Arms of the borough of Brent

Brent

Granted 1965

Blazon: Per chevron wavy argent gules and vert, in dexter chief an orb ensigned with a cross crosslet or, in sinister chief two swords in saltire proper, points in chief, in base as many seaxes in saltire, points in chief of the last enfiled with a Saxon crown of the fourth

Crest: Within a Saxon crown or on a mount vert a lion statant of the first charged on the shoulder with a cinquefoil gules

Supporters: On the dexter a lion or supporting a staff gules with a banner vert charged with a balance of the first; on the sinister a dragon azure supporting a staff of the third with a banner of the second charged with three lilies argent

Mantling: Gules lined argent

Motto: Forward Together

Compartment*: A grassy mound divided by water argent charged with a pale wavy azure

This achievement is largely a combination of the arms of the former boroughs of Wembley and Willesden. The former contributed the seaxes, the Saxon crown, and the lions, while the latter contributed the orb, the swords (both symbols of King Athelstan), the cinquefoil, and the dragon.

*Compartments are usually left to the discretion of the artist, not specified in the blazon.

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Arms of Alcázar de San Juan, Spain

Alcazar de San Juan

Granted 1992

Blazon: Azure on a base a triple-towered castle or windowed gules in the dexter; in the sinister a knight armored bearing in the dexter hand a lance proper and in the sinister hand a banner of the third a cross argent mounted on a horse salient of the last saddled, bridled, and caprisoned also proper

The knight is potentially a reference to the Knights Hospitaller, who took control of the town in 1189 – the banner matches their arms. The name of the town is probably derived from the Arabic “Al-kasar,” or “fortified castle.”

[A]s nothing is more dishonorable and shameful to a Captain or general than the loss of his Banner, Standard, or Guydon, etc. so no service in field of greater worship,
and better worthy of reward, than to preserve the same from the hands and dishonor of the enemy.

– From The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne (1586), p101

Arms of Beccles Town Council, England

Beccles

Granted 1956

Blazon: Azure a bend wavy between two pairs of arrows in saltire each pair enfiled by an ancient crown or

Crest: On a wreath of the colors in front of a clump of rushes proper issuant therefrom a demi-lion azure a dolphin argent

Supporters: On the dexter a dragon wings inverted and addorsed gules gorged with a mural crown and supporting a staff or flying a banner argent charged with a cross pommée of the first; on the sinister a like dragon of the second gorged with a mural crown of the first and supporting a staff of the second flying a banner of the first charged with two keys in saltire of the second

Motto: Prosperity through fidelity

Arms of Huntingdonshire District Council, England

Granted 1937

Blazon: Barry wavy argent and azure, on a lozenge throughout vert between three garbs 1 and 2 in chief and a cornucopia palewise in base a fess embattled or

Crest: On a wreath argent and azure a lion rampant gules gorged with a collar flory counter-flory or and supporting a staff proper flying a banner vert bearing a hunting-horn stringed or

Mantling: Azure lined argent

Motto: Labore omnia florent (By labor everything prospers)

Arms of Liverpool City Council, England

Granted 1797

Blazon: Argent a cormorant close holding in the beak a branch of the seaweed called laver all proper
Crest: On a wreath of the colors, a coromorant wings elevated holding in the beak a branch of laver all proper
Supporters: On the dexter Neptune with his sea-green mantle, the waist wreathed with laver proper, on his head an Eastern crown or, in his exterior hand a trident sable, the interior supporting a banner of the arms; on the sinister a triton wreathed as the dexter and blowing his shell, his interior hand supporting a banner charged with a ship in full sail upon the sea in base, all proper, the banner staves or

Motto: Deus nobis haec otia fecit (“God has granted us this ease”)