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Red with Solomon's seal (green outlined fivepointed star). It is one of
the red arabic flags, tought Morocco is quite far away from
Zeljko Heimer, 25 Nov 1995
Concerning the descritption of the flag of Morocco, here is an excerpt of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Morocco (10 March 1974, revised 4 September 1992):
Chapter One General provisions Article 7: The emblem of the Kingdom shall be a red flag with a five-pointed green star in the centre. (...)Pascal Vagnat, 16 May 1999
The official Moroccan Royal Navy flag plates show a big
star, about 1/2 of the hoist.
Armand du Payrat, 20 Jun 1997
The national flag, with a yellow crown in the canton.
Jan Zrzavy, 16 Jan 1998
According to an official plate sent to me by the
Moroccan Royal Navy, this is the civil ensign — but
the crown is of a simpler design, like on the volume
of the French Hydrographic Service
Armand du Payrat, 01 Jul 1997
Last week, in Rotterdam harbour, I saw an obviously non-military ship from
Tanger (Morocco) showing the flag with one crown in canton at it’s stern.
But in the recent past I also saw a civil Moroccan ship showing the national
flag — plain red with green star.
Gerard van der Vaart, 25 Apr 2000
Some navies have functions that are not usually considered naval.
The ship in Rotterdam harbor may have belonged to the navy even if not
a warship. Just a guess.
John Ayer, 26 Apr 2000
The official plate sent to me by the Moroccan Royal
Navy (Album sur les Pavillons et les marques du Royaume
du Maroc, sent to me on 1997.01.08 by the military
Attaché marroqui in Paris) gives for the Navy flag four
small yellow crowns, one in each corner. That is different
from what I have seen in many flag books, but the same is
shown on a photo in Cols Bleus review dated
Armand du Payrat, 20 Jun 1997 and 14 Sep 1998
Smith (both [smi75b]
and [smi80]) gives the
version with one crown in canton
as naval ensign, and civil ensign is supposed to be
the same as national flag. However, the shape of the
crown given in Smith is quite different more similar
to the crown that is on the top of the state arms.
Possibly some changes hapened after 1980?
Zeljko Heimer, 21 Jun 1997
Spanish newspaper El País published an article (15th July 2000,
Comunidad Valenciana supplement, p. 3) about an audience granted by
King Muhammad VI of Marocco to the president of the
Valencian Region (Spain).
Behind the King appears a national flag with a border made of embroidered
olive leaves (possibly golden, possibly green as the star). It may be
simply an ornament, but it certainly is not simply a fringe and I wonder
whether this might be any kind of royal standard.
Santiago Dotor, 19 Mar 2001
a flag mourning ritual I have never seen before. My guess is to
prevent the wind from unfurling the national flag, to
show that the former national ruler is deceased. It’s probalby
unique to Morocco, or at least the Arab World: «A member of the
Moroccan Consulate in Paris ties the Moroccan flag around a mast
to mark official mourning of the death of King Hassan II Saturday,
July 24, 1999.»
David Kendall, 26 Jul 1999