The Explorers’ Union Flag

Henry’s Antarctic Flag

This very special commission was to produce an exact replica of the Union Flag that was presented to polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton by King George V in 1914. Our flag was presented by The Duke of Cambridge to the late adventurer Henry Worsley.

The flag was to accompany Henry on his bid to become the first solo adventurer to cross the Antarctic unassisted and unsupported – following in the footsteps of Sir Ernest. Pure Italian silk, double sided and with hidden seams, this flag was a labour of love. We were hugely honoured to have been asked to make this and we closely followed Henry’s journey. It is devastating that Henry died 30km short of his goal. It was very poignant that our flag which had been flying behind Henry throughout his attempt was then displayed (wind and weather torn) at his funeral.