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Major David Alan Tosh, MA, KTJ

Registered: The International Register of Arms, 15th May 2020. Registration No. 0553 (Vol.4).

Arms: Gules, a griffin sergeant Or grasping in the dexter talons a sabre Argent hilted Sable guarded Or entwined by a snake Proper, on a chief rayonné Or three torteau.

Crest: Charged upon the shoulder with a fleur-de-lis Or a wolf sejant dexter paw raised and resting upon a cross pattee Gules voided Argent.

Motto: Suaviter Et Fortiter.

Assumed: United States of America 1st May 2020

Arms rendition and design by The Armorial Register Limited.

The Arms of Major David Alan Tosh, MA, KTJ

The armiger is a third-generation military officer, and has served in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Kuwait, Iraq, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He descends from William Mackintosh of Clan Mackintosh, who fought under James Graham, Marquis of Montrose, in the Scottish Civil War. William was captured by Lord Oliver Cromwell’s forces at Worcester in 1651 and indentured to New England. The colours of the armorial bearing reflect the family’s Scottish ancestry.

The rampant griffin alludes to the Clan Mackintosh coat of arms (part lion), and the family’s American heritage (part eagle). The wings also signify swiftness and protection, which reflect the military profession and he and his children’s competitiveness as track and field athletes. The sabre and serpent are a play on the armiger’s military branches of cavalry and medical service.

The armiger is descended through his grandmother, from Sir Philip Courtenay of Molland, Sheriff of Devon. The three roundels are a nod to his Courtenay ancestry as well as representing three generations of military service back to his grandfather. Sir Philip Courtenay’s grandmother was Eleanor of Castile, daughter of King Ferdinand III of Castile and Leon, thus the rampant griffin (lion component) further serves to pay homage to the armiger’s Spanish descent.

The armiger earned both a master of arts and a master of science, and is a black belt in Seven Star Mantis and Wah Lum Tam Tui Kung Fu. His love for research and learning is denoted by the rayonee division of the shield.

The crest signifies devotion to God and family. The fleur-de-lis, a reference to the armiger’s service with the 2nd Cavalry Regiment (Dragoons), and his French ancestry. The red wolf has a special significance to the armiger's family, as his son is the developer and owner of Red Wolf Programs.

He is a Knight/Chevalier of the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem, by Royal patronage of H.R.H. Princess Elisabeth of Ysenburg and Budingen.

 
 

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