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by Zeljko Heimer 1 May 2000
Horizontally divided white-blue-yellow. Proportion 1:2.
Quoting The Flag Bulletin [tfb] #172, p. 244:
'Slovenia: There has been considerable discussion within Slovenia
about various national symbols since the country became independent
in 1991. Recently, a jack for naval vessels was established by Decree
2215 signed by Minister of Defense Jelko Kacin. The design (Fig. 6)
consists of three equal horizontal stripes from top to bottom of
white, blue, and yellow. The flag, which has proportions of 1:2, was
based on the colors found in the national coat of arms. A similar
flag with the coat of arms in the center overlapping the three
stripes has been proposed as a civil ensign, but so far no action has
Figure 6 on p. 245 is labeled New Jack of Slovenia and shows a 1:2 flag with three equal stripes from top to bottom labeled "W, B+, Y+".
David Martucci, 7 April 1997
The decree is entitled Pravilnik o spremembah ih dopolntvih
pravilnika o registraciji in oznacevanju vozil, zrakoplov in vodnih
plovil Ministarstva za obrambo (Regulations on changes and
additions of regulations of registration and signalization of
vehicles, air- and water-vessels of the Ministry of Defense), #2215,
Uradni List (Official Gazette) 34/1996, 29 June1996.
Here is my translation of the articles.
'In the Regulations of registration and signalization of vehicles, air- and water-vessels of the Ministry of Defence (Uradni List, 67/1995) in the article 45 paragraphs three and four are changed so they are now:
*I believe that this is supposed to mean dipping, however I don't think there is a special term in Slovenia for this, so I translated it as saluting.
Zeljko Heimer, 17 April 1997, text of the decree forwarded by Tomaz Pisanski, from Slovenian Genealogy and Heraldry Society
Slovenia never before used white-blue-yellow flag in any
order or combination. There are not even proposals for such flag,
though there are many proposals known.
There is an old tradition restored of yellow over blue flag based on the Celiea (Celje) arms - blue with three golden stars.
Since the Celje stars are an integral part of the Slovenian arms there is a connection. In my humble opinion, the red stripe of the national flag was changed to yellow to prevent the confusion with Russian and Slovakian flags. As far as I understand this, a naval vessel of Slovenia would have the Slovenian flag as ensign at the back and this jack on bow. This would clearly distingush it from any other.
Zeljko Heimer, 19 April 1997
by Zeljko Heimer
Flag prescribed by Article 42 of the Regulations of registration and signalization of vehicles, air- and water-vessels of the Ministry of Defence.