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Garabaldy

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Flags
« on: December 02, 2008, 01:35:45 PM »

Im looking for a flag to put on the stern of the fireboat 39 but i have absolutly no idea what flag it should be.  Id like to be as faithfull to the real boat aspossible but since i have never actually seen a picture of the real boat to date its tough.  Its the hampshire fire service if that helps?  Ive been hunting around on the BECC website but there are so many to choose from.

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ian kennedy

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Re: Flags
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2008, 06:07:41 PM »

Hi,

 just a thought, have you contacted the fire brigades museum for relevant info?

At a guess i would think it would fly the Hampshire brigades flag based on the brigade coat of arms...could be wrong but worth a try

Cheers
Ian
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Re: Flags
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2008, 08:00:00 PM »

Hampshire fire brigade dont have a museum as such but I am waiting for a call back from a chap at there headquarters who might be able to help.

Southampton Fire Brigade had a dedicated fireboat station at Royal Pier Southampton

In 1947 the geographical area of Hampshire was known as the County of Southampton.
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Garabaldy

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Re: Flags
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2008, 08:59:29 PM »

thats awesome guys.  Is there anyone who makes this flag to scale?
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Re: Flags
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2008, 09:37:18 AM »

I have had a reply from a very nice man at Hampshire fire and rescue, who tells me he has masses of information on Fireboat 39.

Unfortunately his historian role has to be carried out in his spare time so it might take a little while to get it to me.

He is going to send photos of the fireboat in its Southampton Fire Brigade Livery and will include photos of fine detail.

If anyone is interested he actually has the original Vosper drawings.

Will let you know what happens. :-))
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Garabaldy

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Re: Flags
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2008, 10:34:38 AM »

DickyD thats excellent news!  I had actually given up searching for pictures.  When this nice man gets the photos to you would it be possible for you to post them in here?

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Re: Flags
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2008, 01:07:58 PM »

Will do G though it might take a while. :-))
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Garabaldy

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Re: Flags
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2008, 03:06:55 PM »

Im a patient individual DickyD :-)

Can anyone advise me on how to get the southampton firebrigade coat of arms on a flag?  Do BECC do custom flags??  Theres no mention of it on their site.

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Roger in France

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Re: Flags
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2008, 06:28:24 AM »

Have a look in the Mayhem "Traders Directory" we have a trader there who is also a Mayhem Member who makes flags, names etc to order. Thet are very good as I have bought them in the past.

Sorry cannot remember his name off hand.

Roger in France.
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Reade Models

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Re: Flags
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2008, 06:58:53 AM »

Can anyone advise me on how to get the southampton firebrigade coat of arms on a flag?  Do BECC do custom flags??  Theres no mention of it on their site.

Reade Models are major stockists of BECC products.  BECC's policy is that they will produce new flags to be added to the standard range if there is sufficient demand for that flag.  If the Southampton Fire Brigade flag was likely to be a good 'seller' it would be added, providing reproduction rights weren't an issue?

(This is the only enquiry for a Southampton Fire Brigade flag that I've seen in the past 5 years).

BECC do not sell directly to the public in the UK, but will supply internationally where they don't have a distributor in the buyer's location.

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Garabaldy

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Re: Flags
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2008, 08:28:19 AM »

So how do i go about getting a one off flag made?  Or is this even possible?

I will check the traders director and see what i come up with.

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Roger in France

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Re: Flags
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2008, 09:38:34 AM »

Try "Barry's Model Lettering".

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colin-d

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Re: Flags
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2008, 02:18:49 PM »

i think i know someone that might be able to Help...

that would be Mike Allsop, in Grantham

i have his Tel. Nr and Address, he is not on the Internet if you would like his number then Please PM me.. :-))

he makes: Handcrafted in fine silk, Sealed and cut to size, can be supplied with fitted halyard

i gave him a Photo of the Flag i required, a couple of weeks later the Flag arrived in the Post, see attachment..
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Garabaldy

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Re: Flags
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2008, 03:08:45 PM »

colin d

you have  a PM
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