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Museum catalogue: Flag Collection

 

Sledging flag

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Accession no.: Y: 2013/22
Object name: Sledging flag
Title: Sledging flag
Description: A modern replica of Captain Lawrence Oates' sledging pennant for the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova), which was never made.
Classified name:
SPRI theme flags
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. It is made 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 cream-coloured upper part edged with pale blue cord, and a pale blue lower part edged with cream-coloured cord. Two embroidered badges with metallic thread, one with the emblem (a hand holding a dagger) and the other with the motto ('Sua Dextra Cuique' – 'His Own Right') are appliquéd to the tail section. A white piece of textile is stitched to the left/pole edge of the flag to form a tube. The entire flag is backed with calico.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 1030mm, height: 295mm
Associated person(s):
  • : Oates, Lawrence Edward Grace (1910 - 1913)
Associated expedition(s):
  • : British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)