Cool find, the white ensign for the RN is very cool, 42 dated and might go for a bit more than Andy suggested, but he is pretty much on the money I think.
Whatever its just an opinion.
Back home now, missed the snow!! Love the RN Ensign, thanks for the trade!! Since working up in Barrow I am becoming more and more interested in our WW2 Maritime exploits, will take it up there with me next week, let some of the old guys have a look, I am sure they will appreciate it !! May stop off in the Dock Museum let them have a look also, off up to Scotland in the next couple of weeks, will take it up there also, I am sure some of the guys will like to see it !! Cheers M
From some research, its made from wool, and is most likely from a Battleship , size ect, damn it we dont know which one !!
Just for your interest, same flag flown from HMS Rodney in the 30's, same size, same wool construction.....
Just a quick update for future referance
Talking with some Navy folk today, the blue flag which started this thread is a Government Service Ensign, with horizonatal anchor.
Its mainly flown on un-commissioned vessels.
Was looking at a lovely picture of the future HMS Astute at the time, displaying the very same flag, was unable to take a picture to display here
EDIT: Just reading my post, was late when I made it, it was an old picture, obviously Asute was commissioned a few years ago !
Last edited by Totenhead; 02-16-2013 at 11:07 AM.
For your interest, here is a picture of the Ensign in use on one of our recent new Subs before she was commissioned, undergoing sea trials.
The Ensign is mainly flown aboard vessels before they are commissioned