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Civil Air Ensign (Australia)

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Australian civil air ensign

[Civil Air Ensign]
by Calvin Paige Herring and Antonio Martins

This flag was based upon the British civil air ensign, and was adopted in 1935. Note that:

  1. The Southern Cross turns some 45 degrees anti-clockwise, and
  2. The stars were originally yellow, but were changed to white in 1948.

Unlike its British and New Zealand counterparts, this flag was kept 'alive' for many years, as the Civil Aviation Authority used this flag as its logo, until the CAA was disbanded a few years ago.
Miles Li, 2 Feb 1999

In the flag exhibition at the York International Congress of Vexillology there was an Australian Civil Air Ensign on display (Collection of Bruce Berry). The Southern Cross seemed to be tilted a bit more than 45%, so that the seven-pointed stars point upwards again, thus tilted by 51.4.
Marcus Schmöger, 11 Nov 2001

[Civil Air Ensign Variation]
by Marcus Schmöger, 11 Nov 2001

Australian Civil Air Ensign 1935-48

[1935-48 Australian Civil Air Ensign] by Antonio Martins