Last modified: 2001-10-24 by rob raeside
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by André Coutanche, 4 September 2001
A Warrant has been issued giving permission for the MVS to wear a Red Ensign bearing the Service's attractive "V" and "Anchor" logo. The logo was designed by Commander Bruce Nicholls RN, and this is only the thirty-fifth designed Red Ensign approved for use world wide. Of that total six are flown by UK public institutions such as Trinity House, the RNLI and the Scout Association, six more by dependent territories and five by Commonwealth countries and provinces. The remainder have been granted to privileged yacht clubs around the world. The MVS Ensign will accurately reflect the Service's aims in promoting maritime skills amongst local communities in ports and harbours around Britain's coast, and is an extremely significant step in our quest for a higher profile as a serious maritime organisation."
From http://www.mvs.org.uk/, contributed by Mike Thompson, 12 June 2000