Frigate Holger Danske, Danish Navy

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FRIGATE HOLGER DANSKE, DANISH NAVY

Coat of arms (crest) of the Frigate Holger Danske, Danish Navy

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The Bend is in the Colours of the "Frihedskaemeperarmbindet" (The Liberty Strugglers Arm Band). This symbolises the Dansih Struggle against the German Occupation in 1940-1945. Holger Danske is a symbol of the Resistance and fighting spirit when Denmark is in peril. The Name was given to a former British Frigate transfered to Danish Service in 1945. Approved by HM the King on 15 April 1959.

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Literature: Picture by Skjoldbro on Wikimedia Commons. Symbolism from the Book Dansk Orlogsheraldik.