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Cultural and Sporting Associations' flags in Sweden

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Stockholm Police Music Corps (Stockholmspolisens Musikkår, SPMK)

[Flag of the Stockholm Police Music Corps] by Jarig Bakker, 8 May 2001


Here is the tableflag of the Stockholm Police Music Corps – I like it!

[An acctual flag, also seen in the police movies about inspector Martin Beck, based on novels by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö]

Jarig Bakker, 8 May 2001


One might find it strange, that the symbol on the flag has a mural crown. The emblem is resembling the symbols of heraldry in that it has a shield. In heraldry, the mural crown is the sign of rank for a town or city.

Today, all Swedish policemen are employed by the state. During the first half of the 20th Century, however, most towns and cities in Sweden had municipal police forces. This emblem is probably dating back to that time, which also seems probable judging from the style of the emblem. In the end of the 19th Century and the beginning of the 20th Century, the mural crown was a popular attribute in symbols for associations which had some connection to a town or city, in spite of the fact that this crown should only be used by the municipal authorities of the town.

Elias Granqvist, 9 May 2001



Hammarby Football Club

[Flag of the Hammarby Football Club] by Ivan Sarajcic I attended qualification match between FK Partizan (Belgrade, YU) and Hammarby (Sweden). Along with the UEFA flag, official club flags were hoisted.

Hammarby IF - 7 white green stripes.

Ivan Sarajcic, 9 August 2002