Last modified: 2003-09-27 by phil nelson
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by António Martins
The flag of Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment of Varsinais-Suomi (old name is Turku Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion): The central emblem is the Coat of Arms of city of Turku: on blue a golden gothic letter 'A' with four silver fleurs-de-lis.
The corner emblems are gun shells with wings (emblem of anti-aircraft artillery).
Ossi Raivio, 17 April 2000
International Centre and Land Warfare School
The Finnish Defence Forces made some changes to its structure and therefore two new units were created: International Centre, which trains UN peacekeepers, and Land Warfare School, which is part of Finnish Military Academy.
Land Warfare School's flag has the Finnish lion in yellow and white on dark green background with a yellow rose in the upper hoist corner. It was designed by War Museum's heraldist Liisa Kontiainen.
International Centre's flag has the Finnish lion holding a sceptre in white on blue background. This flag was designed by heraldist and artist Harri Rantanen.
The President of the Republic presented the flags on November 27. The Chaplain General blessed the flags in the same ceremony.
Another photo of the Land Warfare School's flag: photo.
Ossi Raivio, 30 November 2001