The coat of arms of Sir Martin Farndale








Some notes on Martin Farndale’s coat of arms





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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, Alberta.


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.