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image by Jorge Hurtado
image by Victor Lomantsov
The flag of the Moldovan Department of Civil Defence and Extraordinary
Blue field with national flag in canton and an emblem of the department. The motto "PROTECTIE, SALVARE, AJUTORARE" in gold letters is placed below the emblem. On the reverse side of the flag is the inscription "DEPARTAMENTUL PROTECTIE CIVILA SI SITUATII EXCEPTIONALE AL REPUBLICII MOLDOVA" instead of motto is below the emblem.
Victor Lomantsov, 23 December 2001
image by Jorge Hurtado
image by Željko Heimer
Album des Pavillons (2000) shows a flag captioned Customs Ensign. Differences are that it is swallow tailed 1:2,
indentation 90 degrees, a lighter blue field (approxim. Pantone 299c), with 14 visible embattlements and 14 gaps, and the
indentations touches the white stripe just where the 15th brick would come.
Might it be that the swallow tailed version is to be used at sea, while the rectangular for hoisting on land?
Željko Heimer, 24 January 2001
Rectangular flag is for hoisting in ports and customs check points, and dependencies of the customs service.
Swallow tailed 1:2 flag is for ships of the customs agencies.
Jaume Ollé, 24 January 2001
image by Željko Heimer, based on description by Alexandru Stratulat
Cochrane & Elliott (1998) reported a white roundel with eight-pointed red star (two squares)
bordered yellow and blue. It also mentions that "segmented roundel in red,
yellow and blue" was reported but unconfirmed.
Željko Heimer, 20 June 2002
Upon independence, Moldova "inherited" quite a lot of military planes
including Mig-29's. However in an article on war in the air
entitled "War in Moldova, 1992" at
http://www.acig.org/artman/publish/article_281.shtml it is noted that the
maintenance of a large number of planes was too much the country and all combat planes were out of service (or sold to the highest bidder)
in 1995. This was also the end for the use of this roundel. The Moldovan Air
Force operates today only a small number of cargo planes which fly with civil
registration and the national flag swept back as a fin flash. See
http://www.acig.org/artman/uploads/mo05.jpg for examples.
Dov Gutterman, 20 June 2004