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Belgium: Minister of Defense

Last modified: 2003-07-18 by ivan sache
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[Minister of Defense]by Ole Andersen

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Description of the flag

The Minister of Defense, when onboard, uses the same square tricolor Belgian flags as the other ministers of the federal government.

Source: Léon Nyssen

Ivan Sache, 16 May 2002

Former flag (1960s)

[Former flag]by Ivan Sache & Mark Sensen

The flag, as shown by Pedersen [ped71], is a Belgian tricolor (2:3) with the naval ensign (reduced to 1/3) in canton.

According to the successive editions of the Regulation ZDTr 005, prescribing "Ensigns, marks, triangles and wimpels in use by the Naval Force (now the Navy), the Minister's flag did not exist yet in 1959 and had ceased to exist before January 1973. It was used between these years (exact dates are unknown), only when the Minister of National Defense was onboard.

Source: Michel Lupant & Léon Nyssen

Ivan Sache, 15 May 2002

Former flag

In 1959, a personal flag was designed for the Minister of Defense. It was a Belgian tricolor flag with the letters MDN placed in a diagonal pattern in the yellow stripe. The letters were black in a Arial-like police.

Source: Léon Nyssen

Ivan Sache, 15 May 2002