E.R. Campbell said:And the new white ensign is "worn" (I think that's the right term) for the first time in Canadian waters/on Canadian soil by HMCS Cabot, in St John's, this morning.
I'm assuming that's the proper location ... the gaff?
Looks just fine.
Fred Herriot said:Damn! Called it right!
Then again, it is a simple thing to do with next to no cost at all to the taxpayers.
Except for when they have to make the big war ensigns ships love to fly when they're at seas; the types that could drape over half the flight deck of a Halifax-class ship.
Pffft, what a Pongo! You can clearly see PRESERVER right behind her there. Lots of fuel to be had. :nod:Canadian.Trucker said:How is HMCS St. John's able to be at sea without fuel? I kid I kid.
E.R. Campbell said:My (vague) understanding is that warships should fly these monsters when engaging the enemy. Are there other rules, like fly it when sailing in allied flotillas? Is it captain's discretion?
Don't make me slap you with your own hand! If I'm a pongo, you're a ponti.jollyjacktar said:Pffft, what a Pongo!
Pat in Halifax said:I am not sure of the criteria for flying it. I know when we raced across the Atlantic following the fire on board CHI, we flew the battle ensign as we approached CHI and entered Faslane with her.
Canadian.Trucker said:Don't make me slap you with your own hand! If I'm a pongo, you're a ponti.
But my jest was in reference to the recent fuel spill that HMCS St. Johns had in Halifax harbour, just to connect the dots.
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: