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polaris

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RN Signal Pennants
« on: April 04, 2008, 07:11:41 pm »


Dear All,

Does anyone know please what the 1939 two signal flag (or pennant), signal was for 'Engage Enemy'. I have the sheets, just need to know the relevant flag/pennant numbers. It is the 1939 - 45 RN Code I need please, not the International Code.

Regards, Bernard
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Re: RN Signal Pennants
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2008, 08:14:46 pm »

hi there, I am at present reading a book - yes I can read  ;D Motor Gunboat 658 and in there they state 'Whilst engaging the enemy - they hoisted Flag 4' which indicated that they were engaging the enemy to the rest of the Fleet.

Now, whether this Flag 4 is a number 4 flag; which was a square flag - blue horizontal stripe, white horizontal stripe and red horizontal stripe - one under another.    Or, was it a special Pennant signal flag which was a black and white - I have reservations about this because next to it says Church Pennant.

The more one reads into this the more complicated it becomes.....got to be an easy way around it.

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Re: RN Signal Pennants
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2008, 08:40:17 pm »

WW2 flag No.4 was horizontal blue over white over red John  http://www.gwpda.org/naval/s0100000.htm   O0
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Re: RN Signal Pennants
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2008, 08:47:06 pm »

Well done 'flagging' that up - but is that the Engage Enemy flag do you know  :) :)
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Re: RN Signal Pennants
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2008, 09:07:46 pm »

Cant find it anywhere John. A couple of battle ensigns are looking good at the moment. :embarrassed:

Nelson hoisted No.16 at Trafalgar. "Engage the enemy more closely".   :-\
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Re: RN Signal Pennants
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2008, 09:33:57 am »


Dear All,

Thankyou for your effort and help... much appreciated.

A few weeks ago I found some excerpts from Code Books on the I.net - misslaid the Links just at the moment but I will post them on here for all your gnrl. interest. I found most other signals, except for this one rather important one!

So far No.4 does looks promising, but I look forward to seeing what gnrl. consensus is reached.

Thankyou again.

Regards, Bernard
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Re: RN Signal Pennants
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