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'Britannia' Yacht Pennant - Click for the bigger picture

'Britannia' Yacht Pennant

A very fine and imposing example mounted on an aluminium mast. The yellow Britannia image is sewn onto the navy blue cotton background and not simply printed as on many examples we see. Sadly we have been unable to identify the club to which it was associated and the closest we can find is the British Kiel Yacht Club although their design is not the same as ours. If any visitors can help us with an identification please get in touch and we can add it to our description. The pennant measures 18" x 11" and the flag staff is 48 1/2" long (124 cm) so would have been used on something rather lager than a Mirror dinghy! It would sit very proudly atop the mast of the classic 1930's ocean-racing yacht Bloodhound, which was owned by Her Majesty The Queen and Prince Philip in the 1960s and aboard which Prince Charles and Princess Anne learned to sail and is operated today by The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust.

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