Re: Flag Backwards??
Ed Darrell (EDarr1776@AOL.COM)
Tue, 26 Mar 1996 20:19:02 -0500
When the flag is painted on airplanes, it is traditionally painted
"backwards" (union on the right) on the starboard side of the craft,
suggesting the direction of the wind. Usually, I understood in the past,
Navy tradition has the flag blowing the way it would for a sailing vessel --
that is, forward on starboard side, and "backwards" on the port side.
There are two questions: Is a Scout a vessel? If not a vessel, then
standard display rules would apply, union to the left.
If a Scout is a vessel, is the Scout an air vessel or a water craft?
You'll have a devil of a time trying to find a "backwards" flag to sew on,
however, and the flag should not be applied upside down.
So, I propose a motion that a Scout is a sailing vessel, and the flag should
be displayed as shown on the Scout's starboard side.
Is there a second?
Ed Darrell, Duncanville, Texas
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City