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The significance of the colours used for standards

Red (Gules): Signifies magnanimity, military strength, warrior and martyr.

Blue (Azure): Signifies loyalty, chastity, truth, strength and faith.

Black (Sable): Constancy or grief.

Green (Vert): Hope, joy and loyalty in love.

Gold (Or): Generosity and elevation of the mind.

Silver or White (Argent): Peace and sincerity.

Purple (Purpure): Signifies temperance, regal, justice, royal majesty, and sovereignty.

Maroon / Blood Red (Sanguine / Murray): Signifies Fortitude, patience or victorious.

Orange (Tawny or Tenne): Worthy ambition!