The coat of arms of Sir Martin Farndale
Some notes on Martin Farndale’s coat of arms
This is the coat of arms of Sir Martin Farndale
The knight’s helmet denotes the
military career of General Sir Martin Farndale KCB.
The red zig zag within the shield
is based on the Royal Artillery colours and tie.
It has the white rose of Yorkshire
in its centre.
The sheaths of corn denote
Martin’s birth and early years on the prairie in Canada. He was born in Trochu,
The chestnut horse depicts the
Chestnut Troop, First Regiment Royal Horse Artillery, who he commanded.
The daffodil depicts the valley
of Farndale, renown for its daffodils.
Around the coat of arms hangs the Knight
Commander of the order of the Bath, KCB.
The motto is the motto used by Farndales for
several generations, dictum meum pactum – his word is his bond.
The coat of arms may be adapted by
direct descendants of Sir Martin Farndale. But it is a coat of arms associated
with the Farndale history.