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Belgium: Naval flags, 1936 (Part 2)

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A decree from 1936 established ensigns, honours etc. to be allocated to the Navy. The text prescribed ensigns, salutes and other courtesy items, but nothing was said about the vessels themselves. The text prescribed two new ensigns for State and private ships, whereas the merchant ensign was not changed. The houseflags had to be allowed. A yacht ensign was also adopted.

Source: L. Nyssen Einige Flaggen der belgischen Marine von 1815 bis heute (Some flags of the Belgian Navy from 1815 until now). Flaggenkurier [dfk] (1995). Paper also available online.

Ivan Sache, 8 April 2001

Director General of the Navy

[Director General of the Navy]by Zeljko Heimer

The flag of the Directeur Général de la Marine during the 1936-1940 period was the current jack with a crowned anchor in the yellow stripe.

Marcus Wendel, 5 September 1999

Source: Flaggenbuch [neu92]

Territorial Commnder of the Navy

[Territorial Commander of the Navy]by Zeljko Heimer

As above but triangular, with proportion 4:5.

Source: Flaggenbuch [neu92]

Belgian Permanent Commissioners for the river Scheldt

[Commissioners for the Scheldt]by Zeljko Heimer

A triangular white flag, with proportion 3:4. Two unfouled black anchors crossed in saltire are placed near the hoist of the flag. In the upper quarter of the saltire is a crown, in the left one a golden C, in the right one a golden P, and in the lower one a B. CPB stand for Commissaires Permanents Belges (French)

[Commissioners for the Scheldt]by Zeljko Heimer

The caption says the letters BCP (Belgische Permanente Commissarissen, Dutch) could be used alternatively.

Source: Flaggenbuch [neu92]

Ivan Sache, 3 March 2001

Commander of a first-order division of vessels

[Commander of a division]by Ivan Sache

Belgian tricolor flag, with proportion 2:3, swallow-tailed, with a yellow star in canton.

Source: Flaggenbuch [neu92]

Senior Officer with command

[Senior Officer]by Ivan Sache

Yellow triangular flag, with proportion 3:4, with a black star in canton.

Source: Flaggenbuch [neu92]

Officer with temporary command

[Officer with temporary command]by Ivan Sache

Black triangular flag, with proportion 3:4, with a red star in canton.

Source: Flaggenbuch [neu92]

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