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Belgium: Naval flags, 1936 (Part 2)

Last modified: 2005-07-23 by ivan sache
Keywords: director general of the navy | anchor (black) | anchors: 2 (black) | crown (black) | star (yellow) | star (red) | star (black) | scheldt | senior officer |
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Official prescription

A royal decree dated 28 October 1936, modified on 12 May 1938, approved the regulation Règlement relatif aux Pavillons, Honneurs et visites en usage dans la Marine Belge (Regulation prescribing Ensigns, Honours and Visits in use in the Belgian Navy).

The text prescribes ensigns, salutes and other courtesy items, including two new ensigns for State and private ships, whereas the merchant ensign is not changed. House flags have to be allowed. A yacht ensign was also adopted.


  • L. Nyssen Einige Flaggen der belgischen Marine von 1815 bis heute (Some flags of the Belgian Navy from 1815 until now). Flaggenkurier [dfk] (1995). Paper also available online.
  • M. Lupant Flags and Coats of Arms of the Kingdom of Belgium [lup98]

Ivan Sache & Jan Mertens, 12 May 2004

Director General of the Navy

[Director General of the Navy]by Željko Heimer

The flag of the Directeur Général de la Marine during the 1936-1940 period was the current jack with a crowned anchor in the yellow stripe.

Marcus Wendel, 5 September 1999

Source: Flaggenbuch [neu92]

Territorial Commnder of the Navy

[Territorial Commander of the Navy]by Željko Heimer

As above but triangular, with proportion 4:5.

Source: Flaggenbuch [neu92]

Belgian Permanent Commissioners for the river Scheldt

[Commissioners for the Scheldt]by Željko Heimer

A triangular white flag, with proportion 3:4. Two unfouled black anchors crossed in saltire are placed near the hoist of the flag. In the upper quarter of the saltire is a crown, in the left one a golden C, in the right one a golden P, and in the lower one a B. CPB stand for Commissaires Permanents Belges (French)

[Commissioners for the Scheldt]by Željko Heimer

The caption says the letters BCP (Belgische Permanente Commissarissen, Dutch) could be used alternatively.

Source: Flaggenbuch [neu92]

Ivan Sache, 3 March 2001

Commander of a first-order division of vessels

[Commander of a division]by Ivan Sache

Belgian tricolor flag, with proportion 2:3, swallow-tailed, with a yellow star in canton.

Source: Flaggenbuch [neu92]

Senior Officer with command

[Senior Officer]by Ivan Sache

Yellow triangular flag, with proportion 3:4, with a black star in canton.

Source: Flaggenbuch [neu92]

Officer with temporary command

[Officer with temporary command]by Ivan Sache

Black triangular flag, with proportion 3:4, with a red star in canton.

Source: Flaggenbuch [neu92]

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