The arms were
designed to reflect the heritage of the armiger, John, and his wife,
Eleanor. The Purple and Gold colours refer to arms of the County of
Wexford, Ireland, the birthplace of the armiger’s wife. The three
acorns (on each of the two oak slips) refer to the couple's three
The crumbling wall refers to the historic ruins in the home towns of
Wexford, Ireland and Qob Elias, Lebanon.
The Viking longboat refers to the diaspora and expeditionary spirit
of the Touma family and the Viking influence on Wexford. The
similarly references seagoing history in Lebanon.
The green mantling refers to the Cedar of Lebanon and the Palm of
Saudi Arabia, where the couple have resided for many years.
The sextant references Dr Touma's profession relating to
measurements and marine studies.
The blackbird is admired for its song and is often seen at the
family home in Qob Elias.
The motto, in English, is "Faith
Perseverance Dedication" and the war cry, in English, is “Forward”.