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.
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
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
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”)