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Colin Wilbert Reichle

St. Albert, Alberta
Grant of Arms, with differences to Nicholas Robert Alexander Reichle and Kimberly Alexandra Kathleen Reichle
February 20, 2014
Vol. VI, p. 327

Arms of Colin Wilbert Reichle

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Blazon

Arms

Per fess Gules and Azure a fess between three estoiles Or;

Motto

STEADY AND TRUE;

Crest

A bear erect Gules holding in its dexter forepaw a hunting horn proper and resting its sinister foot on a pellet;


Symbolism

Arms

Red and blue are the artillery colours, alluding to Mr. Reichle’s military service in the Canadian Armed Forces, particularly with the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. The fess represents a wall and thus symbolizes the defence of Canada. The three stars evoke other Reichle German arms, as well as airbursts of artillery shells.

Motto

Not applicable

Crest

The bear symbolizes Mr. Reichle’s enjoyment of hunting. The hunting horn is based on the one in the badge of the North Saskatchewan Regiment in which he served. The cannonball makes another allusion to Mr. Reichle’s military service.