British Broadcasting Corporation

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Arms of British Broadcasting Corporation

Official blazon

Azure, a terrestial globe proper encircled by an annulet or and seven estolies in orle argent. Crest: On a wreath of the colours, A lion passant Or graping in the dexter forepaw a thunderbolt proper. Supporters: On either side an eagle, wings addorsed proper collared azure, pendent therefrom a bugle horn stringed Or. Motto Nation shall speak peace unto nation [Originally Quaecunque]

Badge: A thunderbolt proper, theron a pellet inscribed with the letters BBC or.


The arms were granted 8 March 1927.


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