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Military Authorities Afloat

Flags used during reign of Elizabeth II, 1952-

[Flag during present reign 1953-1999] by Martin Grieve

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[Flag during present reign 1953-1999: badge detail] by Martin Grieve

This flag is from BR20 Vol II, Commonwealth of Australia page 18 original, as "Flag, Marine, General Officers".
David Prothero, 22 September 2004

[Flag since 1999] by Martin Grieve

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[Flag since 1999: badge detail] by Martin Grieve


Flag during reign of George VI, 1936-1952

[Flag during reign of George VI, 1936-1952] by Martin Grieve

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[Flag during reign of George VI, 1936-1952: badge detail] by Martin Grieve

In 1869 when defaced Union Jacks were introduced for Diplomats and Colonial Governors, a flag of similar style was specified for Military Authorities when embarked in boats and other vessels. "The Union Jack to be displayed by the Military Branch of Your Majesty's Service on such occasions shall bear in the centre thereof, as a distinguishing mark, the Royal Initials surrounded by a Garland on a Blue Shield, and surmounted by the Crown."
Order in Council 7th August 1869.

The precise lowest rank entitled to this flag was not specified, other than General Officer Commanding, which I understand would normally be no lower rank than general (referring to a general, lieutenant general or major general). The initials changed at the beginning of the reign of each monarch. The flags used 1869-1901 Queen Victoria, 1901-1910 King Edward VII, and 1910-1936 King George V are not illustrated.
David Prothero, 22 September 2004


 Flag during the reign of King George V. 1910-1936

[Flag during reign of George V, 1910-1936] by Martin Grieve

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[Badge during the reign of King George V. 1910-1936] by Martin Grieve


Flag during the reign of King Edward VII. 1901-1910

[Flag during reign of Edward VII, 1901-1910] by Martin Grieve

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[Badge during reign of Edward VII, 1901-1910] by Martin Grieve


Flag during the reign of Queen Victoria. 1869-1901

[Flag during reign of Victoria, 1869-1901] by Martin Grieve

The proportions of this flag, used during the reign of Queen Victoria, may not be correct. The image is based on an entry in the Colonial Office Record Book, CO 325/54, in which it had been mistakenly entered as the flag of the Governor of Queensland. Theoretically, even if it had been the governor's flag, it should not have been square, which suggests that it was copied as it was, and not altered from 1:2 to 1:1.
David Prothero, 30 November 2004

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