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Below is a series of images of flags that have been provided to FOTW; some we have recognized, and some we have been unable to recognize. If you can help us identify any of these flags, please let us know! Contact the: UFE Editor.

Identification Key:

= Positive ID (Positive Identification)
= Tentative ID (Tentative Identification)
= Some Speculation

Unidentified Flags on Page 1

  1. Unknown German Inland Shipping J-Company
  2. Unknown Rostock Flag
  3. Unknown Swedish Flag
  4. Unknown Philippine Flag
  5. Signal Flags on the Tusitala
  6. Unidentified Flag on a Tea Cup
  7. Unknown VNSC Pennant
  8. Unknown Yacht Club Burgee
  9. Unknown English House Flag
  10. Confederate Blockade Runner Flag
  11. Unidentified flag or banner from Afghanistan
  12. Unknown signal flags
  13. Glaris flag postcard (Swiss)
  14. Mysterious Flag of Tocancipá
  15. Unknown flag in Ladakh (India)
  16. Political Venezuela UFE
  17. Two UFE Pennants
  18. Russian Military UFE
  19. Ukrainian flag UFE
  20. Strange Rebel Flag.

Unidentified Flags on Page 2

  1. Flags at Barneo, Russia.
  2. William Wyllie Etching
  3. Four Unidentified Flags from Reddit
  4. Chile Political UFE
  5. EAR&H Badge
  6. Ship House Flag on Mug
  7. Unknown Argentine Shipping Line
  8. Unknown Red Swallowtail Flag with Lion
  9. Unknown Chinese Flag
  10. Unusual German Flag, Interwar Years
  11. Cambodian UFE
  12. Phnom Penh International Airport Flags
  13. UFE seen in Crimea, Ukraine
  14. Strange Greek-like Flag Near Portland.
  15. Brunswick Infantry Colour (18th Century)
  16. More Russian UFE's at Barneo Base

Unidentified Flags on Page 3

  1. Ukrainian UFEs
  2. Turkish UFE
  3. Turkish Airport UFE
  4. A Very Odd Duck
  5. Turkish or Kurdish UFE
  6. Iraqi Military UFE
  7. Three Somalia UFE's Seen on Poster
  8. Somalia Police flag
  9. Three Unidentified flags from Syria
  10. War Dogs flag
  11. Unknown British (?) Flags
  12. Unknown Italian flag
  13. Possible "Port" Pennant
  14. Unidentified flag in Devont, England
  15. Unknown Flag, possibly Indian
          

Unidentified Flags on Page 4

  1. Unknown Flag, possibly Russian
  2. Scissors Flag from Wonderland
  3. Flag found in Flea Market
  4. Strange Double-Headed Eagle Flag
  5. Unidentified Oregon Union Flag
  6. Hussite Church Flag in Prague
  7. Yacht Club UFE?
  8. Portuguese Communal Flag
  9. Gift Shop Flag in St. Georges (Bermuda)
  10. African Refugee Rally Flag in Israel
  11. Strange Botswana Flag
  12. Official French Government Flag found in Mexico?
  13. Unknown Shiite Militia Flag
  14. Unknown flag, RWB with ship's wheel
  15. Ukrainian UFE
  16. Chinese UFE military flag
  17. Unindentified flags in Serbia

Unidentified Flags on This Page

  1. Unknown Catalan flag
  2. Unusual Saudi Arabian Flag
  3. Unrecognized Greek Emblem
  4. Unknown Western Australia Flag
  5. Two Simple Unknown Flags
  6. USAAC Flag with Gold Star
  7. Mystery flags - Somali?
  8. Unknown flag in Ferguson, MO (US)
  9. Two Anonymous Flags
  10. 14-78. Iran UFE
  11. Iran - Green UFE with inscription
  12. Iran - UFE (Possible Government Flag)
  13. UFE's of Kurdish Origin
  14. Unidentified rose symbol
  15. Two Unknown flags in Istambul
  16. Unidentified flag in Athens
  17. Two flags (probably military flags), seen in Athens
  18. Unknown Canadian flag
  19. Unidentified Flag on Vogue Bambini

