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Netherlands Coast Guard
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by Mark Sensen, 18 May 2002
Coast Guard flagThe Dutch coast guard was established on 26 February 1987 when an agreement was signed between several services of six ministries. (Some of these services are: navy, military police, police, customs).
The flag of the Coast Guard was adopted on 6 December 2001, and became effective when the decision was placed in the "Staatscourant" on 11 December 2001.
This flag has three stripes orange, white and blue in the proportions 54:10:13. The emblem of the Coast Guard is placed in the orange stripe near the hoist.
This emblem consists of a round shield with the lion and billets from the national arms. This shield is placed on a rosette of eight points, over two crossed foul anchors, the royal crown on top. Dimensions of the flag: 145 x 225 cm, which just doesn't make 2:3.
The flag is used both on ships and ashore.
The official document of adoption can be found (as Acrobat .pdf file of 57 kB) at this web-adress.
(If this link doesn't work go to http://www.overheid.nl/op/ and search for "onderscheidingsvlag".
BTW, note that the hoist is placed at the right in this document!
Mark Sensen, 18 May 2002