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Sea Ranger Ship Flags

Posted by Leslie on March 26, 2015 at 10:35 AM

A query from a friend leads to another bit of investigation work to tackle! I was asked about what sort of flags Sea Guide/Sea Ranger units had. Which led to an interesting search. The answer appears to be that initially they had the same sort of flags as other units - initially a navy flag with the First Class badge upon it, later a mid-blue flag with a world badge on it. It also looks like the trefoils of Ranger flags were enamelled with red/blue enamel as appropriate.

Later there was a change in policy, and Sea Ranger flags were changed to Burgees - flags which were more-or-less square shaped, with a swallow-tail, and each unit was free to create their own design to be cleared by headquarters. I have not yet narrowed down an exact year for the change, but we're working on that. Meantime I'd be delighted to receive info . . .

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Reply Nina baker
9:49 AM on December 27, 2016 
I cannot answer the query above but could share a picture of STS Drake's flag. I was in Drake from about 1968-1972.