Unidentified Flags on other pages


14-69. Unknown Catalan flag Some Speculation

Image from Santiago Díaz, 21 October 2014

I saw this flag during an independentist demonstration in Barcelona last Sunday. It looked like an Ucranian flag, but with a obviously Catalan shield in the middle. I think it also had a crown over it. Might it be a municipal flag?
Santiago Díaz, 21 October 2014

Seems more Aragonese then Catalan proper. Probably it is no municipal flag. I checked all municipalities with known arms of Catalonia, Aragon, the Balearic Islands, Murcia and the Valencia Community plus Alghera on Sardinia (they have a Catalan speaking slight majority), but unfortunately no match. And no perfect match about the rhombic shield, which at least should be somehow Catalan. The best match, but not a good one, is the Crown of Aragon. In the arms and in those of current Aragon region there is one quarter in dexter base displaying a St.George cross with four moor's heads, one in each of its quarters. The cross in our UFE might also be taken from the arms of the Duchy of Catalonia, and the moor's head might refer to Sardinia (not very likely to Corsica).
It is a shock, how little information about the meaning of the Aragonese arms is provided in the www. I only found this: The blue quarter with white cross patty fitchy displays the cross of Íñigo Arista, Count of Bigorra and 1st King of Pamplona, his kin ruled Navarra from 816 until 905 (more detail in Spanish see here).
The cross with moor's heads in the Aragonese arms is referred to as "Cross of Alcoraz". Alcoraz is known from a battle fought in 1096, where King Pedro I of Aragon defeated Emir Al-Mustain II of Zaragoza. I still found nothing about the tree topped by a red Latin cross.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 February 2019

The tree topped with the cross is the Coat-of-Arms of Sobrarbe.
Tomislav Todorovic, 5 February 2019


14-70. Unusual Saudi Arabian Flag Positive ID

This Saudi Arabian flag has now been identified as a "Variant of the Civil Flag" and moved to its permanent location.


14-71. Unrecognized Greek Emblem Positive ID

This flag is now located on the FOTW database as the Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem.


14-72. Unknown Western Australia Flag Some Speculation

Image from James Dignan, 1 November 2014

I'm currently watching a football match on TV, live from Perth, Western Australia. Someone in the crowd is waving an interesting flag which looks like it may be an alternative design for a flag for Western Australia - anyone know anything about it? It's a red cross, fimbriated white, on a dark blue (or possibly black) background, with the state emblem of a black swan on a yellow disc in the centre.
James Dignan, 1 November 2014

Might this be a totally unofficial proposal for a state flag that isn't a British ensign?
John Ayer, 3 January 2015


14-73. Two Simple Unknown Flags Some Speculation

#73a     # 73b [may be reversed]
Image from Martin Dix, 29 October 2014

I have these two flags, both say RN 32335 and 100 percent cotton. Could you give me any information on these flags. I was going to hang them in my garage, but if they were too nice to do that, then I would preserve them another way.
Jack Doyle, 29 October 2014

I am not sure what these flags are - at first I was going to say they look like decorative bunting, perhaps Brazilian and American, but then I noticed they had grommets so were meant to be hung like a flag, not draped decoratively.
Rob Raeside, 3 November 2014

I would like to have the dimensions of these flags to see whether they might be advertising pull-downs.
John Ayer, 3 January 2015

The text RN 32335 is given. The only flags I know to use that are Dettra flags [made by the Dettra Flag Company]. Not much help, I know, especially since I don't know what it means, but I contribute it here just in case that it might help finding more solid information.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 17 January 2015

I noticed that at UFE07-19, we have the same number RN32335. I should add that I've now found that Par Aide Products have/had this same code on their flags. However, I expect that they didn't make these flags themselves, but rather had them made by a flag company.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 15 April 2015


14-74. USAAC flag with Gold Star Some Speculation

Image from Mark Rosenberg, 13 November 2014

I viewed your extensive site and found flags similar, but with white stars instead of gold. This came from the estate of a Vietnam fighter pilot whose father, Brig. Gen. Glen C. Jamison flew in WWII. Any idea about the color and placement of the stars on this one? My understanding is the Gold Star represents a KIA, but Brig. Gen. Jamison lived until 1973.
Mark Rosenberg, 13 November 2014

Here is a link to Brig. Gen. Glen C. Jamison's service history.
Mark Rosenberg, 13 November 2014

