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A '''Red Cross''' is one of the universally recognized emblems of the '''International Red Cross''', an agency dedicated to providing neutral medical support.  It is also universally recognized as a marker for medical supplies and aid.
 
A '''Red Cross''' is one of the universally recognized emblems of the '''International Red Cross''', an agency dedicated to providing neutral medical support.  It is also universally recognized as a marker for medical supplies and aid.
  
Correctly [[blazon]]ed  ''Argent, a cross couped gules'', the Red Cross is a [[restricted charge]] in [[SCA]] heraldry, and cannot be used in [[arms]].
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Correctly [[blazon]]ed  ''[[Argent]], a [[cross]] [[couped]] [[gules]]'', the Red Cross is a [[restricted charge]] in [[SCA]] [[heraldry]], and cannot be used in [[arms]] because of the risk of confusion with the real-world use of this device.
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In the past, a similar symbol was used for the [[SCA]] [[chirurgeon]] [[officer]]s but was changed to ''Gules, on a [[goutte]] argent a [[fleam]] gules'' due to the conflict with the I.R.C. symbol.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 02:32, 5 May 2007

A Red Cross is one of the universally recognized emblems of the International Red Cross, an agency dedicated to providing neutral medical support. It is also universally recognized as a marker for medical supplies and aid.

Correctly blazoned Argent, a cross couped gules, the Red Cross is a restricted charge in SCA heraldry, and cannot be used in arms because of the risk of confusion with the real-world use of this device.

In the past, a similar symbol was used for the SCA chirurgeon officers but was changed to Gules, on a goutte argent a fleam gules due to the conflict with the I.R.C. symbol.