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I suppose that the frigates and destroyers will need new "battle ensigns", to the extent that those are carried.
Ex-Dragoon said:God help the first couple of duty watches onboard for Colours and Sunset....for the first few I can see flags being hoisted, taken down and 1 person running forward and the other to the quarterdeck to swap out.
Oldgateboatdriver said:Finally, the National flag is back at the place of honour on a ship: The Jackstaff.
And switching the Ol' Jack to become the Ensign is exactly what I proposed in these pages two years ago when the curl was reintroduced - Either someone in Ottawa is reading these pages or great minds think alike .
The next question now: Will the CFAV's switch theirs too, so they now fly the Canadian Blue Ensign ?
Oldgateboatdriver said:The next question now: Will the CFAV's switch theirs too, so they now fly the Canadian Blue Ensign ?
Who will be authorized to fly the
Canadian Naval Ensign?
• All 33 c ommissioned warships of the RCN
• HMCS Oriole
• All eight Orca-class Patrol Craft Training (PCT) vessels
• All Diving Tenders and TSRVs;
• All 24 NavalReserve Divisions; and
• All small boats whenever working away from the ship whether in domestic or international waters
recceguy said:So do the Reserves fly them at their stone frigates or from their RHIBs?
If at the building, is there a fore and aft? Or do they just put everything on poles in the front? I know ours here has a quarterdeck but that's all I'm aware of regarding ship stations.
PrairieThunder said:HMCS Tecumseh has a mast (?) outside and also one inside on the parade deck where they fly all of the flags, ensigns, and colours.
recceguy said:Couldn't they find a ship without a stove in bow, for the picture? ;D
Occam said:They had to use an older photo of a CPF; it's unlikely they'd find one in harbour these days, with much of the HALIFAX class either preparing for refit, in the midst of refit, or conducting post refit work and trials. The ones not yet participating in FELEX haven't stood still long enough to get a picture.
And I know you're joking, but don't knock the anchor stowage position on the CPFs; it might look like someone took a chunk out of the bow, but it put an end to (most of) the lame "anchor pocket door" jokes from the days of the steamers.
daftandbarmy said:Another difference between the Navy and the other two services who, provided with a bow like that, would have painted a red mouth with white teeth and a pair of feline type eyes around it by now. Grrrrr..... :nod: