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Belgium: Naval flags, 1936 (Part 3)

Last modified: 2002-11-30 by ivan sache
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A decree from 1936 established ensigns, honours etc. to be allocated to the Navy. The text prescribed ensigns, salutes and other courtesy items, but nothing was said about the vessels themselves. The text prescribed two new ensigns for State and private ships, whereas the merchant ensign was not changed. The houseflags had to be allowed. A yacht ensign was also adopted.

Source: L. Nyssen Einige Flaggen der belgischen Marine von 1815 bis heute (Some flags of the Belgian Navy from 1815 until now). Flaggenkurier [dfk] (1995). Paper also available online.

Ivan Sache, 8 April 2001

Maritime Police

[Maritime Police]by Zejlko Heimer

State Ministers and Ambassadors

[State Ministers]by Ole Andersen

Square, Belgian tricolor flag. Still in use.

Source: Flaggenbuch [neu92]


[Lieutenant-General]by Zeljko Heimer

Square Belgian tricolor with two swords crossed in saltire in the yellow stripe.

Source: Flaggenbuch [neu92]

Now used by Flag Officers.

Ivan Sache, 3 March 2001


[General-Major]by Zeljko Heimer

As above, but with only one vertical sword.

Source: Flaggenbuch [neu92]

Envoy and General-Consul

[Minister plenipotentiary]by Zeljko Heimer

Square Belgian tricolor with a black crown in yellow stripe. Still in use.

Province Governors

  • Brabant: Square Belgian tricolor flag with the shield of Brabant (black field, outlined in yellow and charged with a yellow Lion of Brabant) in the middle of the black stripe.
  • Antwerpen: As above but with the arms of the province of Antwerpen.
  • East Flanders: As above but with the arms of East Flanders (black lion on a yellow field)
  • West Flanders: As above but with the arms of West Flanders.

Source: Flaggenbuch [neu92]

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