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    Quote Originally Posted by LordMacDonald View Post
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    That's outrageous






















    ...towing a dinghy.
    Wishing things away is not effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_morris_uk View Post
    Hmm - doesn't mean he was correct though!
    Oh indeed, but it does suggest that a belief in the existence of that rule was around in the RNVR then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_morris_uk View Post
    That's outrageous

    ...towing a dinghy.
    Thats where we keep our grandson when he visits

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosun Higgs View Post
    In the old days an undefaced blue ensign was flown by a ship captained by a reserve officer

    See http://www.fotw.net/flags/gb-blenr.html#reg
    Not just in the old days.

    I sailed around QM II in Gib Harbour a few years ago.

    She wore a Blue Ensign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordMacDonald View Post
    Thats where we keep our grandson when he visits
    I've just signed up a crew member for a trip to the Outer Hebrides next spring. He has requested the "aft cabin with private shower". That sounds a reasonable description of small GRP pram dinghy on a long warp, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Searush View Post
    Hi haydn, welcome back, hope you are feeling better.

    And just to wind you all up, I think this looks really pretty, don't you?
    Broad white stripe should be at the top
    I'd rather be naked
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ubergeekian View Post
    "aft cabin with private shower"
    At least he has a sense of humour...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordMacDonald View Post
    At least he has a sense of humour...
    The fourteen year old nephew of a friend came along with his uncle on an attempt to deliver Jumblie last spring (we didn't quite get to Dale). The lad's previous sailing was on some 75' OYT thing, and when he saw Jumblie - all twenty six glorious feet of her - he blurted out "Eh? This is a dinghy!".

    Brat. He is NOT on the future crew list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tt65 View Post
    I was in the Merchant Navy, my boat flies the red ensign when I remember.

    I want all ex royal Navy men to fly the white ensign on their boats.

    There is a royal Air Force flag a think and there is a generic Army Flag for that lot. You can buy them all from the Bunting Store from 2.99

    We could if her majesty so wishes it put a little "ex" somewhere or other on our flag.

    Far too much classist nonsence goes on about flags.

    I have been looking for a small royal standard for my tender but can't seem to find one, I suspect there is a law stopping this happening.

    Actually I just remembered that I am in Soho tomorrow maybe there will be royal standards in the souveneir shops.

    I will really welcome all your views on this. Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john_morris_uk View Post
    ...One is that there seems to be a huge inverted snobbery about what colour ensign people fly...
    Inverted snobbery is correct. The red squadron was always the senior squadron and their ensign was the red ensign. When the Navy decided to go to a single ensign they had to choose the subordinate white ensign because the Merchant Navy had already snaffled the red.

    I fly my red ensign with pride knowing that those other ensigns are subordinate

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