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According to Pedersen’s Flaggor i färg, 1973
[ped73], the flag of the chilean
Minister of defence is blue with a large coat
of arms centered on the flag.
Marcus Wendel, 15 Sep 1999
Also according to the Album des Pavillons
William Crampton’s The Complete Guide to Flags
Randy Young, 30 Apr 1999, and Ivan Sache, 02 May 1999
website of the Chilean Ministry of Defence
the flag shows two shades of blue.
Dov Gutterman, 05 Aug 2002
This flag was not shown in Flaggenbuch
Ivan Sache, 09 Apr 2001
The Ministry of Defense is a modern flag and the
arms must be the modern ones
and not the 1905 or 1939 ones.
Jaume Ollé, 04 Oct 2002
Blue flag with a white fouled recumbent anchor.
The 1939 Flaggenbuch [neu39]
gives different drawing than
the 1926 Flaggenbuch [d9e26],
so maybe this one is not particularly faitfull, nevertheless.
Željko Heimer, 15 Dec 2005
showed a flag similar to this, as «Flagge des
Marineministers» (Flag of the Minister of Navy). The anchor is
different, being smaller and thinner, with a mirorred fouling.
Ivan Sache, 09 Apr 2001
It seems that the War and Marine Departments were often in the
charge of a single minister; I found a reference to the establishment
of the position of Minister of War and Marine in 1887. That would
presumably account for a flag bearing an anchor for the War Minister,
but the date would seem to have to be before March 1932.
Joe McMillan, 09 Oct 2002
By law no. 5.077 of 5 March 1932, the Departments of War and
Marine and the Sub-Secretariat of Aviation, a branch of the Ministry
of the Interior, were merged into a single department of state, which
was denominated Ministry of National Defense. This ministry thus
continued to be composed of the sub-secretariats of the
It is in the charge of a secretary of state denominated
Minister of National Defense, who is the representative of the
President of the Republic and the immediate chief of the institutions
that comprise the armed forces and the forces of order.
Joe McMillan, 09 Oct 2002 (quoting from FundacionPobreza.CL)
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