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Sir David Robert Campbell Durie KCMG

Arms: Azure, a chevron Argent, in chief two crescents Or, in base a roundel gyronny of eight Ermine and Gules, from the shield is pendent by its proper riband the Badge of a Knight Commander of the most distinguished Order of St Michael and St George.

Crest: a triple towered castle Gules, door and windows Sable having a key Or pendent from the door

Motto: "As a rock my faith".

Grant: Lyon Court, 31 May 2003, page 38, vol 85.

The main elements of the shield are derived from the arms of Andrew Durie of Durie with the replacement in base of a third crescent Or by a roundel gyronny of eight Ermine and Gules which is a symbol of the Campbells of Loudon from whom I am descended on my Mother's side via the Campbells of Fairfield. The motto "As a Rock my Faith" also relates to the Durie of Durie motto "Confido" but is also an allusion to my time as Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Gibraltar, which is often called "the Rock". The crest is also a reference to Gibraltar whose own arms (originally granted by Queen Isabella of Spain in 1502 but later adopted by British Gibraltar) consist of the castle and key described in the Blazon.
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