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Museum catalogue: Flag Collection

 

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There are 43 items in this collection.

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Flag

Record: N: 195

A pennant from the Terra Nova, used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Flag

Record: N: 200

A Union Jack flag, rolled on bamboo, flown at Hut Point as a signal to Cape Evans during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Sledging flag

Record: N: 271

Sledging flag used by Lieut. Pelham Aldrich on the western journey which he commanded April 3rd to June 25th 1875, British Arctic Expedition 1875-76 (Nares) Expedition.

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Sledging flag

Record: N: 272

A sledging flag used by Lieutenant Charles Royds during the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Sledging flag

Record: N: 273

A sledging flag used by Lieut. Henry Bowers on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova). Bowers made this flag himself, as the official one made for him missed the ship.

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Sledging flag

Record: N: 274

A sledging flag used by Dr Edward Adrian Wilson on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). It was made by Wilson's wife, Oriana.

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Sledging flag

Record: N: 275

A sledging flag used by Dr Edward Adrian Wilson on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova). It was made by Wilson's wife, Oriana.

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Flag

Record: N: 352

Union Jack which flew over Frederick Jackson's hut on the Jackson-Harmsworth expedition in Zemlya Frantsa-Iosifa, 1894-97.

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Flag

Record: N: 353a

One of two bunting silk Union Jacks used by Frederick Jackson as sledging flags during his Jackson-Harmsworth expedition to Zemlya Frantsa-Iosifa, 1894-97.

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Flag

Record: N: 353b

One of two bunting silk, Union Jacks used by Frederick Jackson as sledging flags during his Jackson-Harmsworth expedition to Zemlya Frantsa-Iosifa, 1894-97.

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Sledging flag

Record: N: 829

Sledging flag used by Lieutenant Wyatt Rawson during the British Arctic Expedition, 1875-76.

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Flag

Record: N: 1038

A black flag from the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition 1910-12 (Fram) found near the South Pole and brought back by Dr Edward Adrian Wilson on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Flag

Record: N: 1052

A black flag used to mark depots during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Pennant

Record: Y: 50/1

A light blue pennant from H.M.A.L.S.T. 3051, used on the Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition 1947-48. It was presented by W. Arthur Scholes, a member of the Heard Island Party 1947-48.

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Sledging flag

Record: Y: 51/1/16

Silk sledging flag of George Egerton, from the British Arctic Expedition, 1875-76, under leadership of Sir George Nares.

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Flag

Record: Y: 58/7

Union Jack which was hoisted above the sledge-boat Endeavour by Sir William Edward Parry at 82 degrees 45 N, when he achieved his farthest north record on 25 July 1827, which remained for 49 years the highest latitude attained.

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Flag

Record: Y: 66/4

Silk Union Jack which belonged to Sir John Ross, Arctic explorer (1777-1856).

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Sledging flag

Record: Y: 71/2

A sledging flag belonging to Brian Birley Roberts and used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Sledging flag

Record: Y: 74/10/2

Sledging flag used by J.M. Scott during Watkin's British Arctic Air Route Expedition, 1930-31.

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Flag

Record: Y: 75/6/10

A Union Jack flag used on the British Expedition to Graham Land 1920-22 (Svend Foyn).

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Pennant

Record: Y: 75/6/9

A green silk pennant used by Thomas W. Bagshawe on the British Expedition to Graham Land 1920-22 (Svend-Foyn).

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Flag

Record: Y: 78/2

A navy blue ensign from the Aurora, used during the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14 (Aurora).

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Flag

Record: Y: 80/9

Triangular souvenir flag of the Soviet expedition to the North Pole on skis, 1979. Signed on the back by all seven members of the expedition.

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Flag

Record: Y: 83/7/6

A piece of the flag hoisted by Captain Robert Falcon Scott at the South Pole in 1912 during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova). In one of his last letters to his wife, Scott requested that a small piece of the flag be sent to King George and Queen Alexandra.

