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The Conway Club Cruising Association has a web page at
http://www.hmsconway.org/cruising.html. The pages mention:
"During the last few years when Conway was in Commission there used to be an annual race meeting of Old Conways and the Cadets at Plas Newydd. ...
Once the Pay Off took place some of us wished to perpetuate Conway's traditions by wearing her Ensign. Thus was formed the Conway Club Cruising Association.
The Admiralty have given members who have British registered yachts the right to wear the Conway Ensign. ..."
This agrees with or section on the TS Conway, where the Flag with badge of 1927 is described as "the ensign ..., which is still in use as the authorized ensign of the Conway Club Cruising Association."
More details are given at http://www.hmsconway.org/tradition.html:
"A Proud Tradition Continues...
The Conway Ensign may still be flown, there are strict rules however. The yacht must be registered in Great Britain either under Part 1 of the Merchant Shipping Act or under the Small Ships Register. It must be owned by an ex-Conway cadet. You must belong to The Conway Club Cruising Association ... You must fly the Conway Ensign and Burgee together."
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 11 April 2013