The Discovery's coat of arms illustrated in the 'South Polar Times'
A photographic reproduction of the coat of arms printed in the first edition of the 'South Polar Times'. The illustration was done by Dr E A Wilson. The shield/escutcheon has been divided into four to illustrate (top l-r) the seal and Mt Erebus, and (bottom l-r) Discovery underway in ice and an Emperor penguin feed a chick. The two supporters are penguins behind whom is a sledge. The helmet on top of the escutcheon is a sledging balaclava, surmounted by a skua with outstretched wings. A St George Cross sledging flag and a set of skis are crossed over, appearing from behind the shield. In the foreground are a pair of mittens.
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