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Message posted by Davep on 27/8/2013 at 1:48pm
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Quote: Originally posted by clever on 27/8/2013
Sorry - I'm sure it's just me, but what is the point of these flags ???
Isn't there enough to take away / setup without messing about with a flag ?
Sorry - just doesn't do it for me !
It adds something different, from the standard, a little bit of fun. And on a practical level, identifies your pitch to others. So if you have children, they know where your pitched without wandering around the site looking for you. Friends know where your pitched without having to ask.
Flags as rallying points, go back centuries, being used by the Military in battle [even the Romans used a version in the Standard]. Moving forward that concept has spread out from the military, and has now crossed over into the fun factor.
Personally as I'm walking around a camp site, I love looking at all the different flags.
The fun factor has even spread, to discussions about flags/spinners and also flag poles.