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Naval Jack of Finland by Ossi Raivio, 27 August 2001

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About the naval jack

The jack of Finland is a white square flag with a square banner of the arms on it (or a square banner with a thick white border). [bro68]

Pascal Vagnat, 2 May 1996

Ratio: total 88:88, red square 51:51.
Adopted: 23 August 1971

Before introduction of this flag the war flag was used as a jack, too.

Ossi Raivio, 25 October 1998 , 27 August 2001

The present jack has acctually been in use since the 1930's.

Acordning to Kari K. Laurla: "Suomalainen päällikkyysmerkki, Collegium Heraldicum Fennicum, Vantaa 1986", the jack was adopted at the same time as the rank flags were changed, i.e. on the 18th August, 1938.

Marco Pribilla, 30 August and 23 September 2001

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