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Unidentified flags from Myanmar

Last modified: 2023-06-10 by zachary harden
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Flags seen in a military parade (identified)

[unidentified flags] image located by David Phillips, 28 March 2013

TThe photo in the linked article shows two unfamiliar flags in the foreground as well as a third one indistinctly shown on the tanks in the distance. The foreground flags are unfamiliar to me and not on the FOTW Myanmar army page. These flags were clearly in official military use as of March 2013.
David Phillips, 28 March 2013

The blue flag may easily be an (or the) air force flag, in which case the defaced tricolour may be the army flag or some such... In any case, and in the view of this flag, it seems that the new national flag has more meaning in the shapes then colours, so such colour variations may make sense retaining the national symbolism. Such practice would be distinct to the "western" concept of what constitutes a (national) flag and may be a beginning of new development. But, maybe I am jumping too much ahead from a single unexplained photo.

But, cf. the photo with other variations of the same theme...
Željko Heimer, 29 March 2013

About the three horizontal stripes flag with star, this is know: it is the Tanmataw (i.e. Armed Forces) flag. The other, I have a photo where this flag is hoisted at side of and historical flag but its use is unknown to me.
Jaume Ollé, 30 March 2013

I was sent an email from a Burmese user of the site Madd Man; he told me the flag above the General is that of the University Training Corps (တက္ကသိုလ်လေ့ကျင့်ရေးတပ်). A close up of the flag can be seen here.
Zachary Harden, 14 February 2022

Flag on river boat (identified)

[unidentified flags] image by Jaume Olle, 26 January 2016

Flag has been identified as Inland Water Transport (Myanmar)