Last modified: 2001-09-08 by santiago dotor
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by Jaume Ollé
The blue border matches the original source's background and is not part of the flag
from the Singha Beer source
From the Singha Beer source:
The Royal Yacht's Flag (B.E.2440) [1897 AD]Note that it is almost identical to the Naval Ensign 1891 in FOTW, rather than to the above royal yachts ensign.
This is a red flag with a white elephant - in full caparison - standing on a dias [sic, probably "dais"] facing the flagpole. In accordance with a Royal Command issued by King Rama I, the flag was originally designed in the form of a red flag with a white "chakkra" in the middle denoting the Royal Yacht. Later on, in B.E.2440 [1897 AD], the design was changed by the Royal command of King Rama V to emerge as the version seen here. This version has been in use until B.E.2460 [1917 AD].
Santiago Dotor, 12 November 1999