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image provided by Jan Mertens, 10 April 2008
Found on a page of ‘Brown’s Signal Reminder’ some (British) quarantine flags.
The image shows not only the traditional yellow flag but also a yellow pennant
with blue? border (not at the hoist) meaning “Suspect” and a flag divided
quarterly yellow and black? meaning “Infected”. These two are used in
combination with the well-known 'Q' flag, hoisted below
them in fact.
Jan Mertens, 10 April 2008
I believe these are from the Commercial Code of Signals (introduced in 1857
and subsequently updated), with 'Quebec' over 'Lima' (showing the original blue
and yellow quarterly rather than the post-1899 black and yellow), and 'Quebec'
over the '1st Substitute pennant' (still the same in the current code),
unfortunately however, I don't have a copy of the previous signal book in order
to confirm my guess?
Christopher Southworth, 10 April 2008