Honestly – that’s not a sealion – that’s a mermaid in a mask. This, apparently, is the Greenwich Hospital coat of arms – so not a new design, as I had assumed last week, but a renewal of the old one. Joe found this banner in the ORNC, with the ‘correct’ badge on it.
My version last week was wrong in practically every detail – my red cross was diagonal, my crown is of the party hat variety instead of the seafarer/king style, my union flags don’t have St Patrick’s cross in them and my sealion is an actual animal of the ‘arnk, arnk’, ball-balancing-on-nose, fish-catching species, whereas theirs is – well, just made up…
And, I note, their Neptune doesn’t have a trident either, CB.
Who wants to join with me in a campaign to get a proper sealion on the GH crest? It is, after all, one of the most pressing problems Greenwich faces just now.