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Alastair Wilson

    Certainly the custom was revived, at least in part, after the Great War. One was taught at Dartmouth in the 1950s that it was still in use. Of my own knowledge, I can only say that the Union Flag was hoisted at the yardarm of the flag mast in HMS Nelson, the Royal Naval Barracks in Portsmouth, when a Court-Martial was being held, until the 1990s, although a gun was not fired. I think that the custom is probably still observed.