RAF Wing Commanders Pennant
A good flown example with separate panel construction, in a large size measuring 40” x 40” x 25” (102cm x 102cm x 64 cm). The colours are still bright and the cotton is all in excellent condition with no issues to report. The original coir rope is in place but on one edge it has been cut flush to the pennant. The various makings are now somewhat indistinct but it clearly embossed with the crows foot property mark, X 22, a stores reference number 4B 1114 and the manufacturers name who we believe to be Porter Brothers, Liverpool. This company are one of the oldest names in flag manufacture here in the UK, established in 1905 by Herbert Porter to supply flags to the thriving port of Liverpool. Prior to WW11 they even had a contract with Hitler’s Germany for party flags but the contract was unsurprisingly cancelled prior to a state of war being declared in 1939! In their time Porter Brothers have made flags for Captain Scott’s 1912 Polar expedition, for the D Day landings and both Churchill and Princess Diana’s funerals. A scarce senior officers pennant in an impressive size. For a more modest pennant (in both size and price!) check out the Group Captain’s example we have also listed today.