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A trip doon the water BAE staff on the flight deck taking in the sea air.

A trip doon the water BAE staff on the flight deck taking in the sea air.

HMS Daring sea trials July 18th 2007. Note it's true women are at sea!!!

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That outward opening airliner style door looks like a trendy modern design feature. I wonder how long she will be in service before it gets distorted with a line snagged across it.

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Agree with Tomvart. Its a defaced blue duster, which might give us further clues if we get a picture showing it more fully

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Further to the above I found the following quote on the Flags of the World website decription of the Blue Ensign.

A recent change in regulations now requires new Royal Navy ships on contractors' trials to fly the Blue Ensign while on trials. The change took place 1 Jan 2000 and is not a plain Blue Ensign, but the "Government Service Ensign" which is a Blue Ensign with a horizontal gold anchor in the fly.
David Prothero, 29 April 2000
Sounds plausible to me

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Although she is only starting Contractor's Sea Trials, I am sure that there will be an RN Trials Captain on board.

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