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Malawi Navy

Last modified: 2002-06-14 by jarig bakker
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Flag of the Naval Unit

[Flag of the Naval Unit] by Zeljko Heimer, 27 May 2002, according to Album 2000.

Regarding Malawi, it would not be correct to say that Malawi has a Naval ensign since it is a landlocked country, but it does have a "Naval Unit" which operates on Lake Malawi (one of the largest lakes in Africa).
The flag of the Naval Unit is based on a naval ensign pattern and has a white field with a red cross (as in the British White Ensign) with a Malawi national flag in the canton. In the fourth quarter is a yellow anchor, above which is a red lion. Under the anchor are the words "Malawi Naval Unit" in black.
I have one of these flags and can take a photograph of it if you are interested.
Bruce Berry, 19 Jan 1998

Naval Unit Flag. ---/--S 3:5
White flag with thin red cross thoughout, the national flag in canton and an emblem in lower fly. The emblem consists of a cabled yellow anchor with rising sun and with red lion passant guardant above and inscription in black
"MALAWI ARMY NAVAL UNIT" around the anchor (following the shape).
Both gifs now the same as before, but with corrected sun in the national flag.
Zeljko Heimer, 27 May 2002

Malawi Naval Ensign

[Malawi Naval Ensign] by Zeljko Heimer, 12 Dec 2001, after image by Clay Moss, 11 Dec 2001

Here is the Malawi naval ensign illustration. It might make a good addition to the site.
Clay Moss, 11 Dec 2001

I lived in Malawi for a couple of years, and discovered that the army naval unit had an ensign for its patrol boats. It looks much like the naval ensign of Brunei with the skinny blue St. Georges cross illustrated in Whitney Smith's 1980 abbreviated book, except (obiviously) the Malawian flag serves as the canton. Also, there is a red rampant lion over a gold anchor defacing the lower fly quarter. The proportions are roughly 2 to 3. Has anyone seen this flag besides me? William Smith and Gourock in Harare now produce a Malawian naval flag using a red St. Georges cross. However, this flag has not yet been seen flying on Lake Malawi. If anyone else has seen the blue crossed ensign, please respond.
Clay Moss, 9 Apr 1997

A variation reported in use differs in some details.
Zeljko Heimer, 27 May 2002

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