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Museum catalogue: Flag Collection



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Accession no.: Y: 2014/9/13
Object name: Flag
Title: Flag
Description: A Union Jack flag used by John Cheal. Cheal was surveyor with the Falkland Island Dependencies Survey (FIDS) 1949-51 at Signy Island and base leader 1950-51, and returned to the Antarctic for four months 1956-57.
Classified name:
SPRI theme flags
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory
UDC 929.9
Geographic UDC (*72)
Getty AAT flags
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A rectangular Union Jack flag, the right half of which is missing. The Union Jack is made from strips of textile joined together with machine stitching. The top and bottom edges are hemmed. A strip of white textile is stitched to the left/pole edge to form a tube, which contains a rope which is stitched in position at the top, middle and bottom of the flag. There is a metal hook at the top, and a length protruding from the bottom with a metal hook at the end. There is metal eyelet in the centre of the tube. There are traces of printed text on the tube, but it is not legible.

  • Width: 1100mm, height: 670mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Cheal, Joseph John ( - )
Associated expedition(s):
  • : Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey 1945-62 (1956 - 1957)
  • : Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey 1945-62 (1949 - 1951)