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Museum catalogue: Flag Collection

 

Sledging flag

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Accession no.: Y: 71/2
Object name: Sledging flag
Title: Sledging flag
Description: A sledging flag belonging to Brian Birley Roberts and used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).
Classified name:
SPRI theme flags
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > Antarctic Peninsula > Graham Land
UDC 969.9 : 629.111.71
Geographic UDC (*726.54)
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 in two sections: a white square section on the left with two red ribbons appliquéd to form a St George's Cross, and a yellow tail with the crest of Emmanuel College, Cambridge (a lion holding a wreath 'Emmanuel') on one side and Brian Roberts' family crest (a shield with three stars and an eagle above it and the motto 'Post Funera Virtus') on the other. There is a green silk border all the way around the flag, with a green cord edging which is bound round at the corners to form two loops. These loops are reinforced with metal.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 880mm, height: 320mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Roberts, Brian Birley (1934 - 1937)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)