Attached as the banner of the Portuguese Military History Committe (an organ of Ministry of Defence), a banner of its arms: Azure a winged serpent displayed Argent armed and tongued Gules holding an armillary sphere Or and charged on its breast with an ineschutcheon Azure five plates per saltire. Arms design
probably by Lt.-Col. Pedroso da Silva.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 Oct 2005
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