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Arms of British Transport Commission

Official blazon

Arms : Vert, on a fess double-cottised argent between in chief three railway wheels of the last and in base a portcullis also argent two barrulets wary azure.
Crest : A demi lion gules holding between the paws a railway wheel argent.
Supporters: On either side a lion guardant gules charged on the shoulder with a railway wheel argent.
Motto: Velociter et securiter


Granted by the College of Arms on May 17, 1956. Transferred to the British Railways Board on February 20, 1963.

The symbolism is a green field for open countryside; barrulets for railways; wheels for road and rail transport; portcullis for ports and harbours.

The motto VELOCITER SECURITER means swift and sure.

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