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Women's Corps – Branch of Service Flag until 2001 (Armed Forces, Israel)

Heyl Nashim

Last modified: 2023-12-16 by martin karner
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Note: Heyl Nashim (also known as Khen for short) was dissolved in 2001. This flag is obsolete since.

[Women's Corps Branch of Service Flag, obsolete (Armed Forces, Israel)] 3:4 | 90×120 cm
image by Dov Gutterman

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The flags are rectangular, 90 cm × 120 cm and divided diagonally by a line going from the upper hoist to the bottom fly. Bottom hoist is orange, upper fly is brown. I heard that that formation is going to be abolished soon.
Nahum Shereshevsky
, 23 June 1997

The main element of the flag is usually the shoulder patch or a similar design. Since these are awarded to brigade-level (or equivalent) formations while flags are awarded to regiment/batallion-level formations, the latter flags have additional elements to distinguish the specific battalion. (...) The finials are in the shape of the corps emblems and attached to them are campaign streamers.
Nahum Shereshevsky
, 25 May 1998

There is no longer a Women's Corps as it was dissolved in 2001. The former tasks of this force were moved to the new position of: the Chief of Staff Advisor for Women Affairs.
Dov Gutterman, 28 August 2001