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Chas Charles-Dunne

Registration number 20150106E

This certifies that the heraldic arms of Chas Charles-Dunne are registered as an original design and described by the blazon below

Arms: Gules fretty Argent on a chief wavy Bleu Celeste a rising sun Or.
Crest: Rising out of a band pierced by six fleur-de-lys set with four maple leaves Or between four thunderbolts Argent enflamed Proper a griffin Bleu Celeste beaked legged winged and ermined in the hind quarters Or armed and langued Gules clutching in the dexter talon an Indian 24-spoke Wheel of Life Azure and in the sinister a Royal Air Force roundel Proper.
Mantling: To dexter Bleu Celeste doubled Or and to sinister Gules doubled Argent.
Torse – Or Bleu Celeste Or Gules Argent Gules.
Motto: Stand and be Counted


Assumed: India, Spring - 2002 The armiger was born in 1952 in the Governor’s residence in Bombay, India. His family have been expatriates in India since 1804. The family descends from Peter Whannell (armiger – Lyon Register Vol.1 2496), who’s grandson Major General Peter Whannell became the Auditor General of the Madras Army of the Honourable East India Company.

After India obtained her independence, all foreign nationals were encouraged to leave and the armiger’s family immigrated to Canada, where his formative years were spent.

At age 18, the armiger joined the Royal Air Force and he was the first (and to this date the only) British serviceman to have initially attested in Germany. He has served in both Northern Ireland and on the Falkland Island during the South Atlantic Conflict.

The arms have no particular rationale. The brief was that they could be easily blazoned and emblazoned.


The International Register of Arms, 16th May 2013. Registration No. 0264 (Vol.2).

Registered by

Chas Charles-Dunne


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