Alan Brookman Beddoe

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Blackburn Hamlet, Ontario Canada
Registration of Arms
April 15, 2021
Vol. VII, p. 354

Arms of Alan Brookman Beddoe
Arms of Alan Brookman Beddoe
 
Arms of Alan Brookman Beddoe

Arms of Alan Brookman Beddoe

Blazon

Argent a chevron Gules, on a chief wavy Azure a lion passant guardant Or resting the dexter forepaw on an escutcheon Argent charged with a maple leaf Gules;

Symbolism

The Canadian Heraldic Authority does not have confirmed symbolism for this emblem. The following comments are hypotheses only. The chevron alludes to the service chevron on a Canadian Army uniform from the First World War and its red colour marks the year 1914, indicating that Mr. Beddoe was a member of the first contingent of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. The wavy blue chief likely alludes to his service in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve during the Second World War, as well as to his work in designing numerous Royal Canadian Navy ship badges. The lion possibly refers to his English ancestry. The shield with the maple leaf indicates Mr. Beddoe’s work as a heraldic designer, artist and advocate.

Crest

Blazon

A boar’s head erased Or charged on the neck with a maple leaf Gules;

Symbolism

The Canadian Heraldic Authority does not have confirmed symbolism for this emblem. The following comments are hypotheses only. The boar’s head is a crest used by other Beddoe armigers. The maple leaf alludes to Mr. Beddoe’s nationality and his work with Canadian symbols.

Motto

Blazon

MEMINI;

Symbolism

The Canadian Heraldic Authority does not have confirmed symbolism for this emblem. The following comments are hypotheses only. This Latin phrase, meaning “I remember,” refers to Mr. Beddoe’s work over many decades as the chief artist of the Books of Remembrance, housed in the Memorial Chamber at Parliament in Ottawa.

 

Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the letters patent was made on December 11, 2021 in Volume 155, page 5668 of the Canada Gazette.

Letters patent registering the heraldic emblems of Alan Brookman Beddoe

Additional Information

Creator(s)

Not available.

Painter

Artist of the College of Arms, London / Artiste du Collège d’armes, Londres

Calligrapher

Not applicable

Recipient Type

Individual

Other Information

The recipient’s emblems were originally recorded at the College of Arms, London, England, 10 May 1960.