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Robert James Sinclair Gibson

Calgary, Alberta
Grant of Arms, Flag and Badge
September 16, 2002
Vol. IV, p. 240

Badge of Robert James Sinclair Gibson

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Blazon

Badge

A long ship Azure, shields, sail and pennon Or, the sail charged with a badger paw print Azure;


Symbolism

Badge

A Viking long ship in blue, with the five shields on the side in gold. The sail is unfurled, and on it is a badger paw print in blue. The badge continues the colour theme of the arms. The long ship is used as a symbol of the Orkney Islands in the north of Scotland, the ancestral home of Mr. Gibson's mother's family. It has been made unique by the addition of the badger paw print from the arms onto the sail. The five shields and oars indicate Mr. Gibson's five children.