Burma RNVR Blue ensign

The ensign of the Burma RNVR. A blue ensign with a badge in the fly depicting a blue and green peacock on a yellow background. This design was in use between 1939-1948. The flag is made in machine-sewn cotton and the whole design is printed including the Union Flag. The fabric has been weighted and a turned over edge forms the hoist. A rope for hoisting is attached.
After Burma separated from India in 1937, a branch of the RNVR was formed in Rangoon on 7 June 1940. Its members operated smaller landing craft and motor launches in the estuaries round Rangoon and elsewhere in the Far East.

Object Details

ID: ZBA4286
Collection: Flags
Type: State ensign
Display location: Not on display
Date made: 1939-46; 1939-1948 1939-48 1940-46
People: R.N.V.R. Burma
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 4 mm x 1800 mm x 870 mm

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