Naval Fusiliers, Portuguese Navy

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NAVAL FUSILIERS, PORTUGUESE NAVY

Coat of arms (crest) of the Naval Fusiliers, Portuguese Navy

Official blazon

Fuzelado de prata e azul com uma ponta de vermelho; coronel naval de ouro forrado de vermelho; stoposto um listel enrolado de prata com a legenda em letras negras tipo elzevir "Braço ás armas feito". Circunda o escudo o colar da Ordem militar da Torre e Espada.

Origin/meaning

The field fusily Argent and Azure is a pun on the Fusiliers title. The Red pile probaly symbolise the offensive capability of the Corps. Around the Shield is the Military Order of the Tower and Sword, Portugal's highest decoration.

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Literature: Actas do 17o Congresso Internacional das Ciêcias Generalógica e Heráldica