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by Gvido Petersons, 15 November 1998
"The Baltic Battalion shall have its own flag, emblem and
Pascal Vagnat , 10 November 1998
Baltic Battalion as part of UNO Peacekeeping forces in BiH.
Obverse- as presented.
Reverse - UN peacekeeping flag with inscriptions BALTIC / BATTALION on top and bottom of the UN CoA
Gvido Petersons, 15 November 1998
The full text of the Baltic Battalion Agreementcan be found on
the website of the Lithuanian
Parliament, using the search engine at <http://www3.lrs.lt/n/eng/DPaieska.html >.
I am copying below only the most relevant parts of the text.
A G R E E M E N T
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA,
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA AND
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
C O N C E R N I N G
THE BALTIC BATTALION
Following the Agreement between the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Estonia and the Republic of Lithuania concerning the establishment and formation of a joint Peacekeeping Unit, signed in Riga on 13 September, 1994, in the following referred as the Agreement of 1994;
The Government of the Republic of Latvia, the Government of the Republic of Estonia and the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, in the following referred to as the Contracting Parties, have agreed on the following principles concerning the formation, training, application and deployment of the Baltic Battalion:
PART I. GENERAL
1. In the following the expression "Baltic Battalion" means the combined infantry battalion, established by the Contracting Parties in accordance with the Agreement, eligible for peace support operations and operations contributing to regional stability, mandated by international organisations and conducted in accordance with the United Nations Charter.
1. The Baltic Battalion shall have its own identity cards.
2. The Baltic Battalion shall have its own flag, emblem and seal.
5. The official language of the Baltic Battalion is English.
PART II. ORGANIZATION AND AUTHORIZATION
1. The Contracting Parties agree to establish a combined control mechanism in order to direct, supervise and audit the operations of the Baltic Battalion. This mechanism shall comprise the following:
a) Ministerial Committee (MC) consisting of Ministers of Defence of the Contracting Parties;
b) Baltic Military Committee (BMC) consisting of the Chiefs of Defence of the Contracting Parties;
2. The MC embodies the highest political authority over the Baltic Battalion and shall among other things:
j) approve the form of the identification card and seal of the Baltic Battalion.
3. The BMC embodies the highest military command authority over the Baltic Battalion as the CHOD's will retain Full Command over all their national personnel assigned to the Baltic Battalion. BMC shall among other things:
b) approve the form and use of the flag and the emblem of the Baltic Battalion;
Done in Talin on 10 December 1997 in three original copies, each drawn up in the English, Latvian, Estonian and Lithuanian languages, all texts being equally authentic. In case of different interpretation the English version will prevail.
FOR THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
FOR THE REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA
FOR THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
Ivan Sache, 23 November 2001
by Zeljko Heimer , 23 Febuary 1999
Baltron Commanding Officer
by Zeljko Heimer , 23 Febuary 1999
Yesterday, I had here three navy officers from Estonia, Latvia
& Lituania. These gentlemen had a look of approval at my
pages on their country in the "Album" (French Navy
flagbook) and told me that existed a "Baltron", Baltic
Squadron, with ships from the three countries. Each ship show her
own country ensign, plus a Baltron mark, three horizontal bands,
blue (eston) over red (latv) over yellow (litu), rect 11 / 7 with
two swallow tails. the commanding officer of this naval force
shows a distinguishing flag, triangle with the same three
Armand Noel du Payrat, 10 November 1998
by Gvido Petersons, 29 May 2000
In front of Baltic Defence Academy in Tartu (military
university for military education for officers from Estonia,
Latvia and Lithuania with English language education and NATO(?)
support), I saw 5 flagpoles with flags of Estonia,
Latvia, Lithuania, Baltic Assembly and BDA flag
Gvido Petersons, 29 May 2000