WW2 Flag I.D.

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    WW2 Flag I.D.

    Post by opcfan on Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:01 pm

    Hello,
    I am new here and looking to confirm a ww2 flag I purchased as a 1st Canadian Corps Command Headquarters flag. The flag is marked with the c broad arrow.




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    Re: WW2 Flag I.D.

    Post by Bill on Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:31 pm

    Any other markings on the flag?

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    Post by opcfan on Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:01 pm

    None that I can see.
    Bill wrote:Any other markings on the flag?

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    Re: WW2 Flag I.D.

    Post by mk1rceme on Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:04 pm

    Great looking flag! I think I remember that one for sale.


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    Re: WW2 Flag I.D.

    Post by opcfan on Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:49 pm

    Yes I got it off Ebay!
    mk1rceme wrote:Great looking flag! I think I remember that one for sale.

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    Post by edstorey on Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:19 am

    I suspect that the flag is Naval, not Army.

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    Post by mk1rceme on Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:23 am

    edstorey wrote:I suspect that the flag is Naval, not Army.

    I was thinking Atlantic Command just last night.


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    Post by opcfan on Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:40 am

    I thought it might be naval as well with the center tie on the bunting. I also read somewhere that the Canadian Navy painted green maple leafs on the ship's funnels in ww2.
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    edstorey wrote:I suspect that the flag is Naval, not Army.

    I was thinking Atlantic Command just last night.

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    Post by mk1rceme on Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:51 pm

    Great looking flag regardless of unit origin.


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    Re: WW2 Flag I.D.

    Post by mk1rceme on Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:52 am

    So, I hear this flag was a proposal for a new Canadian flag back in the late 40's. I never would have guessed that.


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    Re: WW2 Flag I.D.

    Post by Bill on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:02 am

    Given the evidence, it is not likely the flag was a prototype design. Two reasons. First the colours are reversed, and second why would a prototype Canadian flag have a military acceptance mark?

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    Post by mk1rceme on Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:28 pm

    Who knows...I've seen that stamp on a few things that made me do a double take. Just looks way too close regardless of the color placement.

    I did see some COTC patches that resembled this flag as well...without the leaf of course.

    Correction....not COTC, Royal Military College. My bad.

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    Re: WW2 Flag I.D.

    Post by opcfan on Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:12 pm

    Bill wrote:Given the evidence, it is not likely the flag was a prototype design. Two reasons. First the colours are reversed, and second why would a prototype Canadian flag have a military acceptance mark?

    I totally agree, It is not the 1947 proposed national flag. I had seen that before but, had ruled it out. This flag came from a collector in Nova Scotia. I came up with an idea and have no proof what so ever. I read that Canadian warships painted green maple leafs on the ships funnels so the ships could be identified as Canadian and not British. I propose this could be a flag used by the Canadian merchant navy to identify Canadian ships from British ships. Just a thought.

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    Post by edstorey on Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:23 pm

    The flag could also be a post-WWII item as the 'C Broad Arrow' did not stop being used until the early 1950s.

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    Post by opcfan on Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:45 pm

    edstorey wrote:The flag could also be a post-WWII item as the 'C Broad Arrow' did not stop being used until the early 1950s.

    Yes this is true. This is one reason I wanted to nail down the flags use. Thanks to all for the input. Keep it coming. Jim

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    Re: WW2 Flag I.D.

    Post by opcfan on Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:41 am

    The flag does not glow under a black light.

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