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David Birtwistle BA, BSW, MSW.

Registered: The International Register of Arms, 29th April 2013. Registration No. 0258 (Vol.2).

Arms:  Per pale dancetty Argent & Sable a Sword erect the blade enflamed proper pommel and hilt Or between two Flaunches counterchanged.

Crest: A demi-dragon Sable armed & langued Gules, in the dexter claw a Cross Crosslett Fitche Or, resting the sinister claw on a Rose Gules barbed and seeded proper.

Motto: Sapientia Crescito Veritas Polleto.

Badge:  Between a pair of Dragon's Wings conjoined and expanded Or a Sword erect the blade enflamed proper pommel and hilt Or.

Canadian Badge: Two Irish Wolfhounds heads erased addorsed and conjoined proper charged with a cross crosslet fitche Or.

The Arms of David Birtwistle

Grant: The College of Arms, London, 15 May 1975; Canadian Badge, The Canadian Heraldic Authority, Ottawa, Canada 15 June 2005; Canadian Standard, The Canadian Heraldic Authority, Ottawa, Canada, 15 September 2010.

The arms were conceived by the late John P. Brooke-Little, then Richmond Herald of Arms. The colours and dancetty line represent the conflict between good and evil while the flaunches represent the worlds of light and darkness.

The English Badge of David Birtwistle

The Canadian Badge of David Birtwistle

The sword is that of justice burning with the flames of learning and knowledge. The arms symbolize the armigerís professions of social work and education, as well as his military (RCAF/CF) service, noted by the dragon and sword.

The dragon of the crest (demi in this case), is one of the armigerís favourite beasts, both fierce and protective. It rests a claw on a red rose, symbolic both of the armigerís country and county of birth, while holding in its other claw a cross for symbolising the armigerís religion.

The motto, translated, reflects the armigerís personal and professional ideals: "Let knowledge Increase and Truth Prevail".

The English badge has elements from the arms and crest and the Canadian Badge was designed to honour Boadicea and Kenna, (Kenna Cu Daibheid and her sister, Boadicea Finnchosach Cu Daibheid), the armigerís two female Irish Wolfhounds. The cross is borrowed from the crest.

The English Standard of David Birtwistle

The Canadian Standard of David Birtwistle

 

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