Last modified: 2003-04-19 by jonathan dixon
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This flag was based upon the British civil air ensign, and was adopted in 1935. Note that:
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
by Marcus Schmöger, 11 Nov 2001