The College is composed of thirteen Officers of Arms, whose names conjure up the romantic days of chivalry. As of December 2015, they are:

King of Arms

The Kings of Arms alone exercise the Crown’s authority to devise and grant arms.

Garter
Thomas Woodcock, CVO, BA, LL B, DL, FSA
Clarenceux
Patric Laurence Dickinson, LVO, MA
Norroy & Ulster
Timothy H.S. Duke, MA

Heralds of Arms

Lancaster
Robert J.B. Noel, MA, MPhil
Windsor
William G. Hunt, TD, BA
Somerset
David V. White, MA
Richmond
Clive E.A. Cheesman, MA, PhD, FSA
York
Peter O'Donoghue, MA
Chester
Vacant

Pursuivants of Arms

Portcullis
Hon. Christopher John Fletcher-Vane, MA
Rouge Croix
John Michael Allen-Petrie, MSc
Rouge Dragon
Vacant
Bluemantle
Vacant

There are also a number of supernumerary officers of arms who are not members of the College but who process with the other heralds on ceremonial occasions. They are style “heralds extraordinary”

New Zealand Herald Extraordinary
Philip Patrick O'Shea,
CNZM, LVO
Maltravers Herald Extraordinary
John Martin Robinson,
MA, DPhil, FSA
Norfolk Herald Extraordinary
David Rankin-Hunt,
MVO, MBE, TD
Arundel Herald Extraordinary
Alan Roger Dickins,
MA
Wales Herald Extraordinary
Thomas Owen Saunders Lloyd,
OBE, MA, DL, FSA
Fitzalan Pursuivant Extraordinary
Alastair Bruce of Crionaich,
OBE, DL

Except for Garter King of Arms, who is named after England's most prestigious earned title, all heralds are named after royal duchies or have titles that reflect royal or Christian symbols.

The Heralds and Pursuivants have a rota for the duty of Officer in Waiting. Each in turn serves for one week at a time and deals with all general enquiries from the public. In this capacity they provide the services of heraldic identification, genealogy and the designing of new arms.

The College of Arms is located at:

Queen Victoria Street
London EC4V 4BT
United Kingdom

+44 20 7248 2762

www.college-of-arms.gov.uk

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