Image from Zaricor Flag Collection 13 November 2014

To add the two Euro cents I'm capable of contributing: I'd say that's indeed the officer's rank indicated. The Zaricor Flag Collection has, a U.S. Army Brigadier General Air Corps Flag, which has its charges in the same positions. Likewise the Army Brigadier General flag.
I think it's that emblem which would represent the Air Corps, while this one is actually for the Air Force, but I'll leave that to someone who understands American army. Anyway, the flags do seem to come in the same combinations of ranks and designs for the two, so US Air Force Brigadier General would seem to fit.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 13 November 2014

The winged star emblem (the 'Hap Arnold' wings) indicated this as the flag of a brigadier-general of the US Army Air Forces during World War II (as opposed to that of the pre-war US Army Air Corps which used a winged propeller emblem instead). As for the yellow star - maybe it was a manufacturer's mistake, or maybe it was a white star which got 'yellowed' as the flag aged... I cannot say for sure.
Miles Li, 15 November 2014

Just a completely off-the-wall question here, but is it possible that the USAAF rank flag with the gold star is actually intended to represent a brigadier general killed in action? The traditional white star would be replaced with a gold star similar to the blue stars being replaced with gold stars on Service Banners. Possible?
Randy Young, 30 November 2014

The lower star has some discolouration, but the upper one looks like it's close in colour to the wings. Can we derive something about the function of the flag from its size?
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 8 April 2015


14-75. Mystery flags - Somali? Some Speculation

#75a    #75b
Image from Clay Moss, 14 November 2014

These are images drawn from illustrations sent to me by a merchant marine buddy. I'm after more details. Meanwhile, does anyone recognize them?
Clay Moss, 14 November 2014

Any luck so far? Is there any reason to think of Somalia, other than a star on light blue? Could they just be a red over yellowed white, over red with a faded lone star canton?
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 24 April 2015

I have not heard back from my buddy since he sent the image. He sort of corresponds when he wishes, not necessarily in a timely manner. I tried downloading the image but could not. I did not think at the time to get a screen shot. Basically, from memory, the flag images were cartoon type drawings and were illustrated as flags in a parade. The over all image reminded me of the type of cartoonery drawn up by North Korean propaganda folks. Happy Somalis(?) march under the flags. There was also some writing in Arabic I think. The flags may only be imaginary.
Clay Moss, 25 April 2015


14-76. Unknown flag in Ferguson, MO (US) Positive ID

obverse reverse

This flag has been identified as a version of the Anonymous Organization Medic Flag backed by an Anonymous Organization flag.


14-77. Two Anonymous Flags Positive ID

#77a    #77b

These flags were identified as vexi-vaporware versions of Anonymous Organization Flags of the Anonymous State of Massachusetts and Anonymous Iceland.


14-78. Iran UFE Some Speculation

Image from Esteban Rivera, 30 November 2014

I've found this Iranian UFE from this picture taken on 1393-7-9 (Persian calendar) which belongs to this picture gallery. When I translate it, the following title comes: "World Assembly of Clerks Roqiyeh (R) Bint Al Hussein" Does anybodoy know if it's indeed a flag and what it stands for?
Esteban Rivera, 30 November 2014

Ruqayyah bint Husayn (transcriptions vary) was a young daughter of Imam Husayn ibn Ali who was present with him at the Battle of Karbila. For the Shi'ites, it is all very moving. What does the inscription in the circle on the flag say?
John Ayer, 3 January 2015


14-79. Iran - Green UFE with inscription Positive ID

Image from Esteban Rivera, 30 November 2014

In this picture from this source taken back in 2010, the green flag in the middle with red lettering is unidentified. Could it possibly be government related?
Esteban Rivera, 30 November 2014

It reads as "Ya Hussein", but I have no idea what it does mean.
Zoltan Horvath, 30 November 2014

