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Below is a series of images of flags that have been provided to FOTW; some we have recognized, and some we have been unable to recognize. If you can help us identify any of these flags, please let us know! Contact the: UFE Editor.

Identification Key:

= Positive ID (Positive Identification)
= Tentative ID (Tentative Identification)
= Some Speculation

Unidentified Flags on this Page:

  1. Unidentified A3 Swallow-Tail
  2. Victorian Era Maritime Signal Flags I.D.
  3. Brexit/Remain flag?
  4. Possible Catalan Anarchist flag
  5. Possible Mardi Gras Flag
  6. Possible ADAC Yacht Club pennant
  7. Two Unknown Sailing Clubs (DE?)  
  8. Another Unknown Sailing Club (UFE/DE)
  9. Unidentified Whaling flag
  10. Unidentified Portuguese Army Unit
  11. Mystery Design in Dorset Warehouse?
  12. Unidentified CSL Flag
  13. Oxford Boat Club Flag?
  14. South Sudan UFE
  15. Unknown Turkmenistan State Flag
  16. Unknown Summer Olympics Flag (Stockholm 1912)
  17. Danish UFE in Hillerød
  18. German UFE near Tinkerup Beach
  19. Unknown Stained Panzer Streamer

Unidentified Flags on Page 2:

  1. UFE: Syrian Democratic Army?
  2. Albanian Flag from Hoxha's Bunker?
  3. Unidentified - Likely Hamburg Related
  4. UFE in Rabat, Malta
  5. Unidentified Swallow-Tail
  6. Help in Identifying a Saltire Flag
  7. Unknown flag in Bramley, England
  8. Unidentified flag found at Auction
  9. Unknown Shipping Company flag on napkin ring
  10. UFE Yachting Pennant
  11. Possible Early California Flag Symbol
  12. Unidentified Flag from The Netherlands
  13. UFE in Oxford
  14. Unknown Flag on US Sailing Ship
  15. Iranian Navy Flag
  16. Unidentified flag found in San Francisco
  17. Unidentified Danish Shipping Company Flag
  18. UFE at Lighthouse Antiques
  19. Unknown Shipping House Flag
  20. Unknown Shipping Company Flag, Maybe Norwegian
  21. Unknown Iraq PMF
  22. Iranian Armed Force Flag

Unidentified Flags on Page 3:

  1. Mystery Sudanese Design
  2. Unidentified Burgee
  3. Flag, Iraq, unknown militia
  4. Yellow Puerto Rican flag
  5. Three Unidentified Iraq Shia/Shiite-Muslim flags
  6. UFE #1 from Wales 2014
  7. UFE #2 from Wales 2014
  8. UFE #3 from Wales 2014
  9. English UFE from Wales 2014
  10. UFE at the Cathedral of Bangor, Wales 2014
  11. Unknown Iraqi Militia Flag
  12. Old Syrian flag in Turkey
  13. Flag, Iran, Basij Militia, Unknown Use
  14. Mystery Flag #1
  15. Mystery Flag #2
  16. Another UFE in Church
  17. Iraq Militia Unit Green Flag
  18. IRGC militia flag in Syria
  19. Unknown British Military Colours of a Welsh Unit
  20. Unidentified Portuguese Map Flags
  21. Mystery me
  22. Flag in Trumbull's "Capture of the Hessians at Trenton"

Unidentified Flags on other pages:

19-1. Unidentified A3 swallow-tail Positive ID

Image from Robert Egbert, 2 January 2018

What can you tell me about this one? It measures 3' x 5' is nicely stitched, brass grommets, stiff sailcloth and no markings whatsoever. Have you seen this design before? Seems to be made of a very tightly woven sailcloth, all screened, two brass grommets. That's it, any ideas?
Robert Egbert, 2 January 2018

This is not a flag I have seen - the closest I can come is the American West African Line, but I suspect the A^3 refers to A-cubed, meaning an A-A-A club, likely a local sailing club. Any insights?
Rob Raeside, 2 January 2019

Solved! I called an old international sailor friend of mine and he knew this flag and the boat it came from. It is A3, the Americas Cup defender and winner in the 1992 series. She was referred to as America Cubed and was owned by one of the Koch brothers, you know who they are. She also tried to sail in the 95 cup being crewed by all women but lost in the finals to Dennis Connor.
Robert Egbert, 3 January 2019

19-2. Victorian Era Maritime Signal Flags I.D. Some Speculation

Image from Brad Emalfarb, 5 January 2019

I recently pulled these out of a British archive I picked up the majority was 1880's era. I would love any help you may be able to give me regarding age and or signals etc...
Brad Emalfarb, 5 January 2019

