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California Military Organizations

Last modified: 2006-08-05 by rick wyatt
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The California Center for Military History maintains a web page that shows flags of following organizations:

Flag Description

The California Navy flag seems to be almost identical with the old US Naval Militia flag, which was used during the early part of the 20th Century. The Naval Militias were supposed to be the equivalent of the land Militias, which were the precursors of the National Guard in the United States. However, not every state, in fact not even every state with a seaboard, actually went to the trouble of establishing a Naval Militia. The organization and its flag fell into disuse after WWI, when the US Naval Reserve (originally the US Naval Reserve Force or USNRF, which had been established during the war) was regularized and made part of the US naval establishment. Joe can probably provide more accurate info on the Naval Militia and its flag. If California seems to have resurrected this organization, at least someone with a bit of knowledge of Vex history saw to it that they adopted a historically accurate flag.
Ron Lahav, 30 November 2005

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