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image by Michael Lee and Clay Moss, 5 Nov 2008
The ensign of the Naval Reserve Cadets is 'national flag' blue, with the Australian white ensign at the canton, and with a badge at the fly. The badge has a yellow trident penetrating a yellow naval crown, surrounded by a yellow-outlined 'national flag' blue circular scrool bearing the words 'Naval Reserve Cadets' in yellow.
Miles Li, 26 January 2001
Detail of the badge
image by Michael Lee and Clay Moss, 6 Nov 2008
image by Clay Moss, 3 Feb 2006
Today I went to see the aircraft carrier USS Constellation which is visiting
Sydney. Near the aircraft carrier was a two-masted sailing ship, flying an
ensign similar to the one (Naval Reserve Cadets) I described on January 26.
It is navy blue, with the Australian white ensign in the canton, and with a
royal crown in full colours in the middle of the fly. Perhaps this is an
ensign for training vessels affiliated with the navy but do not belong to
Naval Reserve Cadets.
Miles Li, 7 Apr 2001
I had the privilege to go through a batch of
ensigns and other flags destined for a Royal Australian Navy ship that'll be
coming through here [Penang, Malaysia] some time. There is nothing earth shattering to report,
except that this ensign was in the batch.
Clay Moss, 3 February 2006
According to John Vaughan, it's not entirely unusual for the Navy to order
flags that get made up wrongly due to ambiguous specifications. The mystery
ensign in question probably got delivered as a "Sea Cadet" ensign
with noone realizing that it was incorrect.
Clay Moss, 31 October 2008
The Royal Australian Navy webmaster conducted an exhaustive search for our mystery flag
and got in touch with everyone in the Navy who might be able to make a positive
identification. All to no avail. The Navy concluded, therefore, that the flag must be erroneous and assured me
that nothing like it exists anywhere or for any purpose in the RAN.
Peter Johnson, 1 November 2008