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Ronald Patrick Gadd MBE

Blazon: Argent, a Goose volent Gules beaked & legged Or, on a chief nebuly also Gules 2 quill pens in saltire Argent penned gold between as many gads of steel also Argent

Crest; Out of a circlet of shamrock slipped Vert a demi-griffin Or beaked & langued Gules holding between its paws a gad of steel Argent

The motto means ‘hope is my solace’

Granted by College of Arms 27th August 1982

Background; The red goose is taken from the badge of No 51 Squadron RAF, ( the squadron flew ansons when badge issued in 1937, ansor, a goose) on which I served for ten years as aircrew. The gads of steel are an obvious pun on my surname, while the two quills relate to my second career as a barrister, this is also referred to in the crest, the griffin is taken from the arms of Gray’s Inn. The circlet of shamrock refers to my Irish ancestry.
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