Vehicle formation flag identification

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Vehicle formation flag identification

Michael Reintjes
Michael Reintjes

March 19th, 2007, 12:31 am #1

Good evening gents....Anyone know anything at all about these flags or pennants?....can find no reference other thatn som photos of vehicles here and there...is there a reference about these obscure items??
Cheers,Mike
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

March 19th, 2007, 12:38 am #2

I know Colin had a bit of info on his website - is the triangular one with the leaf not a division commanders' pennant? Maple Leaf Up might have the goods on some of these.
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Michael Reintjes
Michael Reintjes

March 19th, 2007, 3:38 am #3

Thanks Mike...he has some neat stuff on that site...quite an interesting fellow..I,ll drop him a line as well as the boys over at MLU when I get a chance..thanks again for the heads up...that Blue one with the leaf is most probably 2nd Inf. div. but I just don't understand the significance....Div Commander seems almost unbelievable but you may be right.....I see that Colin has one of Harry Crear's vehicle flags...amazing!
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Dave Hiorth
Dave Hiorth

March 19th, 2007, 5:13 pm #4

I have one of General Crear's car flags also. Really nice piece
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Joe Costello
Joe Costello

March 19th, 2007, 10:41 pm #5

Good evening gents....Anyone know anything at all about these flags or pennants?....can find no reference other thatn som photos of vehicles here and there...is there a reference about these obscure items??
Cheers,Mike
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The subject is dealt with in Canadian Army Overseas Technical and Training Bulletin No. 6 dated 30 Aug 1944. I have compared the pictures to the descriptions and have listed the matches. Read as appointment, description and size as published.

Image 1:
Chief of Staff, CMHQ - Flag, motorcar, distinguishing half red, half blue with gold Maple Leaf surrounded by gold annulus centrally place on both sides. 9" x 9"

Image 2:
Brigade Commanders - Pennant, motorcar, distinguishing Blue with gold Maple Leaf centrally place on both sides. 9" x 6"

Image 3:
CRU Group Commander - Pennant, motorcar, distinguishing Dark green with gold Maple Leaf surrounded by gold annulus on both sides and letters of applicable group in the apex on both sides. 9" x 6"

Image 4: (no matching description found)

Image 5: (not an exact match but may give clues. No other descriptions had a solid red swallow tail.)
Divisional Commander - Flag, motorcar, distinguishing Red swallow tail with gold Maple Leaf centrally placed on both sides. 9" x 6"

T&T Bulletin 6 was further modified by No. 8 dated 18 Oct 44, No. 14 dated 27 Jan 45, No. 18 dated 5 May 45. I have copies of all if anyone is interested.

Cheers,

Joe
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Michael Reintjes
Michael Reintjes

March 20th, 2007, 10:12 pm #6

Fantastic info..thanks so much...great that someone recorded this info as many I,ve talked don't really understand these at all including myself....could be a subject that deserves publication...Clive??...Hello Clive??
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Joined: November 22nd, 2000, 12:29 am

March 23rd, 2007, 3:05 am #7

In fact, I am working on a book on vehicle cam and markings and these flags/pennants would fit in beautifully.
Can you send me hi-res images? Joe, Can I get copies of the documentation? I have a Brit document from early in the war but it doesn't give this level of info.

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Michael Reintjes
Michael Reintjes

March 23rd, 2007, 3:27 am #8

Hi Clive...these pennants are small enough for my scanning bed which makes anything up to 1200-1600 DPI...What dpi would you prefer?...as high as possible??...cheers,M,
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March 24th, 2007, 12:26 am #9

If the photos are about 5" wide then 300 DPI is fine. If they are smaller then go to 600DPI. Thanks for your support.

Clive
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Joe Costello
Joe Costello

March 26th, 2007, 11:13 pm #10

In fact, I am working on a book on vehicle cam and markings and these flags/pennants would fit in beautifully.
Can you send me hi-res images? Joe, Can I get copies of the documentation? I have a Brit document from early in the war but it doesn't give this level of info.
Clive,

I sent you the material but it was a large attachment and I'm not sure it made it through. Did you get my email?
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