red duster

red duster

n
(Nautical Terms) an informal name (Brit) for the Red Ensign
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The 'Red Duster' is the Merchant Navy flag which displays the 'Union Jack' in the top quarter against a full red background.
We have the same broad state of affairs in the oil and gas industry where very few vessels fly the "red duster".
The Red Ensign, or "Red Duster" as it is known, has been the recognised flag of the British Merchant Navy since 1854.
The "Red Duster" - the ensign of the Merchant Navy - flew yesterday at the Town Hall and also at the Martin's Bank Building, Crowne Plaza Hotel and 30 James Street, formerly Albion House.
She eventually cost me pounds 15,500 when Red Duster, ridden by Paul Cook, took the last leg, the 8.50 at Warwick.
CROTCHETY congr egation members at St Nicholas's Liverpool parish church Armed Forces' Day service demanded to know why the Merchant Navy's Red Duster was flying.
He won't let you forget he's amanof the people, a qualified electrician whose playing career began with the South Shields Sunday League side Red Duster.
ANSWERS: The cello; 2 Harwich; 3 The speed of light; 4 Sacramento; 5 Biodegradable; 6 The Red Ensign (or colloquially the Red Duster); 7 Mayor of London; 8 Piccolo; 9 Dandelion (dent de lion); 10 Shaun Murphy.
The sale attracted purchasers from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, with the top lot being Red Duster, who was bought by Suliman Bhana for Dh225,000.
I recently received a Veterans' Badge with the Red Duster flag motif awarded only to those merchantmen involved in military operations and nothing for those on convoys to Murmansk, Malta or across the Atlantic, which were far more deserving than Bevin Boys.
I recently received a veterans' badge incorporating the much-fought- for Merchant Navy 'red duster' flag which had hitherto been denied merchant seamen whose ships had taken a direct part in British military operations.
"The standard, known as a red duster, will be kept in a museum there."