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The badge for the Warsash Maritime School was granted by letters patent and is an adaptation of the Warsash Dragon.

13th October 2020

Solent University's Warsash Maritime School status as a leading and prominent maritime education, training and consultancy provider has been underlined today with the unveiling of a new heraldic badge.

The heraldic badge, which was granted by letters patent from the Garter Principal King of Arms, is based on the supporters (figures placed on either side of the shield) from our coat of arms. The supporters were designed to reflect the heritage of our maritime school and original Warsash dragon. Only large or significant organisations are entitled to have heraldic badges based on supporters.

The Warsash heraldic badge depicting a dragon holding a flag

Solent University’s new heraldic badge for the Warsash Maritime School includes an adaptation of the 'Warsash Dragon', a standard depicting the Solent and Isle of Wight in a simple geometric design to highlight the University's origins, and an anchor to recognise our first-class maritime education for the past 70 years.

Lars Lippuner, Director of the Warsash Maritime School, explained: “It is great to see the heritage, history and excellence of our maritime education celebrated through the new heraldic badge.

The new heraldic badge reflects our modern values – the evolution of our maritime education, training and consultancy over the last five years as part of Solent University, but also the school’s history dating back to the Gilchrist Navigation School in 1909.”

The heraldic badge will be used for the Warsash Maritime School's traditional ceremonial events, official communications and it will also feature in a new range of merchandise for alumni and current learners.