Naval Marine Archive The Canadian Collection

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Picton, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Supporters, Flag and Badge
September 20, 2013
Vol. VI, p. 267

Arms of the Naval Marine Archive The Canadian Collection
Arms of the Naval Marine Archive The Canadian Collection
Flag of the Naval Marine Archive The Canadian Collection
Badge of the Naval Marine Archive The Canadian Collection
 
Arms of the Naval Marine Archive The Canadian Collection

Arms of the Naval Marine Archive The Canadian Collection

Blazon

Argent an anchor Azure fouled of a chain Gules between two torches Azure enflamed proper, on a chief Azure a chain of three links Argent;

Symbolism

The anchor refers to the society’s mandate for preserving naval records, and the torches symbolize learning. The chain links refer to the silver Covenant Chain, a representation of which appears in the Archive’s exhibition space. The chain is a symbol of alliance between Europeans and Iroquois, and its three links symbolize peace, friendship and respect. It thus represents the Archive’s work related to the heritage of local First Nations. The blue, white and red colours are those of the Royal Union Flag and refer to the Loyalist heritage of the Picton region as well as to the extensive records held by the Archive related to the naval heritage of Great Britain.

Crest

Blazon

A seahorse Argent crined Azure gorged with a Loyalist civil coronet Gules and holding an anchor fouled of a chain Azure;

Symbolism

The seahorse emphasizes the maritime nature of the Archive’s collections, as does the anchor. The Loyalist civil coronet pays tribute to the Loyalist heritage of Prince Edward County and the focus of many of the Archive’s studies.

Supporters

Blazon

Two swans naiant Argent on barry wavy Azure and Argent, each charged on the wing with a rose Gules bearing a maple leaf Argent;

Symbolism

The swan is a water-dwelling bird, and thus refers to the Archive’s interests in both nautical and aeronautical matters. The rose and maple leaf refer to the focus of the Archive’s work on England and Canada.

Motto

Blazon

FUTURUM EX PRÆTERITO;

Symbolism

Meaning “The future from the past”, this Latin phrase is taken from the Confessions of St. Augustine, book XI, chapter 11.13.

Flag of the Naval Marine Archive The Canadian Collection

Flag of the Naval Marine Archive The Canadian Collection

Blazon

A banner of the Arms;

Symbolism

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Badge of the Naval Marine Archive The Canadian Collection

Badge of the Naval Marine Archive The Canadian Collection

Blazon

On a hurt a seahorse gorged with a Loyalist civil coronet, holding an anchor fouled of a chain and environed by a chain Argent;

Symbolism

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

 

Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the letters patent was made on March 22, 2014 in Volume 148, page 655 of the Canada Gazette.

Letters patent granting heraldic emblems to the Naval Marine Archive The Canadian Collection

Additional Information

Creator(s)

Original concept of Robbie Sprules and Bruce Patterson, Deputy Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter

Eva Pilar-Cass

Calligrapher

Doris Wionzek

Recipient Type

Civil Institution
Cultural Organization