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Moldovan armed forces

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[Army] image by Jorge Hurtado

Department of Civil Defence

[Dept of Civil Defence] image by Victor Lomantsov

The flag of the Moldovan Department of Civil Defence and Extraordinary Situations.
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

Customs flags

Customs flag on land

[Customs] image by Jorge Hurtado

Customs ensign

[Customs ensign] 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


[Customs ensign] 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 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 and for examples.
Dov Gutterman, 20 June 2004

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