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Maritime Police Ensign and Police Flag (Vanuatu)

"Naval" Ensign

Last modified: 2011-06-11 by ian macdonald
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[Maritime Police (Vanuatu)] image by Željko Heimer, 13 August 2004

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According to Album des Pavillons 1990, there is no naval ensign in Vanuatu. Vanuatu only has a maritime police, with a plain white flag with the national flag in the canton as ensign. Encyclopaedia Universalis Yearbook, 1998, reports that Vanuatu has no army but a paramilitary force of circa 300 men.
Ivan Sache, 27 May 1998

The national flag is apparently "elongated" so that is fits into 1:2 canton. I would suppose that this is accomplished by "extending" the stripes and leaving the triangle just as in the national flag and not by "elongating" the triangle too. However, such a subtle detail might not be prescribed at all.
Source: Album des Pavillons (2000)
Željko Heimer, 11 August 2003

Mistaken Variant

[ image by Jan Oskar Engene
Wrong 1996 design from Jane's Fighting Ships

Police flag

[Police flag (Vanuatu)] image by Jens Pattke, 15 November 2004

Source: TV report: " Tanna- the incredible island 1/3", SWF Baden-Baden, 1995
Jens Pattke, 15 November 2004