May be something to do with "Ya Hussain"
Dirk Schönberger, 30 November 2014

It seems to be a religious prayer: "Ya Hussain is an Arabic phrase used by Shia Muslims to invoke the memory or intervention of Hussain ibn Ali. It is especially used in the context of the Mourning of Muharram."
I've also seen the following variants: Black background with red letters on Brian J. McMorrow Galleries and White background with red letters on Ya Hussain Flag.
The explanation of the Iran Islam Shia Ya Husain Religious, Political and Military Flag is as follows: The inscript on the flag reads YA HUSAIN. He was the 3rd Imam of all Shia who was martyred in Karbala, Iraq, centuries ago and is a symbol for all Shias to raise against the Oppressors. The wording above YA HUSAIN is the Famous Hadith of Prophet Muhammad that reads: INNA-HUSAIN mISBAHUL-HUDA WA SAFINATUN-NAJAT that means "Husain is the Lighthouse of Islamic Guidance for the lost ships and the Rescue ship." Such flags are mostly used by Shia Political & Military Groups in Iran and Lebanon." Source: Mecollectibles.com.
Esteban Rivera, 30 November 2014

Not quite sure if it is a religious phrase. Mourning of Muharram was the day Hussain was murdered (some kind of genesis story of Shiite vs. Sunnite muslims). Basically it means something like "Remember Hussein" (and forever don't be friend with his murderers). The event marks the anniversary of the Battle of Karbala when Imam Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, and a Shia Imam, was killed by the forces of the second Umayyad caliph Yazid I at Karbala. Source: wikipedia "Mourning of Muharram".
Dirk Schönberger, 30 November 2014


14-80. Iran - UFE (Possible Government Flag) Some Speculation

Image from Esteban Rivera, 30 November 2014

Can anybody identify this flag from this source. When I translate it it says "Vice President of Science and Technolgy".
Esteban Rivera, 30 November 2014

Speculative image from Zoltan Horvath, 7 December 2014

I created its flag image. The upper inscription is "Presidency of the Republic" and the lower one means: "Vice [Presidency] for Science, Technology and Innovation". I think it's definitely not a rank flag but an organizational one.
Zoltan Horvath, 7 December 2014


14-81. UFE's of Kurdish Origin One Positive ID and one with Some Speculation

#81a  #81d Esteban Rivera, 3 December 2014

On this al Jazeera's news report broadcasted today you can see a flag with several symbols of being Kurdish (if not supportive of a particular group, i.e. PKK, or the Kurdish Regional Government).
- Image #81a - a square flag, split into four equal areas where a red five-pointed star in the middle, with other colors related to Kurdish symbols (yellow and green), as seen on 1:27.
- Image #81d - a horizontal red flag, , with other colors related to Kurdish symbols (yellow and green), as seen on 1:29 onwards.
Esteban Rivera, 3 December 2014

Flag #81d is now identified and located on the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons page, but #81a remains unidentified.

Regarding #81a, it seems that there is a repetetive pattern for the flag to look like it has four quarters, when instead the star and its rays are repeated over and over in squares, to end up like the image in question. In fact, here's a picture showing one square flag with the same pattern. (source)
There are several images of this flag as follows:

