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Regent's Standard 1936-? (Thailand)

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[Regent's Standard 1936-? (Thailand)] 1:1 image by Calvin Paige Herring and Eugene Ipavec

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Description

From the Singha Beer source:

The Regent's Flag
This is a square white flag. In the middle stands a coat of arms with a yellow stripe measuring one-tenth the width of the flag.

The coat of arms itself consists of the colours of the Trairanga, though the stripes are at an angle at the centre of the escutcheon. Above the coat of arms hovers a red garuda. The flag was only used to denote the presence of the Regent on official duty. It was first used in B.E.2479 [1936 AD].

This appears in Flaggenbuch 1939 as Regentschaftsrat or "Regency Council" and having a 1:1 ratio. The garuda is shown completely red, including talons etc.
Santiago Dotor, 5 November 1999

From the Album 2000:

Regent's Standard
White flag with a yellow-bordered shield with diagonally set national colours (gules a bend sinister azure fimbriated argent) and topped with the Royal Garuda. Footnote explains that it is not used presently.
Željko Heimer, 30 March 2003

The footnote (above) explains that it is not used presently. This may not be the case any more after the recent death of King Rama IX and the assumption by Prem Tinsulanonda of a regency expected to last up to a year. See http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37672088. It is worth keeping an eye on Thai and international press photos to see if the 1936 flag returns to use, or if the Thais use a different flag for the regent.
David Phillips, 16 October 2016