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British Arctic Territory Emergency Services (British Arctic Territory Flag Hoax)

Last modified: 2019-05-15 by rob raeside
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All "British Arctic Territory" flags are hoaxes, developed by Clay Moss et al. on April Fools' Days

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BAT Fire Service

[British Arctic Territory hoax] 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 from.
Clay Moss, 1 April 2007

[British Arctic Territory hoax] 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


[British Arctic Territory hoax] 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

Updated Jack (2014)

[British Arctic Territory hoax] image by Clay Moss, 1 April 2014

This jack follows the Gambian fiasco - see Ambassador's ensign, jacked.

Civil Defence

[British Arctic Territory hoax] image by John Cachrie Campbell, 9 November 2015

Ambulance Service

[British Arctic Territory hoax] image by Miles Li, 1 April 2018

Thin Red Line Flag

[British Arctic Territory hoax] 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 region.
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