These flags are the symbols for 0 - O - E - I - 7 using the International Code of Signals, but I don't know their significance as a string of flags.
Rob Raeside, 5 January 2019

These flags now have these meanings, but several have gotten those meanings in the 20th century, during the Interbellum; 1932, I think.
If the majority of the archive is very large - like everything but the flags - then the flags are unlikely to have had those relatively modern meanings. On the Other Hand, the flags that weren't in use earlier may well allow setting a time range for ICS flags.
Also, if this is indeed an original string of flags, it might be possible to determine the meaning. Considering the state of the flags and the fact they weren't spilt up after use. it would be tempting to think that this was an often-used signal, which suggests a ship's registration number. Do we know how to look that up?
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 6 January 2019

It sounds as if the ship in question might have been "making her number" with the flags kept as a souvenir?
Christopher Southworth, 6 January 2019

Some while back I helped to at least partially identify some maritime signal flags from a Victorian era painting (UFE14-12). I expect that the same research resources cited back then may also assist Mr. Emalfarb in identifying this string of signal flags.
Bill Connelly, 22 January 2019

19-3. Brexit/Remain flag? Positive ID

These flags have been identified and moved to a permanent location on the Brexit/Remain flag page.

19-4. Possible Catalan Anarchist flag Positive ID

Image from Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 January 2019

Unknown black Flag, divided by a white saltire, in hoist quarter a white 5-point star. It is flown during Catalan rallies for independence from Spain. I saw this flag several times in German news (Tagesschau). It might be a Catalan Anarchist flag due to its black colour.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 January 2019

The flag, of modern creation (2014), is called the Tricentennial flag. Here the black color is not related to anarchism but to historical Catalan flags.
In July 2014, the Museum of History of Catalonia, Barcelona, presented the Tricentennial flag, a black flag charged at hoist with a white star and in the center with a white saltire.
The flag was pushed by the Reeixida Foundation, founded in 2004, as part of a "rehabilitation of the banners of the War of Spanish Succession". Exhibiting a straightforward independentist message, the flag was hoisted on 11 September 2014, the National Day of Catalonia (Diada) by 34 Catalan municipalities, and on the same day in subsequent years.
The flag commemorates the hoisting on 9 July 1713 of a black flag by the defenders of the castle of Montjuïc to indicate to Philip V's troops that they would resist until death. More generally, the black color recalls the flags used during different insurrections in Catalonia. The star recalls the estelada independentist flag, while the saltire is the Cross of St. Eulalia, Barcelona's co-patron saint. The cross is formed of two letters "V", meaning "Votar" [(Vote) for independence] and "Victoria" (Victory). (source)
Ivan Sache, 27 January 2019

19-5. Possible Mardi Gras Flag Tentative ID

Image from Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 January 2019
Modified by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 25 January 2019?

Unknown yellow Flag with green stripe at top edge and purple stripe at bottom edge, in the middle of the yellow field there are three blue fleur-de-lis ordered 1:2. This flag is hoisted on the balcony of the pub of "Pride" King, protagonist of American TV-series Navy CIS New Orleans. It is not the city flag (I checked that). The most similar flag in our pages has to do something with New Orleans carnival (Mardi Gras).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 January 2019

Not just any Mardi Gras flag; it's specifically one from New Orleans, as it has green in it.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 27 January 2019

As far as I can see, both show New Orleans flag recoloured in New Orleans Mardi Gras colours: a yellow field, the top of the field bordered green and the bottom of the field bordered purple, with the yellow field bearing three purple fleurs-de-lis. I left in the details of the fleurs in black, but I don't have a good enough image to determine whether that colour is actually there.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 28 January 2019

#5a   #5b
Speculative images from Tomislav Todorovic, 29 January 2019

If there indeed were two fleurs-de-lys next to purple stripe, then the flag probably looked like this modification of Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg' image (#5a) and if the fleurs-de-lys were indeed blue, which would make reversed colors of French COA, then the flag should have looked like this modification of Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg' image (#5b), with Michael's colors.
While I didn't watch the series in which the flag was shown, remember that the New Orleans flag also displays four colors. Michael, are you sure that the colors of stripe and fleurs-de-lys differed?
I also have no idea if the design is used in real life, or was invented for the screening, but even if the latter was the case, it might inspire some inventive flag manufacturer to offer it for sale, as has already been happening, especially after a flag was presented at the FOTW-ws and/or Wikipedia and/or Wikimedia Commons. Just wait and see...
Tomislav Todorovic, 29 January 2019

Image from Pete Loeser, 2 February 2019

The flag in question definitely has green stripe on top. The three fleurs-de-lis appear to be a darker purple or blue. See attached screen shot detail.
Pete Loeser, 2 February 2019

Thanks, I was painting from memory, as it was only for moments on the screen. I am fairly sure, the fleur-de-lis are blue (as I was thinking "How odd the colours!"), but I am not sure, whether they are well ordered (2:1) or the other way round (1:2).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 January 2019

19-6. Possible ADAC Yacht Club pennant Positive ID


The flag in question has been positively identified as an ADAC pennant variant.

