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The flags of the SANDF are as described above but with the following
Medical Corps - background colour is maroon/burgundy not red. All these flags are based on the designs used by the former SADF, with the naval ensign being modified slightly as indicated above.
A history of the Flags of the Union Defence Forces and of the South African Defence Force 1912 - 1993 is available as SAVA JOURNAL 2/93. If anyone is interested in this, please contact me off-list.
Bruce Berry, 26 Nov 1996
"The Medical Services were constitued as a separate service on 1 July
1979. As with all other services, the Medical Service was given a flag
to represent it. This flag was approved on 11 January 1979 and had slight
revisions to its color codes on 5 March 1981.
The first Medical Services Flag consisted of a ruby field with a fimbriated national flag in the canton. The badge of the medical services was placed in the lower fly quarter. This badge consists of a gold outline plan of the Castle of Good Hope, a field of ruby red, and a gold snake coiled around a gold staff.
The second and current Medical Services Flag merely substituted the new South African flag in the canton. Approved on 3 August 1994, it was taken into use 11 November 1994.
Sources: SAVA Journal 2/93, "Flags of the Union Defence Forces and of the South African Defence Force, 1912-1993;" SAVA Newsletter, 11/94."
Paige Herring, 10 Mar 1998