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Museum catalogue: Flag Collection


Sledging flag

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Accession no.: N: 272
Object name: Sledging flag
Title: Sledging flag
Description: A sledging flag used by Lieutenant Charles Royds during the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).
Classified name:
SPRI theme flags
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 929.9 : 629.111.71
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT flags
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A sledging flag in the form of a forked pennant. The flag is double-sided and is made of silk in three parts: a white square section on the left with two red ribbons appliquéd to form a St George's Cross; and a tail section consisting of a white upper part and a red (faded to pink) lower part. The tail is embroidered with the emblem (a leopard) and the motto ('Semper Paratus' – 'Always Ready'), and the upper part is embroidered with small motifs in black. The flag has a red and white cord edging all the way round, with two tassels at each corner.

  • Width: 895mm, height: 310mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Royds, Charles William Rawson (1901 - 1904)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) (1901 - 1904)