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Nigerian Defence Forces

Last modified: 2005-09-02 by phil nelson
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[Nigerian Defence Forces] image by Santiago Tazon, 23 May 2001

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Defence Forces Flag

The Nigerian Defence Forces flag has three horizontal stripes with the same width: red, marine blue and cyan. It is used in a plain version, and also with two concentric circles in the centre containing the Nigerian Defence Force badge.

Flag with the badge:

There are two concentric circles covering the three stripes. The central circle is the big one with the badge of the Nigerian Defence Force:

  • A centred Cyan eagle with unfolded wings
  • And marking the center two black crossed swords
  • One blue anchor on the bottom.
  • One small red winged symbol on the top

Bordering the central circle, there is another concentric circle, formed by small white circles with a green background (National flag colours).

You can spot the plain Nigerian Defence Force flag in any military barracks, all across the country, and they all have their proper walls painted in stripes with the same three colours.

The flag with the badge is less common, but you can always spot it flying at the "Ship House" in Abuja, (it¹s the Ministry Of Defence).
Santiago Tazon, 23 May 2001

This looks like a tri-service flag, with colors standing for (top to bottom) Army, Navy and Air Force.
António Martins, 27 May 2001

Army Headquarters Flag

[Army Headquarters flag] image by Santiago Tazón

The Army Headquarters use a flag with three vertical stripes: red, black and red (all with the same width). In the central black stripe there is a yellow eagle with unfolded wings over a six points yellow star (with a shadow 3D effect, as points of NATO star) and over any kind of a small yellow bars/wings symbol. You can spot it flying at National Army Headquarters at Victoria Island in Lagos.

Santiago Tazon, 23 May 2001

Army Chief of Staff

[Nigeria - Chief of Staff of the Army] image by Victor Lomantsov

A green square flag with national coat of arms and three red six-pointed stars Source: article of Emil Dreyer in Gaceta de banderas No. 6 "Un funcionario de la embajada de Nigeria en Berna nos proporciona los datos del guion de dicho militar de alto rango: cuadrado, verde, el escudo de armas nacional, con todos sus esmaltes, y tres estrellas rojas de seis puntas, dos a los lados y una arriba"
Victor Lomantsov, 10 March 2002