Arms of the borough of Tower Hamlets, London, England

Tower Hamlets

Granted 1965

Blazon: Argent on a base wavy azure charged with two bars wavy of the field a lymphad sail furled sable pennon and flags flying gules, on a chief of the second between a pair of fire tongs and a weaver’s shuttle a pale of the first charged with a sprig of mulberry fructed proper

Crest: On a wreath of the colors in front of a representation of the White Tower of the Tower of London proper two anchors in saltire or

Supporters: On the dexter side a sea-horse, on the sinister side a talbot, all proper

Mantling: Azure lined argent

Motto: From great things to greater

Most of the elements in this achievement are drawn from the arms of the borough of Stepney, which was incorporated into Tower Hamlets in 1965. The fire tongs are the symbol of St. Dunstan, who held the Manor of Stepney when he was Bishop of London.

Arms of the borough of Hounslow, London, England


Granted 1964

Blazon: Per fess azure and gules on a fess wavy between two wings conjoined in base argent surmounted by a sword erect or, in base a lion rampant guardant per fess of the fourth and third, a barrulet wavy of the first

Crest: On a wreath of the colors upon ferns proper a tablot passant sable supporting over the shoulder a post horn or

Supporters: Two griffins or gorged with collars gemel wavy azure charged on the wings with as many seaxes

Mantling: Azure lined argent

Motto: Juncti progrediamur (Let us go forward together)

The wings and sword represent London Airport and the aircraft industry. The lion is from the arms of Hounslow Priory. The fess and barrulet(s) are from the  Borough of Brentford and Chiswick, representing the rivers Brent and Thames

The blazon specifies one barrulet, but this depiction shows two. Either the number of the barrulets or the descriptor is off; it could be a barrulet gemel, which would be indicated by the collars on the supporters.

Arms of Urcabustaiz, Spain


Granted 1996

Blazon: Argent an oak tree eradicated proper fructed or between two acorns in chief also proper, in base a talbot passant sable surmounted by a mountain of five peaks proper, on the dexter a pale azure charged with ten canes 3, 2, 2, and 3 or, all within a bordure tierced per fess of the field, vert, and gules charged with the motto “Iragana buruan*” in the dexter chief, “Geroa eskuan**” in the sinister chief, and “Urkabustaiz” in base, all sable

*With the past

**With the future

Arms of Antoine IV Charles de Gramont

Count of Louvigny and Guiche 1641-1678, duke of Gramont 1678-1720, baron of Andouins and Hagetmau, lord of Bidache and Lesparre (1641-1720)

Blazon:  Per quarterly I or a lion rampant azure, armed and langued gules (Gramont), II and III gules three arrows palewise in fess points in base argent (Asté), IV or a greyhound rampant gules, collared azure within a bordure sable semé of plates (Aure); overall in the fess point an escutcheon argent a cross paté gules (Comminges)