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Brit naval flag identification.

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    Default Brit naval flag identification.

    Hey guys, is this a WW2 era flag? There is ink on the edge, it says " 3/4 yd ENg" then the letter S or a 5. The flag is multi piece constructed with silkscreen Union Jack .However the nylon cord looks post war? Thanks guys!
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    It's a post war Red Ensign or ' Red Duster' that has been used to signify civil shipping since 1864. This one is very small and could well be for a small yacht or boat. It could also be fairly modern made. The fittings show it to be a pretty cheapo example.

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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