Sledge flag, Robert Falcon Scott

Captain R.F. Scott's sledge flag . It is mad of heavyweight silk sateen, and is machine stitched. It is designed as medieval standard with Cross of St George nearest the hoist; the remainder of the flag is divided horizontally white over blue. The centre is embroidered with the Scott family crest of a stag's head and the motto: 'Ready Aye Ready' in brown, overlapping the join between the two stripes. The edge of the pennant is worked in twisted cream and blue cord. It was flown at the South Pole during Scott's 1910-1913 expedition, during which Scott and his companions died in March 1912 on their return journey. The flag was recovered from their tent by the relief party.

Object Details

ID: ZBA1609
Collection: Flags
Type: Sledge flag
Display location: Display - Polar Worlds Gallery
Events: Antarctic Exploration: British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913
Date made: ca. 1910
People: Scott, Robert Falcon
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Acquired with assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund
Measurements: flag: 330 x 840 mm board flag is mounted on measures: 380 x 920mm

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