Last modified: 2005-12-31 by bruce berry
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The Coat of Arms consists of a green ring with a knot tied at the upper end of the ring. On the top is the inscription ‘Repubulika Y’U Rwanda’ and below is the national motto ‘UBUMWE, UMURIMO, GUKUNDA IGIHUGU’ or ‘UNITY, WORK, PATRIOTISM.’ Other features of the Coat of Arms are the sun, sorghum and coffee, a basket, a cog wheel and two shields.
One translates the motto: "ubumwe- umurimo- gukunda- igihugu"
as "solidarity- work- home country- nation"
Jens Pattke, 31 Dec 2001
... and the two golden things are African shields visible from their
sides? And what is the peculiar thing in the center of Coat of Arms, above the wheel?
Jan Zrzavy, 31 Dec 2001
The center of the Rwandan Coat of Arms shows a traditional basket that
is a gift of friendship among the Rwandese. Often times they are given
with successively smaller baskets inside one another, similar to Russian
dolls. When given at a wedding, it is symbolic of family values and the
promises kept within the house (note the lid on the basket).
Robert Hawes, 06 Feb 2002
The Coat of Arms has the vexillology rope knot at its base. I know this
is not in reference to our object of infatuation though, but it's nice
seeing it there.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 31 Jan 2002
Roundel of yellow-red-yellow-green in Album
This must be some later development, as Cochrane & Elliott' Military Aircraft Insignia of the World does not mention it, but gives simple red-yellow-green roundel, and "sometimes" national flag on the fin.
Željko Heimer, 31 Dec 2002
I guess that info is probably obsolete and new markings were adopted
with new flag.
The "Force Aérienne Rwandaise" was formed in 1972 and operates 4-6 helicopters.
Dov Gutterman, 23 Jun 2004