Elder Dempster flag

jprescott
26th March 2018, 10:14
Does anyone have a full sized Elder Dempster house flag which could be borrowed for a day (for the funeral of an ED engineer) in April. I know museums will not let these things out of their sight, but some kind soul with a flag might be prepared to help the family of Bill Blake (ED, Glen, Blue Flue, Fred Olsen). I can supply more information to anyone interested.
Kind regards
John Prescott
[email protected]

Mad Landsman
26th March 2018, 15:39
If none is forthcoming then maybe you could attempt to adapt a very large St Georges flag, which are readily available.
The shade of red would probably not be absolutely correct but:
Reduce the size to correct the cross proportions, cut a swallow tail and add the crown - paint, embroidery?
I have seen it represented with both Kings and Queens crown, so the shape of the crown would not appear to matter.

Just an idea ...

Stephen J. Card
26th March 2018, 17:17
Just a plain Red Ensign!

Stephen J. Card
26th March 2018, 17:20
I have seen it represented with both Kings and Queens crown, so the shape of the crown would not appear to matter.

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I guess when it depends when the flag was manufactured.

I doubt people today would even know the difference!

Better is RED! ;-)

Stephen

Mad Landsman
26th March 2018, 18:33
Better is RED! ;-)

Stephen

Agree - Best idea! - Covers ALL his service.

Stephen J. Card
26th March 2018, 19:01
Agree - Best idea! - Covers ALL his service.

Except Fred Olsen!

Mad Landsman
26th March 2018, 19:03
Except Fred Olsen!

Oops :sweat:

Stephen J. Card
26th March 2018, 19:44
At a Military Funeral, for members of the Royal Navy – the White Ensign is used,
At a Military Funeral, for the army the Union Flag is generally used,
At a Military Funeral, for the Royal Air Force the RAF standard,
For folk who have served in the Merchant Navy then the Red Ensign is used.


I guess we are 'folk'.

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jprescott
4th April 2018, 16:46
Thanks for all responses re ED house flag. Afraid I'm not up to making a flag but it was a nice suggestion. So Bill Blake, whose funeral is April 10, will have a Fred Olsen house flag and my Red Ensign (properly stitched and not polyester!). Should do the job perfectly!