Souvenir pennant : HMAS Anzac (II)

Place Asia: Korea
Accession Number REL36717
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Felt, Paint
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made c 1955
Conflict Korea, 1950-1953

Triangular green felt souvenir pennant with two suspension tires from the hoist, screen printed in yellow, white and red. The pennant reads vertically from the hoist with the ship’s badge showing a Tudor Crown within fern fronds within a rope circle surmounted by a naval crown with 'ANZAC' at the base of the crown. Beneath is a boomerang with two crossed clubs and scroll work containing the motto ‘United We Stand’, beneath this is ‘HMAS Anzac’ and a diamond.

History / Summary

This pennant was made as a souvenir for the crew of HMAS Anzac (II). HMAS Anzac (II) was a Battle Class Destroyer commissioned at Williamstown Naval dockyard on the 14 March 1951 and served in the waters around Korea, during the Korean War.