United Reinsurers Ltd.
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UNITED REINSURERS LTD.
Arms: Argent, a rose gules, barbed and seeded proper; on a chief harry of four azure and of the field, a pale also argent charged with a cross throughout between in the first and fourth quarters a sword in bend, point upwards, also gules.
Crest: On a wreath of the colours, In front of a torch azure, enflamed proper, two keys in saltire, wards up wards and outwards, gold.
Supporters: On either side a talbot Or gorged with a cord gules, suspended therefrom by a like cord an escutcheon argent thereon within a bordure also gules a rose of the last barbed and seeded proper.
Motto: Let the Losse Lighte Easillie
The arms were officially granted on October 3, 1956.
The firm was established as a London branch of a Norwegian company in 1940, by Mr. Talbot, who remained in the Board of Directors until 1953. In his honour the two talbot supporters were granted. Unfortunately we have no information on the meaning or origin of these arms yet.
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