporation in 1941 ...

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... and those of British European Airways, granted in 1946 ...

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... and those of the two companies' successor, British Airways, granted in 1975.
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Arthur Radburn
IAAH Vice-President : Heraldic Education

Marcus Karlsson
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Re: International Civil Aviation Day

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 07 Dec 2019, 13:38

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The Arms of Bykovo in Moscow Oblast, includes a Yakolev Ya-40 Passenger Aircraft and a canting Bull.


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