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I have come across the Czech river regulations which on the whole resemble
the German ones.
At least one drawing (see above) is special - it shows the river police pennant we know from the Austrian, Croatian, and Hungarian pages on FOTW-ws: white, bearing a blue (emptied) lozenge.
Source: this webpage. "4.3.3 Doplňková signalizace plavidla Státní plavební správy (čl. 3.45)
Obyčejné blikavé modré světlo viditelné ze všech stran, plamenec bílé barvy, v jehož středu je modrý kosočtverec a modrý kosočtverec na boku plavidla"
Help in translating needed - Google's effort - better than mine, of course - is somewhat rough.
No photo found as yet. Would the emblem really be light blue?
Jan Mertens, 18 Jan 2009
Potztausend! I knew it should be there, but for the time being I was
able to locate the regulations regarding the "Danubian river police pennant"
only for Austria, Hungary and Croatia (and former Yugoslavia)... this fills
up the gaps.
Although I can generally understand what it says, I would prefer that someone properly speaking Czech would do the translation. As far as I understand, the emblem is simply described as blue and there may not be any further definition.
The relevant text is also in the article "Čl.3.45" where the pennant is also described.
As far as I was able to figure it out, there are no dimensions of this pennant mentioned anywhere. A similar red pennant (designating priority navigation grant, analogous to what I reported for Croatian regulations recently) s prescribed to be minimally 1 m long, although the width of the pennant next to the hoist s not expressly prescribed!
(Unless I missed something) Possibly the white pennant may have been intended similar (the drawing should not be taken to show the pennant in its proper dimensions, as it is schematic only, as far as I understand.)
Željko Heimer, 18 Jan 2009
"Normal blue beacon with light visible from all sides, pennant of white
color, in its center a blue rhombus and a blue rhombus on the side of the
I'm not sure but I think the "light" refers to the output of the beacon, and is not meant to modify the color; notice it does not appear before the word "blue" in the descriptions of the nonluminescent markings. But my only experience here is a month spent in Slovakia in 1989.
Eugene Ipavec, 19 Jan 2009
Unles the English word "beacon" instrnsically mean "flashing", I believe
that the text say "...flashing blue light..."
I would agree with your assesment that there is no hint of "light blue" intended in the text. Cfr. the illustration 4.10 showing the Alpha ICS flag in day and night with different shades of blue...
While at it, here is the text of article 3.45 (my translation):
Additional signals for vessels of the state organ responsible for supervision of inland navigation and vessels of fire protection
The vessels of the state organs responsible for supervision of inland navigation, in addition to other signals prescribed with this Regulations, may signalize during the day or in the night with a normal flashing blue light visible from all sides. This also is prescribed for the vessels of the fire protection, (while they are providing service.)?
In addition to that, the vessels of the state organs responsible for supervision of inland navigation should have on each sides on the front part marked with a symbol consisting of a white rhombus bordered with blue and with a pennant of white colour in the middle of which is set the same symbol.
Željko Heimer, 19 Jan 2009
Flag of the Czech Hussita Church (??) in the St. Nicolaus Church, Prague,
7 July 2001
István Molnár, 13 Jul 2001
Official name is „Ceskoslovenska církev husitská" = Czechoslovak Hussite
Church, see this page.
Q1, 16 Apr 2004
"You will find the Wallachian Kingdom in the old good Europe, in the Czech Republic, in the region of east Moravia. Just climb the memorable mountain Radhošt and you will see it all. On the east side, the kingdom borders with Slovakia. Just take a walk on the ridge of Javorníky and White Carpathian Mountains, this is the border. On the north, the kingdom neighbours with Lachia and their towns of Frýdek-Místek, Nový Jičín and Příbor. Westwards the mountains gradually recede, and behind the town of Hostýn they meet a rich neighbour - region of Haná. On the south, nearby the towns Zlín, Vizovice and villages surrounding Slavičín, are the neighbours of Wallachians - Moravian Slovaks and Luhačovické Zálesí. That's the way it is!"
This is a tourist's item, of course, but widely used on Czech (and even
Jarig Bakker, 19 Jun 2002
The Valachian Kingdom is a joke by a clown, theatre and movie actor
Bolek Polivka and his friends.
Vladimir Henzlik, 3 Dec 2002
Maybe so - but if a guy is travelling all the way from Czechia to Scott
Base (New Zealand base in Antarctica) in order to unfold that flag at 77o
South it's not a bad one - see this
Jarig Bakker, 3 Dec 2002
One particular site dragged my attention, for its vexillological significance.
It was a czech resort of exotic tourism for Dominas and their male slaves,
significantly called "Other World Kingdom". In it's pages one could see
the organization's COA and a quite distinct flag -- the latter in photographs
showing indoor and outdoor scenes.
The coa is per bend purple and azure, a pair of handcuffs and a whip, the mantling azure, royal crown or, closed with four stemms and burning inside; motto "WOMEN OVER MAN" in sable fraktur capitals on a scroll or of three foldings.
The flag is 2:3 per saltire blue and red, an ogival eschuteon over all, white lined black with large thin Venus symbol in black.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 16 Oct 1998
Generally, these organizations and flags do not exist at present.
Jan Zrzavy, 17 Oct 1998.
Revolucni Odborove Hnuti = Revolutionary Trade Union Movement (during
communist era would-be "trade unions").
Vladimír Fuksa, 28 Oct 2003
„Revolucni odborove hnuti" (ROH) - Revolutionary Union Trade
Movement ... it was single allowed trade union organization in Czechoslavakia.
„Socialistický svaz mládeže" (SSM) - Socialist Youth Union or Socialist Union of Young People ... it was single allowed young people organization in Czechoslavakia.
„Československý svaz t?lesné výchovy" (CSTV) - Czechoslovak Union of Physical Training ... it was single state organization for all sports.
„Svaz pro spolupraci s armadou" (Svazarm) - Union for Cooperation with Army .. it was single state organization governing military training and similar sports.
„horni" = upper, top
„pruh" = strip
se zlutym hornim pruhem = with yellow upper strip
s bilym hornim pruhem = with white upper strip
Q1, 16 Apr 2004