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Offline MARS

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Re: Naval Ensign
« Reply #50 on: May 10, 2013, 10:05:45 »
A Captain can fly their Battle Ensign whenever he or she chooses, basically.  Often when undertaking high visibility events, such as sail pasts, etc.  you have to make sure you have sufficient relative wind from ahead to keep the flag as taught as possible, lest it foul your gear or your mast, which is at a minimum embarrassing.
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I am not sure of the criteria for flying it. I know when we raced across the Atlantic following the fire on board CHI, we flew the battle ensign as we approached CHI and entered Faslane with her.

Quick derail... We sailed together... I was TD'd to STJ for that trip...
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Don't make me slap you with your own hand!  If I'm a pongo, you're a ponti.

But my jest was in reference to the recent fuel spill that HMCS St. Johns had in Halifax harbour, just to connect the dots.


 ;D    yeah, I was following the dots.

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Re: Naval Ensign
« Reply #53 on: May 10, 2013, 21:30:23 »
"to keep the flag as taught as possible"

Who "taught" you how to spell "taut"?...lol

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Re: Naval Ensign
« Reply #54 on: May 10, 2013, 22:15:58 »
 ;D damn autocorrect.  Alternately, I am a CO, I have people to spell taut for me
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Re: Naval Ensign
« Reply #55 on: May 10, 2013, 23:03:51 »
Do they blare "Ride of the Valkyries" over the PA system as well?
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Re: Naval Ensign
« Reply #56 on: May 14, 2013, 14:19:05 »
Do they blare "Ride of the Valkyries" over the PA system as well?

Well, CALGARY used to play the Calgary Stampede theme during the breakaway after a RAS :-)
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Another difference between the Navy and the other two services who, provided with a bow like that, would have painted a red mouth with white teeth and a pair of feline type eyes around it by now. Grrrrr.....  :nod:

Couldn't resist resuscitating this thread, as I knew I had read the post above.

Daftandbarmy, do you mean like this (picture of HMS Dragon, recently commissioned):

http://www.imeche.org/images/default-source/pe-news-width-454/1365_e8b1c44ea5fc72e0a6359796967760a0_454x250.jpg

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