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Royal Guard Flags (Thailand)

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[Royal Guard Colors (Thailand)]
image by Suttipong Phuensaen, Zachary Harden and Wikimedia Commons User Sodacan, 6 September 2018

The Thai Wikipedia has a page about current Thai Military regimental colours; the Royal Guard's colour has a white elephant in a red rectangular block in the center of the Trairanga (Ed.: very similar to the Naval Ensign). While the Army and Air Force regimental colours are 70x70 cm. (1:1), those of the Navy and of the Royal Guards are 70x105 cm (2:3).

Suttipong Phuensaen, 16 Mar 2007

From the 1979 Flag Act:

Section 14. The Royal Guard Unit with the Thong Chai Chelermpol of the Royal Thai Army may also have the Thong Chai Chelermpol of the Royal Guard Unit as an additional flag. This flag is of the same characteristics as the National Flag but with the width of 70 centimetres and the length of 105 centimetres. In the middle of the flag, there is a red rectangle of 35 centimetre wide and 52.5 centimetre long. Inside the rectangle, a charge of a white elephant in regalia on a platform facing the flagpole is depicted. On the upper canton part, there is an charge of the Phra Maha Mongut and the number, written in yellow Thai number, of the Reign in which the flag was bestowed. Underneath the Phra Maha Mongut, the Royal Cypher is depicted in yellow and the name of the unit, in yellow, is written in a curve embracing the underside of the Phra Maha Mongut. On the edge of the flag at the side next to the flag pole, there are red and black crossed strands while pleated yellow stripes of 2 centimetres wide are on other sides.
Zachary Harden, 6 September 2018