Anzac Day marching banner : Z Special Unit

Accession Number REL/12677.001
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Flag
Physical description Polished cotton
Location Main Bld: World War 2 Gallery: Gallery 3: Special Forces
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made Unknown
Conflict Period 1950-1959

Banner of cream polished cotton edged with gold fringe. The words 'Cloak and Dagger' and 'Special' appear at the top and bottom in pale blue, white and silver braid. In the centre is a red letter 'Z' with a black dagger through it. The side seams of the banner are open at the bottom, forming pockets to accept the carrying poles. In the edges of the letter 'Z' are two reinforced ventilation holes to prevent the banner from acting as a sail in high winds.

History / Summary

Marching banner carried by members of Z Special Unit at Anzac Day marches in the 1950s.