The National Maritime Museum is appealing for funds to secure two surviving flags from the battle of Trafalgar.
The first is a Union Flag, flown from HMS Minotaur.
The second is an Austrian ensign, which may come from the Neptuno, a vessel captured at Trafalgar by Minotaur and Spartiate.
The museum plans to display the flags in its new ‘Nelson, Navy, Nation gallery’, opening on Trafalgar Day 2013.
To read more about these flags, please download the NMM Information Pack here.