College of Arms Newsletters 2018

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College of Arms Newsletters 2018

Postby Arthur Radburn » 27 Jan 2018, 15:59

The first newsletter for 2018 is now online : http://www.college-of-arms.gov.uk/news- ... tter-no-53.

These arms and crest were granted last month to Rakesh Sharma OBE (a recently decorated corporate CEO in Warwickshire) :

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Arms : Vert two Flashes of Lightning in saltire Argent between four Indian Elephants ambulant Or.

Crest : Upon a Helm with a Wreath Or and Vert Rising from a Closed Book fesswise Argent edged Or a Phoenix Vert the flames proper holding in the beak a Bezant.

"Ambulant" seems to be rather a rare attitude for animals.
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Postby Arthur Radburn » 25 Apr 2018, 19:04

The April newsletter (No 54) is now online at : http://www.college-of-arms.gov.uk/news- ... tter-no-54

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Among the grants listed are these honorary arms and crest, granted to John M. Wheat of Virginia USA. Obviously canting; I wonder if the bells allude to the Liberty Bell, which would tie in with the motto.
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Re: College of Arms Newsletters 2018

Postby Chris Green » 26 Apr 2018, 05:38

I wondered what the demi-tyger is holding. The blazon says:

a Pentagon Azure fimbriated and charged with a Horseshoe Or.


which describes what it is, but not what it represents.

The answer is the logo of the Germanna Foundation.

http://germanna.org/about/history/

http://germanna.org/about/people/j-marc-wheat/

The little fort founded by German immigrants to the banks of the Rapidan River in Virginia in 1714 was pentagonal in shape.
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Postby Martin Goldstraw » 26 Apr 2018, 08:46

Arthur Radburn wrote:
"Ambulant" seems to be rather a rare attitude for animals.


I like it. As I get older, the term "ambulant" gets more appropriate; I have long ago left behind my youthful "rampant" days.
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Re: College of Arms Newsletters 2018

Postby Chris Green » 26 Apr 2018, 11:20

As I get older, the term "ambulant" gets more appropriate; I have long ago left behind my youthful "rampant" days.


I find "reguardant", "couchant", "sejant" and "dormant" most appropriate for those of us of mature years. "Naiant" was never my thing.
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Re: College of Arms Newsletters 2018

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Re: College of Arms Newsletters 2018

Postby Chris Green » 25 Jul 2018, 15:25

The July newsletter is now on-line: https://www.college-of-arms.gov.uk/news-grants/newsletter/item/155-july-2018-newsletter-no-55

I note particularly the arms granted to Sir Len Allinson, who was British High Commissioner in Lusaka shortly before I served there in 1980. He was born in 1926, so his decision to seek a grant of arms has been a long time coming. He might well have chosen the same motto as Dame Esther Rantzen: If Not Now When.
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Re: College of Arms Newsletters 2018

Postby Arthur Radburn » 25 Jul 2018, 16:26

Nice arms. At 92, Sir Leonard must be one of the oldest grantees on record.
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Re: College of Arms Newsletters 2018

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Re: College of Arms Newsletters 2018

Postby Mark Henderson » 06 Nov 2018, 03:42

Perhaps I missed it, but does anyone happen to know the blazon for Bryan Ferry's arms?
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