The shield representation of the King’s Lynn Field Archers, (KLFA), is an adaptation of the town’s coat of arms centre section which refers to the legend of St. Margaret of Antioch who has been portrayed on the Seals of Lynn since the 13th Century, and to whom the Parish Church is dedicated.
She was the Christian daughter of a pagan priest and was imprisoned for her faith.
She was devoured by Satan in the form of a dragon, but she wore a cross by whose power she was able to burst the dragon open and emerge unhurt. Her symbol is, therefore, a dragon’s head pierced by a cross.
The KLFA has substituted an arrow for the cross.
The Latin motto: SILVAE VENATOR roughly translates to FOREST HUNTER.