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Municipal flag of Mons - Image by António Martins, 14 July 1999
The municipality and town (Ville) of Mons (13,000 inhabitants) is the capital city of the Province of Hainaut.
The flag is vertically divided red-white-red. Proportions are 2:3.
Source: Flags of the Low Countries
Jarig Bakker, 15 November 2001
Former municipal flag of Mons, c. 1900 - Image by Ivan Sache, 12 June 2005
Nouveau Larousse Illustré, Dictionnaire Universel
Encyclopédique (7 volumes, published in Paris, 1898-1904) shows the flags of the main Belgian cities, then based on the traditional colours of the cities.
The flag shown for Mons is horizontally divided red-white-red.
Jan Martens & Ivan Sache, 12 June 2005
The RCNMB is situated near the Grand Large de Péronnes, which is an artificial lake connected to the canal linking Nimy and Blaton, and the Canal du Centre. It has recently received the honorific title of "Royal".
Burgee of CNMB - Image by Ivan Sache, 29 May 2005
The burgee of CNMB is a 1:2 triangular flag, red with a white triangle
in the middle. The elegant geometric construction of the flag involves
four triangles, three red and one white, of equal size.
The flag can be seen on the poster announcing the European Championship of Vaurien Class, which took place in Cerfontaine from 28 April to May 2001; the race was organized jointly by Sport Nautique de l'Eau d'Heure and CNMB.
A drawing on the website of the FFYB shows the burgee of the RCNMB similar to the burgee of the previous CNMB, but with a crown added in upper hoist. The website of the Tournai Yacht Club shows a photography with a slightly different version of the burgee, with the crown placed in the centre, in the more traditional manner adopted by a number of important Belgian yacht clubs, and a thin vertical stripe near the hoist bearing the club initials in red on white.
Ivan Sache & Jan Mertens, 19 February 2007