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All "British Arctic Territory" flags are hoaxes, developed by Clay Moss et al. on April Fools' Days
image by Clay Moss, 1 April 2007
Here, we have the ensign of the BAT Fire Service. Currently, the fire service
consists of a guy named Bob who has an extra fire extinguisher in his office in
case of emergency. However, in the mock territory world, there are plans under
way to build up the fire service considerably. First, the government of the UK
will be donating a fire truck for use in the event of a major fire in or around
Alert. It will be stationed out by the airfield. Secondly, there is talk of the
territory trying to get its hands on equipment that would effectively turn the
HMS Narwhal into a fire fighting boat. Thus far, the students currently
governing the territory haven't figured out where that extra cash will come
Clay Moss, 1 April 2007
image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 1 April 2008 and 1 April 2012
Bob obviously can't fly the BAT Fire Service Ensign from his office, as that
could only be flown from HMS Narwhal in its capacity of a fire fighting boat.
The Garter King of Arms proposed 3:5 as the ratio for quartered flags, and the
Alert Pursuivant of Arms Extraordinary would not go against him for the British
Arctic Territory Fire Service Flag.
Clay Moss, 21 October 2008
image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 1 April 2013
There is a Fire Service jack (Fire Service flag squared) for those times when
the HMBATS Narwhal is serving as a fire boat.
Clay Moss, 21 October 2008
image by Clay Moss, 1 April 2014
This jack follows the Gambian fiasco - see Ambassador's ensign, jacked.
image by John Cachrie Campbell, 9 November 2015
image by Miles Li, 1 April 2018
image by Tomislav Todorovic, 1 April 2018
The BAT Thin Red Line Flag honors the personnel of the British Arctic
Territory’s legendary Fire, Emergency Care, and Evacuation Services (BATFECES),
which was founded to train local fire fighters techniques to fight any large and
uncontrollable wild fire which might break out in the more remote tropical
rainforest regions of British Arctic Territory. These fires do remain a bit
problematic since it is yet to be discovered how to keep a fire burning in the
Thus far, the only fire fighter reported to have lost his life in the line of duty was Fire Captain I.P. Freely, who died in March 20 of 1918, in the coastal city of Brr, while attempting to rescue a rare Arctic Aardvark from a tree. He reportedly slipped on the icy rung of his ladder and fell into a snow bank containing contaminated yellow snow. Details of the incident have mysteriously disappeared from the city’s public records, but local legend claims he developed a bad case of frost bite from the fall. He later succumbed after claiming workmen’s compensation for 35 years.
Pete Loeser, 1 April 2018