19-7. Two Unknown Sailing Clubs (DE?) One Positive ID/One remains Unidentified

#7a    #7b
Images from Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 February 2019

Two more car stickers probably from sailing clubs, shot in my quarter years ago:

#7a - probably somehow Lower Saxonian
#7b - probably from the Pinneberg, Elmshorn area
Can anybody assist?
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 February 2019

I would have guessed Niedersachsen Werder, but that has the field mono-coloured. Someone less likely to mix up the German cases could ask them whether they know of this one, though.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 10 February 2019

The first flag (#7a) has been identified as that of the Altländischer Yacht-Club Jork.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jan 2021

19-8. Another Unknown Sailing Club (UFE/DE) Positive ID

Image from Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 April 2019 2019

Here is another one, I can't identify. A white pennant with inescutcheon, fimbriated red and charged with a facetted or, if you prefer gyronny, red cross, red stripe alongside the hoist with inscription YCIR (very likely not Hamburgian, as it is no member of HMC e.V.)
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 February 2019

It's the burgee of the Yachtclub Insel Reichenau in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Peter Edwards, 2 February 2019

Description: White pennant fimbriated red, alongside the hoist on red stripe white vertical inscription "YCIR", in centre a shield Argent parted by a facetted throughout cross Gules. The shield displays the arms of Reichenau Abbey. Find further information here at the YCIR yacht club website.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 April 2019

19-9. Unidentified Whaling flag Some Speculation

Images from Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 February 2019

This image is the painting "Whaling Days", painted by Roy Cross, perhaps an artist born 23 April 1924 in London and working for Airfix model kits. A copy of this painting was made for Christmas cards of a company named Copreci. On top there is a blue flag with a white disc. Brocklebank Ltd. (pre 1820 flag) would be a good match. But does anybody know, whether they did any whaling? Acc. to WIKIPEDIA Brocklebank was established 1801 in Whitehaven, (a shipyard had been there before since 1785), and the company moved to Liverpool in 1819. The company acc. to source operated in the Far East and in both Americas. More details I haven't found.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 February 2019

Image from Ivan Sache, 13 February 2019

Compare Ivan's posting of "Nantucket whalers, 19th century (USA) 13" (posted 11 February 2019) as the pennant of the 1815 whaling schooner "Maria" and described as a "Blue pennant with a white disc at hoist" with this image. They seem quite similar. Ivan's image is re-posted to this message for clarity.
Pete Loeser, 13 February 2019

This might be a mere coincidence, if we remember Ripley's caveat emptor (see "Nantucket whalers, 19th century (USA) 4", posted 3 February 2019): "There are several instances of the same flag used by two or more entities. An example is the flag flown by the ships 'Omega', 'Obed Mitchell', and 'Sarah Parker'. No connection among these vessels has been found. Likewise, the flag flown by ships 'Columbus', 'Franklin II', and 'Planter'; the flag flown by ships 'Massachusetts' and 'Mount Vernon'; and the flag flown by ships 'Charles Carroll' and 'Lexington', each with no discernible connections among the ships, even though, in each case, there was a period when the vessels in each group were sailing contemporaneous."
There was no registration or other means of establishing propriety in the design of a flag. The wording of patent and copyright legislation excluded trademarks, under which private signal flags fall. Federal protection of trademarks was first legislated in 1946 under the Lanham Act. Prior to this, trademarks fell under state common law emanating from the tort of unfair competition."
Ivan Sache, 13 February 2019

19-10. Unidentified Portuguese Army Unit

Image from Klaus-Michael Schneider 3 February 2019

I don't know much: 1) It's Portuguese. 2) The photo is probably made in the Algarve in the early 1980s. Thus it probably is an army unit, and no militia of the state party (Salazar then didn't rule any more).
Klaus-Michael Schneider 3 February 2019

19-11. Mystery Design in Dorset Warehouse? Positive ID

Image from Jason Saber, 17 February 2019

My friend and vexi colleague Dave White spotted this intriguing design in a Dorset warehouse. Could it have been an old attempt at a county flag perhaps? Or maybe a club, society or regimental flag with a county or regional theme?
Jason Saber, 17 February 2019

