Semaphore Flag Signalling System
The Semaphore flag signalling system is an alphabet signalling system based on the waving of a pair of hand-held flags in a particular pattern.
The flags are usually square, red and yellow, divided diagonally with the red portion in the upper hoist.
The flags are held, arms extended, in various positions representing each of the letters of the alphabet. The pattern resembles a clock face divided into eight positions: up, down, out, high, low, for each of the left and right hands (LH and RH) six letters require the hand to be brought across the body so that both flags are on the same side.
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The Semaphore Alphabet
A or 1 B or 2 C or 3 D or 4
E or 5 F or 6 G or 7 H or 8
I or 9 J K or 0 L
M N O P
Q R S T
U V W X
Morse Code Trainer
Ever wanted to test your hand at reading a flashing morse signal light? Why not have a go just click on the light and test yourself with your own message.
It’s an easy way to learn as you can repeat letters and words until you are happy. You can even set the speed of the light, what could be easier!
Go on give it a try.
DIT DIT DAH DAH
Project Message 2005
Project MESSAGE took place on Remembrance Sunday in London 2005.
“WAR TURNS US TO STONE IN REMEMBRANCE WE SHINE AND RISE TO NEW DAYS” was transmitted by semaphore from Greenwich to Whitehall, taking approx 65 minutes. Four serving and ex RFA signalmen were involved, George Walton, Ian Driver, Peter Fairchild and Digby Denby.
some of the project message team
Photo supplied by George Walton.
See your own message in semaphore
flag is an important part of maritime and naval history, just as
the American Flag is an
important part of the United States history. Just as the colors hang from a ships
mast, you can hang your
your very own flag
pole at your home. Wave your colors and show your pride.
Sponsored text (Donation made to the RFA Association)