Re: [fh] nac vexilliology was Re: Awards and Anthems(and now somebackground) [OT] [HIST]
From: Thomas Anderson <thomas.anderson@u...>
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 14:14:10 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Re: [fh] nac vexilliology was Re: Awards and Anthems(and now somebackground) [OT] [HIST]
On Mon, 26 Oct 1998, laserlight wrote:
> > >england - three lions
> leopards, technically--a lion in a specific position
> > >scotland - lion rampant / thistle
> > >wales - dragon
pedant! still, it's always good to be accurate. pedantry is a virtue.
> > >army - war department arrowhead
> the broad arrow is/was a symbol for government property, including for
> example prison garb
fair enough. it's certainly not really generally recognisable enough to
used as the symbol of the army.
> I suggest a blue field. The crown, leopards, harp, eagle, fleur de
> globe, and anchor should be gold. The unicorn and broad arrow should
> white. The wyvern, hand, and leaf should be red, which is not in
> accordance with the rules of heraldry if displayed on a blue field.
> Perhaps instead a canton (upper left quarter) can be changed to the
> appropriate background color, e.g. for Canada white with the red leaf.
a great many flags - the british for a start - do not follow the rules
heraldry, on the grounds that they're flags and not shields. i think we
could probably get away with yellow on white. and if not, then we can
always claim that it is a 'crown proper'!