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[Armed Forces Joint Service Flag (Jordan)] 1:2
Joint Service Flag
by Joseph McMillan

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Joint Service Flag

I was to Jordan in March 2000. In addition to the army flag there is a flag for the Jordan Armed Forces as a whole. It is similar to the army flag but has a combined services badge of crossed scimitars, anchor, and eagle, all surrounded by a wreath and ensigned with the Jordanian royal crown in proper colors. I saw this flag flying outside the General Headquarters in Amman and displayed in the office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, where it was trimmed with a red and gold fringe and topped with a finial consisting of a crown atop a large ball.

Joseph McMillan, 4 April 2000

Army Flag

[Army Flag (Jordan)] 1:2
by Marcus Schmöger

This is a red ensign with the Jordani national flag in canton, and a green emblem (two crossed swords under a crown) in the fly. This is found in Smith 1980.

Marcus Schmöger, 24 November 1997

War Ensign

[War Ensign (Jordan)] 1:2
by Jan Oskar Engene

Jordan's naval ensign is depicted in Jane's Fighting Ships and the anchor emblem is black. Incidentally, the emblem on Malaysia's naval ensign is also black in Jane's Fighting Ships, but we know from flag books it should be blue. I am a bit unsure about the reliability of design details in Jane's Fighting Ships.

Jan Oskar Engene, 22-24 September 1996

The anchor is black according to both Smith 1975 and Smith 1980.

Steve Stringfellow and Zeljko Heimer, 23-24 September 1996

A display of ceremonial flags had these two flags [the army flag and the joint service flag] as well as a ceremonial version of the ensign at and of the Air Force flag. The badge on the naval ensign was very dark blue rather than black as shown above.

Joseph McMillan, 4 April 2000

Air Force Flag

[Air Force (Jordan)] 1:2
by Mark Sensen

Some days ago Ivan Sache posted some air force roundels. In Pedersen 1980 there are several air force flags with roundels. All have the same pattern; light blue, the national flag in the canton, the air force roundel in the fly.

Mark Sensen, 22 June 1997

Lance Pennon

[Lance Pennon (Jordan)]
by Zeljko Heimer

On Znamierowski 1999, p. 32, there is definition of a lance pennon, "A lance pennon is a small flag that is hoisted from the top of a lance" and an image of the Jordanian lance pennant. Is this an officially prescribed lance pennon of some ceremonial unit?

Zeljko Heimer, 15 March 2000

Army Flag c.1939

Arab Legion

[Army Flag c.1939 (Jordan)] 1:2
by Calvin Paige Herring

This flag is exactly as that currently used, but the emblem is smaller and in the lower fly. Source: Flaggenbuch 1939.

Calvin Paige Herring, 6 February 1999

Commander of the Arab Legion Pennant c.1939

[Commander of the Arab Legion c.1939 (Jordan)] ~12:17
by Ivan Sache

The construction sheet in Flaggenbuch 1939 shows 40 cm for the vertical dimension of the flag, and 60 cm for the length of the oblique edge of the flag — not its horizontal dimension. Therefore, the horizontal/vertical proportion is the square root of 2, ca.1,4142. The former image by Calvin Paige Herring was geometrically erroneous, since it had a proportion of 2:3, a wrong interpretation of Neubecker's design.

Ivan Sache, 11 March 2000

Former image with wrong proportions

[Commander of the Arab Legion c.1939, wrong proportions (Jordan)] 2:3 (wrong)
by Calvin Paige Herring