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Article about: Hello gents, Quick question... I always thought that these flags were used for marking areas with dangerous gas, but recently somebody told me that they were used for marking areas with mine

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    Hello gents,

    Quick question...

    I always thought that these flags were used for marking areas with dangerous gas, but recently somebody told me that they were used for marking areas with mines. Is this correct? I always thought that the mined areas were marked by signs, not flags.

    Regards

    Carl
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    Mine marking kits had a carrier and a number of small penent type flags, such as this, used to mark individual mines. I'm not familair as to what all the flags looked like however so I could not tell you for sure if this is a mine marker or not....sure looks like one though. It will be interesting to learn more when others chime in.

    Mine markers I think are usually a straight pole, not real long, with a red or orange penant. They had to be small enough to fit into the carrier and no need to be large as they marked a very localized threat. I don't think what you have is a mine marker flag based on that.

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    Used for gas usually check out Rene's post on this thread his book is good reference

    http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/heer-l...arker-97446-3/

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    Quote by Teutonicknights View Post
    Used for gas usually check out Rene's post on this thread his book is good reference

    http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/heer-l...arker-97446-3/
    So as I originally thought, it seems that these flags were used to indicate areas of dangerous gas, not mines.

    Thanks gents, I appreciate your comments.

    Regards,

    Carl

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    yes, this is for gas.
    ~Dean
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    Quote by Dean View Post
    yes, this is for gas.
    ~Dean
    Thanks Dean!

    C

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    Some images posted on another forum, hopefully they won't mind.

    Regards,

    Jerry
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Thank you Jerry.

    Regards

    Carl

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    And two more images from the same source, MP44_Tom, who I hope will not mind them being used. If the mods think this is not acceptable, will they please delete, though I am only posting these for research purposes, and they are already available on the net.

    Regards,

    Jerry
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    I know Tom and he will not mind. He runs a nice site.

    Cheers, Ade.

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