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Ensigns and other Naval Flags (Thailand)

Last modified: 2005-12-03 by eugene ipavec
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Admiralty Flag

[Admiralty Flag (Thailand)]
by Jaume Ollé

On a page on the Royal Thai Navy website there are pictures of ten flags. No English explanation is available, but judging from their URL and comparing with similar flags on FOTW-ws, we can make some reasonable guesses about their usage: Row 1: Pilot Jack, B.E.2434; Naval Ensign, B.E.2434; Naval Ensign, B.E.2440. Row 2: Naval Ensign, B.E. 2453; Naval Ensign, B.E. 2479 (current); National Flag, King Rama I. Row 3: National Flag, King Rama II; National Flag, King Rama IV; National Flag and Civil Ensign, King Rama IV (variant). Row 4: A very bad flying image of the current naval ensign.

All years are in Buddhist Era (Gregorian Calendar plus 543).

Miles Li, 15 Nov 2002

The Thai Navy website (or at least its English version) appears to be under construction. There is a page for Navy images links, with a link to Naval Semaphores (funny translation for ensigns!) intended to take you to a similar page to that pointed out by Miles -- though yet non-existant. A similar thing happens with the "Unit Emblem" link, which of course *does* work in the Thai version, showing plenty of organisational insignia, several of which probably appear on Thai navy flags.

Santiago Dotor, 14 Nov 2002

Aircraft Marking

Naval ensign on the fin of Naval aircraft, national flag on Air Force aircraft.

Željko Heimer, 30 Mar 2003

The Kongbin Tha Han Lur (naval air arm) use the same roundel but the naval ensign as fin flash. See photo.

Dov Gutterman, 26 Jun 2003