|RUMBALL, David E., CD, AdeC, UE, FRHSC (Hon)|
OF THE ARMORIAL BEARINGS OF
David E. RUMBALL, CD, AdeC, UE, FRHSC (Hon)
Arms: The shield is divided by two dovetailed lines into three horizontal sections, red at the top, gold in the centre and blue at the bottom. At each of the three corners of the shield is a gold Loyalist military coronet, made of maple and oak leaves and crossed swords. On the gold section are three red cinquefoils, heraldic shapes that resemble flowers with five petals.
The red and blue refer to the colours of 7 Toronto Regiment, The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, in which Mr Rumball served for nine years. He also served for eight years with the Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment, whose colours are blue and gold. The Loyalist coronets indicate Mr Rumball's descent from three Loyalist settlers. The cinquefoil is a symbol found in the arms of LCol OFC Cook, for whom Mr Rumball served as Esquire in the Order of St John. The dovetailed lines indicate Mr Rumball's hobby of restoring antique furniture, as dovetailing is a way of joining pieces of wood.
The Canadian Forces Decoration (CD) is shown pendent from the arms.
Crest: The upper half of a red lion with a gold Loyalist military coronet around its neck and holding between its paws a gold cinquefoil. This is placed on a steel helmet draped in cloth mantling in red and gold, set in place by a wreath of twisted cloth in these colours.
The crest repeats two of the symbols from the arms, the Loyalist coronet and the cinquefoil. The lion is a creature that particularly appeals to Mr Rumball.
Motto: "Nothing is forgotten" was chosen by Mr Rumball as a reminder to remember one's heritage and values. It signifies his fondness of historical and genealogical research and study.
Original concept of: David Rumball, assisted by the Heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.
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