Souvenir pennant : HMAS Archer

Accession Number REL36718
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Felt, Paint
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made c 1970
Conflict Period 1970-1979
Period 1960-1969

Triangular blue felt souvenir pennant with two suspension loops from the hoist screen printed in yellow. 'R.A.N.R' reads vertically to the hoist, with the Ship’s badge adjacent, depicting an Archer with drawn bow and arrow, within a rope circle surmounted by a naval crown. Beneath the circle is a boomerang with two crossed clubs and scroll work bearing the motto ‘Swiftly Sure’

History / Summary

This pennant was made as a souvenir for the crew of HMAS Archer. HMAS Archer was an Attack-class patrol boat built by Walkers Limited at Maryborough in Queensland, launched on 2 December 1967 and commissioned on 15 May 1968 as the RAN Reserve training ship, to be based at Sydney.