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The Second World War

Union Flag

Period:
20th Century
Description:

Hand sewn Union Flag similar to those displayed on jeeps after the Liberation of the area.

 

Captain Cecil Riding (Jock) grew up near Lockerbie in Dumfriesshire. In 1940 he joined the Coldstream Guards before transferring to the Highland Light Infantry in 1941. In February 1944 Cecil Riding was selected for the newly formed Special Air Service (SAS) and was posted on special duty throughout occupied Western Europe in 1944 and 1945 for which he was awarded the Military Cross.

Materials/Media:
Flag
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:2012.18.25
Digital Number:
DMCR051n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council