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    The local military museum has just contacted me regarding MN day September 3.
    We are trying to make it bigger and better this year.
    Some confusion has arisen regarding the Canadian MN ensign.
    Looking it up on Google, I find that it is the 'Red Duster' with a crest.
    Some here argue that it was the 'Red Duster' the same as the British.
    I am sure I recall seeing a Canadian ship flying the Red flag with crest.
    Can anyone confirm.
    Den.

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    Not seen that one mate but do recall something about the Canadian flag and the reason for change with the old one in some form of conflict with the Red Ensign.
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    It may have been the Ontario provincial flag, it has a crest in the ensign.

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    When I worked on the Great Lakes in 1958, on MV Dundee, we flew the U.K. Red Ensign and we’re continually being called a Canadian vessel while in USA , no matter how often we used to loudly state that we were from Scotland

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    The Canadian Red Ensign was the de facto Canadian national flag from 1868 until 1965 when it was replaced by the maple leaf design. Based on the ensign flown by British merchant ships since 1707, the three successive formal designs of the Canadian Red Ensign bore the Canadian coats of arms of 1868, 1921 and 1957.


    https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia....cle/red-ensign
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    Thanks Keith,
    That clears it up.
    Den.

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    A bit more:

    The Canadian Red Ensign, 1868-1965

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    Hi Den,
    You do so much good works for the Merchant Navy in your community.
    Here is another link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Red_Ensign .
    All the best to you.
    Richard
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    Our Shipmates our Family

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    Thanks for that Richard,
    Very informative.
    Will pass on to our local military museum and navy association.

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    Strange how things happen.
    With the help of the Military museum, we are going to advertise for any MN living in the community.
    We hope to make September 3 bigger and better than previous years.
    My son was selling his truck.
    Who showed up to buy it, but an ex MN British seaman.
    Is that ' carma' or what!
    Will put him to work real quick.
    Den.

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