Coat Of Arms

The armorial achievement of the Company consists of a coat of arms, helm, crest and mantling and motto with, as supporters, a pikeman and a musketeer.

Unlike other regiments of the British Army, the HAC is incorporated as a charity and is the only military body to have a coat of arms as well as a badge. The achievement is believed to date from c 1615 and appears as the frontispiece to a military manual published in 1629. In 1821 the Company received a formal grant to bear arms from the Kings of Arms.