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Naval Ensign, National Emblem and Civil Ensign of Israel (fotw and Wikipedia)
Please note that the Magen David is also known as the Seal of Solomon and as such may be represented as a pentagram of with five points as it now appears on the flags of Ethiopia and Morocco (based on the Hebrew Encyclopaedia) - see ‘pentagram’.
National Emblem of Ethiopia
National Flag of Togo in the golden mean/magic ratio (fotw)
Flag of the Mail/Postal Service 1918 – 1941, Yugoslavia (fotw); Flag of the Mail/Postal Service, Russia (fotw); Royal Mail Pennant, UK (fotw)
Please note that in the sailing/steam-assisted navy, the command flag of a full-admiral was formerly flown in this position (also ‘balls of difference’, ‘flag of command’ and
Flag of an Admiral c1850, Austria/Hungary (fame)
Please note that in the sailing/steam-assisted navy, the command flag of a full-admiral was formerly flown in this position (also ‘balls of difference’, ‘flag of command’ and ‘flagship’).
Examples: Chief; Cross; Pale; Saltire; Fess; Pile; Chevron; Quarter; Bend
Examples of Major’s Colours, English c1641 (fotw)
MTLQ in the 1866 Commercial Code of Signals – from 1880 The International Code of Signals - and the “number” of SS Australia (P&O Lines) c1898
Please note that use of two flags to indicate the country of registration applies only to a call sign hoist in the current International Code.
Naval Ensign, UK (fotw); Naval Ensign South Africa 1952 – 1981 (fotw)
Flag of Riba-roja d'Ebre, Spain (fotw); Flag of Bardonnex, Switzerland (fotw); Flag of the Grand Master of the Military Order of Malta (fotw)
a) Although often misnamed, a cross of this type which does not have four defined points meeting at the centre, should be termed a “cross of eight-points” (as referenced above) or a Maltese-type cross.
b) The cross on the national flag of Malta is not a Maltese cross but is the emblem of a British order of gallantry – the George Cross.
Flag of Vilardevós, Spain (fotw)
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