Souvenir pennant : HMAS Watson

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney, South Head
Accession Number REL36724
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Felt, Paint
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made c 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Period 1940-1949

Triangular blue felt pennant with two suspension loops at hoist, one has been damaged. Screen printed in white, yellow, light green and light blue the ships badge shows the Macquarie Lighthouse proper with a footpath leading to the right hand side of the lighthouse. The foreground is light green representing lawn and the background is light blue representing the sky. A rope circle encompasses this surmounted by the King’s crown and WATSON. Underneath is scroll work and the motto ‘We Find We Fix’ and HMAS WATSON to the right of the badge.

History / Summary

This pennant is a souvenir of HMAS Watson. HMAS Watson is an onshore establishment at Sydney's South Head, and was commissioned as the Royal Australian Navy's Radar Training School on 14 March 1945.