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Flag

Record: Y: 85/2a-b

A very tattered 6ft x 3ft Union Jack flag (a) in a green bag (b). The flag was flown at Shackleton station during the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58, during the period 29 December 1956 to 29 May 1957.

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Flag

Record: Y: 91/1/7/6/1-2

Two small Union Jack flags, (1) is attached to a pole. They belonged to Geoff Somers and used on the International Trans-Antarctica Expedition 1989-90.

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Pennant

Record: Y: 97/1/4

A pennant flown aboard HMS Erebus during the British Naval Expedition 1839-43 (HMS Erebus and HMS Terror) to the Antarctic commanded by James Clark Ross.

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Flag

Record: Y: 2002/11/5

Flag which belonged to Edward Shackleton, Trinity House.

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Flag

Record: Y: 2002/11/8

Flag with Royal Air Force badge and motto Per ardua ad astra ('Through adversity to the stars') which belonged to Edward Shackleton.

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Sledging flag

Record: Y: 2002/2/4

A red and gold sledging flag with goldwork embroidery. Used by Ernest Shackleton on the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09 (Nimrod).

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Flag

Record: Y: 2003/3/8

A very worn 6ft x 4ft Union Jack flag flown at the Halley Bay base of the Royal Society International Geophysical Year Expeditions 1955-59 from 26 May to 1 August 1958. During this period there were four gales, each of which lasted one or two days: one was a whole gale, two were strong gales, and one a moderate gale. The flag was made by Porter Brothers Ltd. of Liverpool and is dated 1956.

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Flag

Record: Y: 2005/5

A framed union jack flag presented to Ernest Shackleton by Queen Alexandra, and said to have been the one flown at the Farthest South (88°23' S 182°00' E) on 9 January 1909 during the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09 (Nimrod).

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Flag

Record: Y: 2006/26/2

A Union Jack flag, one of Captain Robert Falcon Scott's depot flags during the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) and found on the Great Ice Barrier in 1905.

Record: Y: 2006/28/1

A piece of a brown flag from the base camp of the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Sledging flag

Record: Y: 2008/10/15

A silk sledging flag or pennant used by Quintin Riley on the British Arctic Air Route Expedition 1930-31, the British East Greenland Expedition 1932-33, and the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola). In a letter written on the 6 July 1930 as the Quest was on its journey from London along the Thames, Riley asked his sister to 'get made immediately a flag or rather a piece of stuff for me to sew or tie a flag about 3 inches square with my crest on it, a dragon's head with an anchor through it, father will know. Any colours convenient will do'.

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Flag

Record: Y: 2009/38

A Union Jack flag with the Transglobe logo, used during the Transglobe Expedition 1979-82.

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Pennant

Record: Y: 2011/55/10

A yellow pennant marked Hope Bay '48 and '49. Associated with the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) at Hope Bay, and collected by Brian Jefford, who was surveyor with FIDS at Hope Bay in 1948 and Admiralty Bay in 1949.

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Flag

Record: Y: 2011/55/14

An Argentine flag collected in 1948 by Brian Jefford, surveyor with the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) at Hope Bay in 1948 and Admiralty Bay in 1949.

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Flag

Record: Y: 2011/59

A Union Jack flag made for the 1984-1987 'In the Footsteps of Scott' expedition, led by Robert Swan, and raised at 90 degrees south.

Sledging flag

Record: Y: 2012/10

Sledging flag used by Augustine Courtauld on the British Arctic Air Route Expedition 1930-31.

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Flag

Record: Y: 2012/9

Union Jack which flew over the ice cap station of the British Arctic Air Route Expedition 1930-31 until August Courtauld was relieved in May 1931. The flag was given to August by Gino Watkins after his relief.

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Sledging flag

Record: Y: 2013/22

A modern replica of Captain Lawrence Oates' sledging pennant for the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova), which was never made.

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Flag

Record: Y: 2014/9/13

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.