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Jack (Malta)

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[Jack (Malta)] 1:1 image by Željko Heimer, George Cross by António Martins

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From the Maltese Government Official Website:

Maltese military vessels may fly a jack which shall be a square flag, consisting of a George Cross proper fimbriated in red in the centre of a white square, within a red square. Each corner of the red square shall contain a white Maltese Cross.

Strickland 1992 [str92] shows the George Cross in the jack with the inscription (For Gallantry) and the figure of St. George at the center, and that indeed is what I think I saw [in November 2000].
Norman Martin
, 28 November 2000

Strangely enough, the above mentioned Maltese Government Official Website does show what appear to be the said inscription and figure on the George Cross appearing on the national flag but not on those appearing either on the jack or on the air force fin flash, even though these images are larger and would allow for more detail.
Santiago Dotor
, 28 November 2000

On the Malta Department of Information booklet Struzzjonijiet Dwar L-uzu ta'bnadar ("Instructions on the Use of Flags") dated 1992, both the jack and the aircraft markings have that 'For Gallantry' inscription.
Armand Noel du Payrat
, 28 November 2000

No specifications are available for the jack, but it looks like the central panel is half as wide as the flag.
Santiago Dotor
, 3 June 2002