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Royal Australian Navy 805 Sqn Pennants

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    I thought members may like to see my two RAN pennants, both to 805 Squadron who were on HMAS Sydney from 1948 to 1958 (which gives a good approximate date for the top pennant). Not sure of the date for the second pennant although it does have a nice little tag on the back: "Supplied by Angus & Coote badge specialists, 500 George St, Sydney".

    Something very odd about the first pennant though; "I Take But I Surrender" ??? That is not even close to the HMAS Sydney motto. Was someone having a bad day at the printers? Any thoughts on this?

    Feel free to add your Aussie pennants here.

    Cheers,
    Oz.

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    I can't say on these, but I can show this WW2 type cap/tallyband that would have served on the carrier in the 40's-50's Has the second a kings crown?

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    Nice cap Rene. From memory its a Queen's Crown but I will check.

    Oz.

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    Nice pennants Oz! I collect these as well, I have around 30 - 40 but I only collect WW2 AIF & AMF units although I do have acouple of WW2 RAN ones related to Tarakan, unlike American and NZ pennants the Aussie ones are a lot harder to find.

    'I take but I surrender' was actually the motto of the Sydney that was lost in WW2 so maybe the carrier adopted it either officially or unofficially with the name?

    Here are a couple from my collection.

    Cheers Luke.
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    Lovely group of pennants there Luke. Do you have any to the Engineers? (My main theme).
    Well spotted with the motto. Seems odd to have the word 'surrender' in a military motto.

    Cheers,
    Oz.

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    Hey Oz, Yeah mate I have a couple of 1st Armoured division Engineers pennants as well as an Electrical & Mechanical Engineers one... Yet to find a standard Engineers one though.
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    Lovely collection of pennants you have Luke and Oz.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    My only pennant,

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    Nice lot there fella's

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