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Old 22nd May 2020, 08:58
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HMS Warrior - 22 May 2020 flags

Looking at the Warrior webcam this morning I see that she is flying a string of signal flags from the mainmast. I am wondering what the significance of this is as I have not noticed it before.

Does anyone here know please?
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Old 22nd May 2020, 11:30
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A N K ?

More flags or just these three?
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Old 22nd May 2020, 11:47
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These would be Alfa, Novenber, Kilo, or Alfa, November, 5. International Code of Signals 1969, revised 2003, gives AN = I need a doctor, AN1 = I need a doctor,I have severe burns and AN2 - i need a doctor, I have radiation casualties. So maybe it's part of a word in plain language such, as 'thanks.'
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Old 22nd May 2020, 12:23
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thANKs…. This would make perfectly sense!
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Old 22nd May 2020, 14:58
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Many thanks. Now the flags have been identified, it begins to make sense.

No, I didn't see any others because they were too close to the camera, but there could well have been more.

I now suspect it was spelling out a thank you to the NHS.
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Old 22nd May 2020, 15:17
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That signal will fly for many months I'm sure.

Thanks.

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Old 23rd May 2020, 11:12
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Well it was my 68th birthday yesterday, but the RN have never done this for me before
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Old 23rd May 2020, 11:14
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Well it was my 68th birthday yesterday, but the RN have never done this for me before
Ah! You are just a youngster!

Happy Birthday... and many more too!

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