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The color of military units is made up of the Aquila, the banner (the canvas of the color), the rod and the accessories.Quoted from "The Colors" html, Romanian Ministry of Defense homepage.
The motto "Honor and Homeland" is inscribed on the observe on the prop and the full name of the military unit is inscribed on the reverse. The support is screwed on the truncated cone muff on top of the rod. The Aquila, the prop and the ornament are made of gilded copper plate. The banner is made of double-textured silk, it is rectangular in shape, 100 cm long and 66 cm wide, identically adorned on both sides.
On the banner the colours of the Romanian flag are strip-copied, beginning with blue next to the rod, then yellow and red. On the yellow strip in the centre, 18 cm from the banner basis Romania's coloured arms is applied. It is embroidered in gold and silver thread. It is 29 cm long and 21.5 cm wide.
On each of the four corners, 5 cm from the banner edges are two-branch wreaths embroidered in gild thread. They are 18 cm high and have the signs of the military force the unit belongs to inside.
On the three free sides, the banner is attached 5-7 cm long golden thread fringes and to the corners of the red strip there are 10-12 cm tassels made of golden thread.
The banner is attached to the rod by means of a stainless stick, 70 cm long. The brown wooden rod is 240 cm long and 3.5 cm in diameter. The metal stick is attached to the top of the rod with a truncated cone brass muff, 6 cm high, on which the Aquila is fixed. On the lower side, a 3.2 cm brass ring is incribed the full name of the military unit. The truncated cone muff and the ring are gilded.
The rod has a brass cylinder on its lower end for protection purpose. The cylinder is closed at its lower end and is 4 cm high and 3.4 cm in inner diameter.
In regards to the current Romanian Jack, neither Armand or I know of the date when it was taken into use. We can only speculate that it was fairly recent. His picture was taken in March of this year.
Calvin Paige Herring, 11 May 1998
Before 1996, a new Jack was adopted, light blue with the national flag in the canton (without) a shield) and vertical anchor in the lower fly. The anchor is light blue with black lines. The image shows in correction
27 of the French Naval Album.
Jaime Ollé, 5 May 1998
This information came from a booklet of the Romanian Navy itself. Since then, I saw a Romanian frigate in a port visit here; she had a different jack: plain tricolor with two white twingled anchors in the blue. I took a photo and this new jack will appear in the next correction to the album.
Armand Noel du Payrat, 5 May 1998
Corr. 27 to the French Navy Album was based on an official Romanian Naval document dated 19 November 1995.
Armand Noel du Payrat, 6 May 1998
The image was reproduced in FOTW format from GIFs at the Romanian Military website, but the details of the anchor is my problem. It shows a single blue foul anchor with black holding lines. Any change must have been quire recent.
Calvin Paige Herring, 5 May, 1998