- Image #1 (source)
- Image #2 (source)
- Image #3 (source)
- Image #4 (source)
- Image #5 (source)
- Image #6 (source)
- Image #7 (source)
- Image #8 (source)
- Image #9 (source)
- Image #10 (source)
- Image #11 (source)
Several articles refer to them in Spanish as Movimiento de Mujeres de Kurdistan (Kürdistan Kadınları Hareketi), The Kurdistan Women Movement, or Movimiento de Mujeres Libres del Kurdistá (Kürdistan'ın Özgür Kadınlarının Hareketi) or the Free Women Kurdistan Movement) and even Partido de las Mujeres Libres de Kurdistan (Kürdistan Özgür Kadınlar Partisi) meaning the Free Women Party of Kurdistan, but I have found no conclusive evidence to state such hypothesis as fact.
There are two umbrella organizations and one other organization that may well be the one that encompasses all or most of the women movements represented by such a flag. These are: 1. Women's Liberation Movement of Kurdistan (KJB) (Komalên Jinên Kurdistan) - linked to the PKK. Its flag is seen here (source). It includes the following: - Union of Patriotic Women from Kurdistan (YJWK - Yêkitîya Jinên Welatparêzên Kurdistanê) established in Hannover, Germany, in 1995.
- Free Women's Union of Kurdistan (YAJK) (Yekitiya Azadiya Jinen Kurdistan), established in 1995.
- Workers' Women Party of Kurdistan (PJKK), established on March 8, 1999.
- (Free) Women's Liberation Party (PJA), established around 2002.
- Free Women's Units 'Star' (YJA) Star (Yeknîyên Jinên Azad Star)
- Free Women's Party of Kurdistan (PAJK) (Partîya Azadîya Jin a Kurdistan), established in 2004.
- Women's Liberation Movement of Kurdistan (KJB) (Komalên Jinên Kurdistan), established on April 20, 2005.
Sources: (source #1), (source #2) and (source #3)
2. "Women's Alliance for Kurdistan, Iraq and Syria", shortened to Women's Alliance. Established in late 2014, it includes the following organizations and individuals: - Roj Women Assembly
- Roj Women Association (official website)
- Iraqi Women's League
- Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation (IKWRO)
- Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) (official website)
- Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women Organisation (KMEWO)
- Socialist Women's Union
- Cynthia Cockburn
- Margaret Owen, Widows for Peace through Democracy
- Freedom Without Fear Platform
- Sarah Parker
- Aysegul Erogan
- Peace in Kurdistan Campaign
Sources: (A HREF="http://www.wluml.org/media/wluml-joins-women%E2%80%99s-alliance-kurdistan-iraq-and-syria-and-will-march-together-international-wo">source #1) and (source #2)
3. "Free Women's Congress" (KJA) (source #1) and (source #2)
Since #1. already has a flag, then that leaves us with #2. and #3, for which I have not enough conclusive evidence to state that it belongs to either one. I rather point out that, after all, it seems that it is some sort of symbol in the context of the Kurdistan liberation struggle for independence, mixed with what I said before, a sort of women emancipation and promotion of their rights, backed by the PKK's ideology known as Jyneology and even supported by political parties HDP and DBP at some point.
Esteban Rivera, 17 June 2018


14-82. Unidentified rose symbol Positive ID

Not actually a flag, but another example of the use of the "rose design" favored by some Socialist organizations.


14-83. Two Unknown flags in Istambul One Positive ID and Some Speculation

Image from Jaume Ollé, 8 December 2014

When I visited the Blue Mosquee I can took a photo with the Turkey flag and two Unknown flags below it. Any ideas?
Jaume Ollé, 8 December 2014

For me, the second one on the right looks like a variant of the flag of Istanbul.
Olivier Touzeau, 9 December 2018

The blue flag is indeed one of the several flags used by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.
Ivan Sache, 25 July 2018


14-84. Unidentified flag in Athens Positive ID

This flag has been identified as the Special Supply Center Army Units (EKEMS).


14-85. Military flag seen in Athens Positive ID

Indentified as the flag of the Athens General Military Hospital (GSNA).


14-86. Unknown Canadian flag Some Speculation

Image from Sean Murphy, 9 December 2014
[Image cropped and flipped to put it into a more conventional orientation]

I'm trying to research a flag I've have for a very long time. It came from southern Ontario, likely Norfolk County, and Dominion Regalia couldn't determine for me what it was. I've had it 40 years, approximately, and I have no idea how long my uncle had it before me. Any advice you can give me on this is much appreciated.
Sean Murphy, 9 December 2014

I don't recognise this flag but the overall design looks vaguely nautical to me. I wonder if it might be the flag of a shipping line, although it is not one we currently list on FOTW.
Rob Raeside, 10 December 2014

Given the age of the flag, there is the possibility that it was created as one of the proposals for a new Canadian flag. If so, the ten red stripes (six horizontal and four vertical) probably represent the ten provinces of Canada and possibly the four vertical ones were intended to represent the Maritime Provinces.
Ernest Cline, 16 July 2015


14-87. Unidentified Flag on Vogue Bambini Positive ID

Image from RM Walsh, 20 December 2014

This Flag appeared on the cover of the Magazine Vogue Bambini earlier in 2014. What is it?
RM Walsh, 20 December 2014

UFE14-87 is from the June 2014 issue of Vogue Bambini magazine. It seems that it is a rendering of a fictional flag prepared just for the photoshoot of some children's clothing. Here's a better image of the front cover of the magazine. Source: Vogue Bambini magazine.
Esteban Rivera, 29 December 2014

Quite a complex design. Fantasy medieval? Well, it's a recent issue, and they apparently are able to understand English as well. Poster might try identification method #1.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 30 December 2014


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