RNLI Pennant?

Little Rascal

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I've just come across an RNLI pennant that came with my boat. Its actually a sewn number 3 code flag (red, white and blue) with 'RNLI' printed in the white section. Does anyone have any idea where it came from? Is it a genuine RNLI pennant? I was thinking of flying it at the RNLI day at Harwich in two weeks time...

Thanks...
 

Little Rascal

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Done a bit more searching and it looks like it might have been a prize in the RNLI Pennant Series races, at least it looks a bit like some that are shown as prizes? Does anyone know any more about the series? My boat was certainly raced in a dinghy/keelboat club by previous owners.

The main reason to ask is whether I should fly it at the lifeboat regatta? Dont want to cause any offence :)
 

VicS

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Done a bit more searching and it looks like it might have been a prize in the RNLI Pennant Series races, at least it looks a bit like some that are shown as prizes? Does anyone know any more about the series? My boat was certainly raced in a dinghy/keelboat club by previous owners.

The main reason to ask is whether I should fly it at the lifeboat regatta? Dont want to cause any offence :)

You dont seem to have any valid entitlement to fly it, you did not buy it or win it, merely found it on your boat, therefore dont.

I was going to suggest you buy an RNLI flag or pennant of your own and fly it with pride..... but I cant find any to buy!
I'm sure I have an RNLI house flag, but maybe not
 

Little Rascal

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Thanks Vic - that's exactly my point. I dont want to fly it inappropriately. However I do want to support the event so I will see what else I might be able to get.
 

rob2

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Yes, but looking on their website they don't appear to offer any flags or burgees anymore.

Rob.
 

Simonpk

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"You dont seem to have any valid entitlement to fly it, you did not buy it or win it, merely found it on your boat, therefore dont." But Little Rascal did, does that count.
 
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