1878 January

(Minute Books)

Mars Flag

‘Cumberland’ has adopted the lion Rampant so ‘Mars’ to insert a thistle in each corner. ‘Lion Rampant and Thistles.’

 

Mars Flag

 See the Training Ships Ensigns page at Flags of the World.

 

1878 February

(Minute Books)

Mars Flag

There was read a letter…stating that the Lord of the Admiralty had approved of the ‘lion Rampant and Thistles,’ distinguishing device to be borne on the Blue Ensign to be flown on board the Mars.

 

1878 (Minute Books)

Captain Scott in his report for the month stated that the Admiralty had agreed to receive our band boys into the Bands on board Ships of War, and that since last report eight boys had been sent to H.M ship ‘Impregnable,’ and have been received on board that vessel.

   The Committee expressed their satisfaction with this new outlet for the boys.