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Bradley Frederick Smith


Registration number 20141229A


This certifies that the heraldic arms of Bradley Frederick Smith are registered as an original design and described by the blazon below

Arms: Sable a caltrap Or and a chief chequy Gules and Argent.
Crest: A demi-winged horse Argent maned and hooved Sable holding between its hooves a net Or falling downwards.
Mantling: Sable doubled Or.
Motto: Per favaria defensio (Defense through the smith's service)


Rationale

The armiger is an Air Battle Manager for the United States Air Force; his job involves radar surveillance. Of all the traditional heraldic charges, a caltrap most resembles a radar return. The gold caltrap on a black field represents a "bogie" or unknown contact on a radar screen. The armiger spent two years in Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany as a missionary for his church. This area was once ruled by the Counts of the Mark, who used a fess chequy for the municipal arms of many of the cities and towns they administrated. After his service, he returned home to earn a Bachelors Degree in German (from a school whose colors are coincidentally red and white). The chief chequey represents both his faith and his education.

The pegasus is a symbol of Apollo, the patron of arts, and represents his love of music, art and literature. The net is another reminder of his military vocation.

Note

Assumed 12-21-2010.

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Bradley Frederick Smith

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