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[East African Railways and Harbours] image by Martin Grieve, 12 May 2003 See also:

East African Railways and Harbours ensign (1949-1961)

On 2 May 2003, David Prothero wrote of the Kenyan and Ugandan Railways and Harbours Authority:
The badge was used until February 1949 when the Administration was also made responsible for the railways and harbours in Tanganyika and its name changed to East African Railways and Harbours Administration. A new badge which combined the badges of Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika was adopted.

Badge detail - I used the Kenyan Red lion drawn on FOTW by Antonio Martins and the the Giraffe's head is from Flaggenbuch (1992 reprint) and the rest is from scratch.
Martin Grieve, 12 May 2003

Beautiful. Not only the badge itself, and the representation of it posted, but also I find it beautiful how many people from various parts of the world participate in the project.
Željko Heimer, 12 May 2003


East African Railways and Harbours badge

[East African Railways and Harbours badge] image by Martin Grieve, 12 May 2003

East African Railways and Harbours flag (1961-1977)

[East African Railways & Harbours flag] image by Martin Grieve, 13 May 2003

I enclose the Flag which superseded the Blue Ensign based on the information provided to me by Bruce Berry off-list:
"Since the latter half of 1961 the East African Railways and Harbours Administration has used a royal blue ensign, proportions two to one, with the inscription 'E.A.R. & H." within an outline panel in white. This superseded the British Blue Ensign defaced by a unique badge on a white disc in the fly  which was adopted in February 1949.  The badge comprised a royal blue circular ribbon, with narrow yellow edges bearing the words "East African Railways and Harbours", also in yellow.  The area within the ribbon was divided into three compartments containing  the badges of Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika.  Flanking this emblem was a landscape with palm-trees, and surmounting the whole the Royal Crown in proper colours".
Martin Grieve, 13 May 2003

The flag provided by Martin came into use in about 1962.
It had been hoped that Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika would become independent as the federal states of a proposed East African confederation. This was not achieved, but it was agreed that certain services should be operated on behalf of all three countries by the East African Common Services Organisation.  The flag was presumably used until 1977 when the Organisation was broken up and the constituent parts of East African Railways allocated to the respective national governments.
David Prothero, 15 May 2003



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