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by Santiago Tazon, 23 May 2001
The Nigerian Defence Forces flag has three horizontal stripes with the same width: red, marine blue and cyan. It is used in a plain version, and also with two concentric circles in the centre containing the NDF badge.
Flag with the badge:
There are two concentric circles covering the three stripes. The central circle is the big one with the badge of the NDF:
This looks like a tri-service flag, with colors standing for (top to bottom)
Army, Navy and Air Force.
António Martins, 27 May 2001
The Army Headquarters use a flag with three vertical stripes: red, black and
red (all with the same width).
In the central black stripe there is a yellow eagle with unfolded wings over
a six points yellow star (with a shadow 3D effect, as points of NATO star)
and over any kind of a small yellow bars/wings symbol.
You can spot it flying at National Army Headquarters at Victoria Island in
Santiago Tazon, 23 May 2001
I saw an unidentified flag flying in Lagos.
It had a cyan field with national flag (Nigeria) in the canton and a kind of yellow
eagle in the center.
Santiago Tazon, 28 May 2001
A wild guess, but this sounds like an air force flag build
on the British model.
Jostein Nygård, 28 May 2001
I'd agree with Jostein's guess, however, it is still a guess.
Is there any more precise description of the eagle? Does it look
anything like the eagle in the crest of the national coat of arms?
Zeljko Heimer, 28 May 2001
I can not describe better the eagle. I only can say that
it is a big one, using a big space of the flag.
I saw this flag twice, but both I was inside of a car, and Lagos is not the best place to stop the car, get out and take photos. I can not say either if the building was a military one or not. But sure it was in Victoria Island /Ikoyi areas. These areas have plenty of flags. The main governmental delegations, the federal states representations, foreign embassies/consulates, the bigger hotels and any military offices are in these areas of Lagos.
Santiago Tazon, 29 May 2001
NAF uses a square national flag as fin flash
Dov Gutterman, 11 Oct 1999