WITH... the dissolution of the three former fire brigades of Dyfed, Powys, and West Glamorgan on the 31st March 1996, the newly formed Mid and West Wales Fire Brigade had the opportunity to design a totally new Coat of Arms.
Both Fire Authority and Brigade members were unified in the decision to ensure that the new Coat of Arms reflected the main characteristics of the area and the new design was accepted with immense satisfaction.
The dragons representing one for each County
The centre design comprises of three meshes of a net or voided lozenges, dividing the whole, horizontally and counter-changing the same in green and white.
The three voided lozenges can be taken as representing the three component parts of the brigade. They also suggest the mountains and hills of Mid and West Wales. They can also depict the now disappearing coal mining tips which were the result of the numerous coal mines scattered in every valley. All these are counter-changed and reflected in water which is the area’s Lakes, Rivers, Ports and Coastline. There is also even a suggestion of a “M” with a “W” in the base (Mid and West).
The apexes and bases of the mesh net shapes are treated as a stylised spruce tree. Within each mesh net shape, on the centre line, is a cogged wheel symbolising the industrial areas of the Brigade (Llanelli, Milford Haven, Swansea and Port Talbort,).
The design retains simplicity and distinctiveness whilst also reflecting the Brigade’s wish to bring in water with a rugged coast, the countryside, forestry and industry.
Can anyone tell me what the latin words mean?
Either YOBIS or VOBIS PRODESSE NECESSA?? and may be TEMPORE or TEAIPORE