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image by Jens Pattke, 8 May 2010
Saint Martin (French language: Saint-Martin, Jèrriais: St Martîn) is one of the twelve parishes of Jersey in the Channel Islands. Historically it was called "Saint Martin le Vieux" to distinguish it from the present day parish of Grouville (historically "Saint Martin de Grouville").
St Martin of Tours is the Patron Saint of St Martin and Grouville, which is why their badges are similar. Both badges are based on the arms of the King of Hungary. It has seven bars to distinguish it from St Martin of Grouville.
The parish flag is red and covered with the Parish crest. The parish shares the red and silver bands with Grouville. However, on the St Martin parish emblem, the three (not four) red bands are noticeably broader, and there are just seven bands, rather than eight.
Jens Pattke, 8 May 2010