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Peter Robert Beverley Armstrong

Vancouver, British Columbia
Grant of Arms, Flag and Badge, with differences to Ashley Armstrong, Chelsea Elizabeth Kelly Armstrong and Tristan Beverley Graham Armstrong
March 15, 2006
Vol. V, p. 16

Click on each image to enlarge. The blazon and symbolism for each element will accompany the enlarged image.


Blazon

Arms

Azure a chevron between three suns in splendour Or;

Crest

Issuant from a Loyalist civil coronet Gules an arm embowed vambraced and gauntleted proper grasping two maple leaves, one Or, the other Gules;

Motto

INVICTUS MANEO;

Flag

A banner of the Arms;

Badge

On a hurt rayonné a Loyalist civil coronet Or;

Differenced Arms for Ashley Frances Susan Armstrong, daughter of Peter Robert Beverley Armstrong

The Arms of Peter Robert Beverley Armstrong debruised of a three-point label Argent; this individual will inherit the Arms of the Recipient following his or her death;

Differenced Arms for Chelsea Elizabeth Kelly Armstrong, daughter of Peter Robert Beverley Armstrong

The Arms of Peter Robert Beverley Armstrong with the Arms within a bordure Or;

Differenced Arms for Tristan Beverley Graham Armstrong, son of Peter Robert Beverley Armstrong

The Arms of Peter Robert Beverley Armstrong within a bordure compony-counter-compony Azure and Or;


Symbolism

Arms

The chevron represents the mountain ranges of British Columbia. The suns symbolize the light of inspiration, important for entrepreneurship, plus power and strength. As well, the three suns represent Mr. Armstrong’s three children.

Crest

The arm is a pun on the surname Armstrong. The Loyalist civil coronet represents Mr. Armstrong’s Loyalist ancestry.

Motto

Meaning “I remain unconquered”, this Motto has been used within Mr. Armstrong’s family for many years.

Flag

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

Badge

The sun with the blue centre symbolizes the character and attractions of Savary Island in the Gulf of Georgia where Mr. Armstrong has a summer home.

Differenced Arms for Ashley Frances Susan Armstrong, daughter of Peter Robert Beverley Armstrong

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

Differenced Arms for Chelsea Elizabeth Kelly Armstrong, daughter of Peter Robert Beverley Armstrong

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

Differenced Arms for Tristan Beverley Graham Armstrong, son of Peter Robert Beverley Armstrong

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


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on July 8, 2006, in Volume 140, page 2040 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the Heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority

Painter
Linda Nicholson

Calligrapher
Doris Wionzek


Recipient Information

Individual