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McPhie, Sandy
Arms: Per fess indented Azure and Or, in Chief a sword Argent point downward, hilted and pommeklled Or, between two pheons Or and in base a lymphad Sable under sail Argent and flagged Azure, all within a bordure chequy Or and Azure for difference.

SOURCE/NOTES & CREDITS: The blazon from Burke's General Armory and Wikipedia articles. Wikipedia is the source for text adaptation.

Alexander Carpendale "Sandy" McPhie , 10 Feb 1929-5 Dec 2015, was an Australian politician. He was a National Party member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly from 1983 to 1989, representing the electorate of Toowoomba North.

McPhie was born on 10 Feb 1929 in Charleville to Hector Kitchener McPhie and Florence Nellie, née Shanasy in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. He attended the King's School in Parramatta, where he was School Captain in 1947. He then received a Certificate of Agricultural Science from Queensland Agricultural College, and was later an external student with the University of New England. After working in the family's stock and station company McPhie and Co, and for AML and F, he took up land near Chinchilla where he farmed sheep.

In 1957 he crashed a Tiger Moth biplane and spent several years recovering. In 1962 he joined the Royal Australian Air Force as an air traffic control officer, eventually gaining the rank of Wing Commander, and being in charge of all air traffic control for the Australian Air Force, Navy and Army. He retired from the RAAF in 1981 and returned to his hometown of Toowoomba.

In 1989 he was appointed Commander (Ceann Cath) of Clan McFie serving as their Commander for 19 years until 2008 when he stood down.

He was replaced as Commander of Clan McFie after an ad hoc derbhine following which the then then Lord Lyon David Sellar appointed Iain Morris McFie in 2008 as the new Commander of Clan McFie.

Sandy McPhie died on 5 Dec 2015 at age 86.

The artwork is an interpretation by John Hamilton Gaylor.

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