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     [Korean People's Army Air Force (North Korea)]
image by Miles Li, 11 December 2011

     [Korean People's Army Air Force (North Korea)]
image by Miles Li, 11 December 2011

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This flag is all light blue, but with the same star symbol as on the KPAN and KPA flags in the same location, the same gold Hangul inscriptions along the top and bottom edges of the flag, and the same "4.25" in gold in roughly the same location as the other two flags.
Randy Young, 09 Feb 2005

Actually there are three sky blue and three dark blue stripes near the bottom of the flag, so that the dark blue at the bottom of the flag is as wide as the dark blue at the bottom of the national flag; the three sky blue and three dark blue stripes are as wide as the white stripes on the national flag.
Miles Li, 11 Feb 2005

Note the additional winged star emblem, as worn on Soviet and North Korean Air Force officer's peaked caps.
Miles Li, 25 September 2009

Note that the air force emblem should have no wreath, but should be topped by a winged star. The mottoes read: "The Unification and Independence of the Motherland" (top) and "For the Freedom and Liberation of the People" (bottom).
Miles Li, 11 Dec 2011

The unit names are written in Hangul on the reverse side. All the colours have yellow fringes, cords and tassels, and are borne on red flagpoles with brass spearhead finials.
Miles Li, 07 November 2012

Previously Reported Variant

[Korean People's Army Air Force (North Korea)]
image by Jaume Ollé, 22 Sep 2009

Light blue over blue, with three blue stripes charged with air force emblem towards hoist. Hangul inscription in yellow on blue stripes:

Revolutionary leaders headed by great comrade Kim Jong Il
Let's defend them to the death!

The date "4.25" in yellow in the upper hoist; Apr 25th is the memorial day of the foundation of a forerunner of the Korean People's Army, the People's Revolutionary Army (founded on Apr 25th 1932).
Reverse: national flag with yellow fringe and Workers Party of Korea emblem towards hoist instead of the red star. Same Hangul inscription as above 2 and without "4.25"
Source: video footage of 2003 North Korean military parade in Pyonygang
Nozomi Kariyasu, 22 Sep 2009


[Korea roundel]
image by Željko Heimer, 27 May 2001

White disk bordered blue-white-red containing a red five-pointed star.
Željko Heimer, 27 May 2001

The Roundels of the World published in Beijing in Apr 2001 by Defense Force Publishing shows the North Korean roundel having a red five-pointed star bordered red-white-dark blue but the circle is about two times wide as picture in Album 2000.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 31 Oct 2003