City of Bath Heraldic Society Roll of Arms




Granted 1981


Arms: Argent a goose volant gules beaked and 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 claws a gad of steel argent.


The red goose is taken from the Squadron Badge of 51 Squadron RAP (the Squadron flew Ansons - anser is Latin for a goose) in which Mr Gadd served for ten years as aircrew The gads of steel are an obvious pun on his surname, while the two quill pens relate to his second career as a Barrister. This is also referred to in the crest, for the griffin is taken from the arms of Gray's Inn The circlet of shamrock indicates Mr Gadd's Irish ancestry


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Update: 02/09/2008