Designs for a Canadian Naval Jack and Ensign
Alan Beddoe created these undated designs for a distinctively Canadian naval jack (top) and ensign (bottom).
The naval jack (top), a possible replacement for the Blue Ensign flown by Royal Canadian Navy vessels, replaced the union flag with three red maple leaves (upper left), while a Canadian naval badge replaced the badge derived from Canada's coat of arms. The lower example, a possible replacement for the White Ensign, substituted three red maple leaves for the union flag (upper left). Beddoe, an expert in heraldry, had served in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve during the Second World War, and helped design numerous ship's badges.
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