Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain

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Ottawa, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Supporters, Flag and Badge, with differences to Duncan John Drummond de Chastelain, Amanda Jane de Chastelain, Kylie Margaret de Chastelain, Meghan Jennifer de Chastelain, Bryn Macdonald de Chastelain, Kaitlin Lea de Chastelain Finnigan and Kelly Marie Frances de Chastelain Finnigan
September 15, 2017
Vol. VI, p. 764

Arms of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond De Chastelain
Arms of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond De Chastelain
Flag of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain
Badge of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain
Differenced Arms for Duncan John Drummond de Chastelain, son of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain Differenced Arms for Amanda Jane de Chastelain, daughter of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain Differenced Arms for Kylie Margaret de Chastelain, granddaughter of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain Differenced Arms for Meghan Jennifer de Chastelain, granddaughter of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain Differenced Arms for Bryn Macdonald de Chastelain, grandson of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain Differenced Arms for Kaitlin Lea de Chastelain Finnigan, granddaughter of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain Differenced Arms for Kelly Marie Frances de Chastelain, granddaughter of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain
 
Arms of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond De Chastelain

Arms of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond De Chastelain

Blazon

Or a tower, on a chief Gules three broad arrowheads points downwards Or;

Symbolism

The tower appears in a coat of arms used by General de Chastelain’s father, and is found in a number of European arms of people with similar surnames. It makes a pun on Chastelain (châtelain in modern French), the keeper of a castle. Red is the colour of the Canadian Army. The arrowheads refer to General de Chastelain’s military career; they are also found in arms of people named Walsh, and thus allude to his mother’s family name.

Crest

Blazon

A dexter arm in armour embowed proper holding a caltrop Or;

Symbolism

The armoured arm is found in the crest of the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, of which General de Chastelain is a graduate and was once Commandant. The caltrop is a badge of the Scottish Drummond clan and thus refers to his paternal grandmother’s family.

Supporters

Blazon

Dexter an officer of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in battle dress circa 1970, sinister a piper of The Calgary Highlanders proper, both standing on a grassy mount Vert;

Symbolism

The supporters pay tribute to the two regiments in which General de Chastelain has been a member. The officer in early 1960s Canadian Army battle dress marks General de Chastelain’s association with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. The piper indicates that he began his military career as a piper in the Calgary Highlanders, and that he has continued to play the bagpipes throughout his life.

Motto

Blazon

IN HONOUR CLEAR;

Symbolism

This phrase is taken from the motto of the Order of the Companions of Honour, of which General de Chastelain is a member: “In action faithful and in honour clear”, which is a line from a poem (Epistle VII, to Mr. Addison) by Alexander Pope

Flag of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain

Flag of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain

Blazon

A banner of the Arms;

Symbolism

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

Badge of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain

Badge of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain

Blazon

A tower Gules surmounting a Bowen knot Or;

Symbolism

The tower is taken from the Arms, and the shape of the cord alludes to a dance pattern in Scottish Country Dancing, a pastime of General and Mrs. de Chastelain.

Differenced Arms for Duncan John Drummond de Chastelain, son of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain

Differenced Arms for Duncan John Drummond de Chastelain, son of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain

Blazon

The Arms of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain with a balance Or in place of the central broad arrowhead; this individual will inherit the Arms of the Recipient following his death;

Symbolism

The balance symbolizes his career as a lawyer.

Differenced Arms for Amanda Jane de Chastelain, daughter of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain

Differenced Arms for Amanda Jane de Chastelain, daughter of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain

Blazon

The Arms of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain with a heart Or in place of the central broad arrowhead;

Symbolism

The heart is a symbol that has been used in association with physiotherapy, her profession, and is also used in Canadian heraldry to indicate an eldest daughter.

Differenced Arms for Kylie Margaret de Chastelain, granddaughter of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain

Differenced Arms for Kylie Margaret de Chastelain, granddaughter of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain

Blazon

The Arms of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain debruised of a five-point label Argent;

Symbolism

The arms of General de Chastelain’s grandchildren contain standard forms of heraldic differencing.

Differenced Arms for Meghan Jennifer de Chastelain, granddaughter of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain

Differenced Arms for Meghan Jennifer de Chastelain, granddaughter of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain

Blazon

The Arms of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain with the chief engrailed;

Symbolism

The arms of General de Chastelain’s grandchildren contain standard forms of heraldic differencing.

Differenced Arms for Bryn Macdonald de Chastelain, grandson of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain

Differenced Arms for Bryn Macdonald de Chastelain, grandson of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain

Blazon

The Arms of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain with the chief invected;

Symbolism

The arms of General de Chastelain’s grandchildren contain standard forms of heraldic differencing.

Differenced Arms for Kaitlin Lea de Chastelain Finnigan, granddaughter of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain

Differenced Arms for Kaitlin Lea de Chastelain Finnigan, granddaughter of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain

Blazon

The Arms of her mother Amanda Jane de Chastelain debruised of a three-point label Argent;

Symbolism

The arms of General de Chastelain’s grandchildren contain standard forms of heraldic differencing.

Differenced Arms for Kelly Marie Frances de Chastelain, granddaughter of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain

Differenced Arms for Kelly Marie Frances de Chastelain, granddaughter of Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain

Blazon

The Arms of her mother Amanda Jane de Chastelain with the chief engrailed;

Symbolism

The arms of General de Chastelain’s grandchildren contain standard forms of heraldic differencing.

 

Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the letters patent was made on March 31, 2018 in Volume 152, page 898 of the Canada Gazette.

Letters patent granting heraldic emblems to Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain

Additional Information

Creator(s)

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

Painter

David Farrar

Calligrapher

Doris Wionzek

Recipient Type

Individual