"Last surviving Trafalgar flag may fetch £15,000 at auction"

#3
Similar report in the Telegraph. Got me wondering, Union Jack flown at the Battle of Trafalgar? No history that I have read tells of any ship anchoring during the battle. Nelson's dying order was for the fleet to anchor after the battle, but it was ignored.

Or have the rules regarding the wearing of colours changed since then?
 
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Deckhead_Inspector said:
Similar report in the Telegraph. Got me wondering, Union Jack flown at the Battle of Trafalgar? No history that I have read tells of any ship anchoring during the battle. Nelson's dying order was for the fleet to anchor after the battle, but it was ignored.

Or have the rules regarding the wearing of colours changed since then?
You'll have to ask Granny, he was there. Just wonder why he's selling the jack, he's got a good service pension, and the prize money from Trafalgar was good :lol:
 
#9
Re my earlier post. Was it realy flown at the battle? Was the damage realy caused bu gunfire? The holes looked awfully neat. I remember in 2005 some one on tv fireing a gun at some sail cloth and the holes were more like tears. Not the neat punches that are in this jack.
 

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