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Tonga Customs flag

Last modified: 2006-06-09 by ian macdonald
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[Customs Flag (Tonga)] 2:3? image by Željko Heimer, 4 April 2003

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Description of the Flag

Upper half of the flag is blue (with the same canton as the state flag) and the lower half is white with letters "H.M.C." (His Majesty's Customs) in black. Proportions 42:72. The same design (with different writing) is used by other departments and institutions. Source: Pedersen 1973 [ped73].
Marcus Wendel
, 15 September 1999

Blue flag with white stripe along the bottom containing black letters HMC, and in a white canton a red cross as in the national flag. Ratio 2:3. In no source it is clear whether this is a flag hoisted somewhere else on the vessel, or if it is an ensign. Apparently, the flag was abandoned some time after World War Two. Source for the image: Flaggenbuch (1939). It also appears in National Geographic (1917) so it was used at least since 1910's to 1940's, though probably also earlier and later.
Željko Heimer
, 4 April 2003

Pedersen 1971 shows this flag as 42:72 (i.e., 7:12)
James Dignan, 15 February 2004