The College of Arms operates a scheme whereby parish, town and community councils can petition for a grant of a coat of Arms at a specially reduced rate. Councils interested in pursuing this scheme to enable them to establish lawful Arms, particularly in view of the forthcoming Jubilee Year, should contact the Officer in Waiting.

Illustrated left are the Arms granted to Wootton Bassett Town Council, by Letters Patent of Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms, dated 30 August 2011, the day before the date of Her Majesty The Queen's Patent granting the designation Royal to the town. The town has long used unofficial Arms consisting of a chevron between three lozenges: the granted design adapts this to reflect the Royal favour accorded in recognition of Wootton Bassett's role in recent repatriations of fallen servicemen and women.

Arms: Gules a Chevron Argent between in chief two Lozenges and in base a Lion passant guardant Or.

Welcome to the thirtieth edition of the College of Arms Newsletter.

Welcome to the twenty-ninth edition of the College of Arms Newsletter.

University of Lincoln

A grant of Arms, Crest, Badge and Supporters was made to the University of Lincoln by Letters Patent of Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms dated 12 May 2011. The Letters Patent recite the history of the university leading up to its establishment in 2001. The Patent was presented to the university at a ceremony on 18 June 2011 by Peter O'Donoghue, Bluemantle Pursuivant, in the presence of the Lord Lieutenant for Lincolnshire, Mr Antony Worth, at the inaugural meeting of the university's Court. College reference: Grants 175/270. The blazon is as follows:

By decision of the College of Arms all proceeds arising from the sale of The Armorial of Haiti will be donated to the international effort for the relief of Haiti
after the calamitous earthquake of 12 January 2010.

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