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Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol (Australia)

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[RCVP Flag] by Miles Li, 10 April 2004

In Australia there is no single coast guard. The duty of coastal surveillance falls on the Navy, as well as a number of other organizations. In South-Eastern Australia this is the Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol. The RVCP flag (afloat and ashore) is navy blue, swallow-tailed, 2:3, with a flying albatross standing on a foul anchor crowned by a naval crown, all in yellow.
Miles Li, 25 August 2002

Other Flags flown by the RVCP

[RCVP Nemesis Pennant] by Miles Li, 20 February 2004

The RVCP is entitled to fly two other flags afloat and ashore. Since 1940, it is entitled to fly the New South Wales Ensign (State Flag). It is not certain whether it flies this flag outside NSW. Since 1945 it is also entitled to fly the Nemesis Pennant of the NSW Water Police due to the fact that, during the early days of the RVCP, its members were 'Special Police Constables' of the 'Water Police Reserve'. . It is a trapezoidal flag, ratio 1:2, quarterly white and navy blue; in the canton is the word NEMESIS sans-serif in red; in the lower fly are the initials RVCP sans-serif in red.

Sources: and a visit to the RVCP post in Brighton-le-Sands, Sydney, August 23, 2002.
Miles Li, 25 August 2002

Nemesis is in Greek mythology an ancient goddess, personfying retributive justice, the avenger.
Jarig Bakker, 22 February 2004