The Collingwood Crest

The original HMS Collingwood crest was round in shape and showed Chief Wavy Gules with three stags of Lord Collingwood’s native Northumberland. Crowned with the Naval crown, the crest showed the lion of England under the word TRAFALGAR. The establishment’s motto Ferar unus et idem (I will remain unchanged) appeared underneath.

In around 2002, the Royal Navy standardised crest shapes, with a diamond shape required for all shore establishments. A new crest was approved, which retains the nod to Lord Collingwood, with the Chief Wavy Gules, stag antlers and Trafalgar banner.

The first Collingwwod Crest
The current Collingwood Crest