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Personalised International Signal Flags Bench/Bed cushions
Our unique bespoke sailcloth bench/bed cushions with two authentic Marine International Signal Flags and Pennants are very distinctive and impressive. Designed to be used on a bench and on a single bed, daybed or sofa.
Your original personalised bench/pillow will be truly bespoke and unique.
Choose any two flags from International Signal flags and pennants. There are 26 signal flags that represent the phonetic alphabet - A - alpha, B - Bravo, C - Charlie etc. They convey particular instructions, for example signal flag A conveys - I have a diver down, keep well clear at slow speed.
There are also10 numeral pennant flags available to choose from, 0 to 9 and the1st, 2nd and 3rd Substitute flags and lastly, an Answering Pennant.
We sew them on with traditional sailmakers zigzag stitch using white U.V. resistant sailmakers thread. We add rows of zigzag stitching below the flags in a navy blue thread.
Marine International Signal and Pennant flags are required on most yachts, naval, merchant and passenger vessels at sea.
The bench cushions are hugely popular as wedding presents with flags representing couples initials on them, for special anniversaries, and as birthday presents with numeral pennants representing the person's age. Imagine what messages you can convey using the International Signal Flags too!
They look stunning on a day bed, a single bed, a bench, sofa, on a deck, in a cabin on a yacht, or in the garden.
A removable white rope is tied to both ends of the cushion and removable ties at each corner.
We order the flags you request from a UK company, they are made from 100% Ministry of Defence standard woven material.
We offer you a choice of material on the back of the cushion: natural linen & cotton in neutral colour, or the same white sailcloth as the front of the cushion.
On the bak of the cushion we sew our N logo and we also add some decorative zigzag stitching.
We add a discreet zip at the base of the cushion cover.
The luxurious cushion pad is filled with duck feathers for a lovely plump look and feel. Each is encased in a 240-thread-count pure cotton cover.
Our sailcloth cover is removable and can be washed by hand at 30 degrees centigrade. Rinse and dry naturally. Do not dry clean or tumbled dry. The pad is washable at 40°C. please follow instructions on pad.
The Marine International Signal Flags and Pennants chart
describes their meanings:
A - Alpha - I have a diver down
B - Bravo - I am taking in or discharging dangerous goods
C - Charlie - Yes affirmative
D - Delta - Keep clear of me, I am manoeuvring with difficulty
E - Echo - I am altering course to starboard
F - Foxtrot - I am disabled communicate with me
G - Golf - I require a pilot
H - Hotel - I have a pilot on board
I - India - I am altering course to port
J - Juliett - I am on fire, dangerous cargo on board, keep clear of me
K - Kilo - I wish to communicate with you
L - Lima - You should stop your vessel instantly
M - Mike - My vessel is stopped and making no way through the water
N - November - No negative
O - Oscar - Man overboard
P - Papa - All persons should report on board as the vessel is about to proceed to sea
Q - Quebec - My vessel is healthy and i require free pratique
R - Romeo - No signal
S - Sierra - My engines are going astern
T - Tango - Keep clear of me I'm engaged in pair trawling
U - Uniform - You are running into danger
V - Victor - I require assistance
W - Whisky - I require medical assistance
X - X Ray - Stop carrying out your intentions and watch for my signals
Y - Yankee - I am dragging my anchor
Z - Zulu - I require a tug
1 - number pennant
2 - number pennant
3 - number pennant
6 - number pennant
7 - number pennant
8 - number pennant
9 - number pennant
0 - number pennant
1st Substitute flag
2nd Substitute flag
3rd Substitute flag
Please note that because of the weight of these cushions, over two kilograms, we can only post them to UK mainland addresses free of charge. Please contact us for a quotation to send to other locations.
Dimensions of Bench cushion:
40cm height x 110cm width approximately.
Please contact us if you would like to order a bespoke Bench/bolster cushions/pillows for a double, Queen or King sized bed. The ultimate his and her cushion!
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