Although it was found in Dorset, the flag might actually be from Somerset, for it employs the elemets of the Somerset County Council CoA - there is a dragon rampant in the canton, although in black color which is absent from the CoA, and the cross employs all three tinctures present in the CoA.
Tomislav Todorovic, 17 February 2019

Image from Brady Ells, 17 February 2019

I believe this flag is most probably a flag of the West Somerset Yeomanry. The Yeomanry's badge was the Somerset Dragon and it's colours are recorded officially recorded as being "Violet, Campari red" and a narrow strip of "corn", as attached. Dave White, who first came across the flag tells me that he believes the blue/purple fimbriation could indeed be described as "violet". I think the combination of the rampant dragon, the unusual usage of violet and the narrow strip of yellow make it too much of a coincidence to be attributed to anything else.
Brady Ells, 17 February 2019

[See the same picture at:] British County Flags. ["...It also appears that the West Somerset Yeomanry may have been the first group to have featured the acknowledged county emblem on a flag,... The regimental colours, officially (and somewhat exotically!) 'violet, Campari red and corn'..."]
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 17 February 2019

19-12. Unidentified CSL Flag Some Speculation

Image from Gerald Newman, 25 February 2019

Perhaps you or someone else can identify the flag on this hat badge.
Gerald Newman, 25 February 2019

Usually CSL stands for Canada Steamship Lines, but I don't see anything with this pattern on our page for that line. It could be a position flag for the engineer.
Rob Raeside, 25 February 2019

I'm also unsure how to make a "club" name out of this, unless it's from a romance language, and therefore starts with it.
Well, the pin already says "Chief Engineer". Would it do so for a flag for an engineer?
Is there context beyond "hat badge"? E.g.: Where did the pin come from? If it was bought, where did the seller get it from? Is there anything on the reverse that helps us determine the origin? Any detail may make the search easier.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 25 February 2019

Gerald did provide an image of the back - it is completely blank. I should have mentioned that in my comment.
Rob Raeside, 25 February 2019

Image from Pete Loeser, 16 March 2019

I made a quick slightly off-center drawing of the flag on the badge to do an image search, but no luck. I attach it in case somebody needs a starting point.
Pete Loeser, 16 March 2019

19-13. Oxford Boat Club Flag? Positive ID

Image from Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 March 2019

I guess, the flag in question, left seen from reverse, belongs to St. Anne's College in Oxford, because it is hoisted on top of St. Anne's boat house, but there is a mismatch, as the wreath and the sword in base are missing. Does anybody know for sure if this is actually a St. Anne's flag or something else? Should we make it a variant of St. Anne's?
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 March 2019

Looking thoroughly at the picture that we have for this Oxford Boat Club Flag , the image shows three Boat Club flags and one commercial sign or banner hanging from the main terrace on the second floor of the St. Anne's College Boat Club (SACBC), across the River Thames.
From left to right, these flags are:

  1. The St. Anne's College Boat Club flag, a variant since it does not feature the laurel wreath and the sword, as already mentioned, but the location of the flag on the Boat Club itself, as well as other elements surrounding this flag, properly indicate it is indeed St Anne's College Boat Club flag.
  2. The Wadham College Boat Club flag.
  3. The Pembroke College Boat Club flag.
The commercial sign (banner) is for Redington - a pensions investment consultancy company

Image from Esteban Rivera, 19 September 2020
Image from this original. (source)

Notice this is St. Anne's College Boat Club official Facebook profile and it displays Redington as a sponsor for one of the Boat Club's rowing team, the same commercial sign (banner) displayed in the original UFE entry. This picture was uploaded in 2017. Now, it seems that this sponsorship deal has been going on for quite a while, at least since 2013, as this article states. (source)

Image from Esteban Rivera, 19 September 2020
Cropped from this original. (source)

Notice that whenever there are important events, Boat Club flags as well as commercial signs (banners) are displayed as well, as this 2005 picture shows, taken during the Eights Week 2005 event. In the same picture, one can see several Boat Club locations on Boathouse Island, along the Thames River, where some of them are located.

Image from Esteban Rivera, 19 September 2020
Cropped image from the original.

In this image from Google, dated June 2019, one can see the set of Boat Clubs along Boathouse Island, from left to right: St Anne's College Boat Club, Pembroke College Boat Club and St. Edmund Hall Boat Club and they do not display any flags at the moment of the capture.

Image from Esteban Rivera, 19 September 2020
cropped image from this original.

This picture shows two flagpoles from left to right, and only the second and third flagpoles display flags, which are St. Catherine's College Boat Club and Wadham College Boat Club, respectively. It was taken during Summer VIIIs 2012 (May 26, 2012) by Robert J Gardner.

Image from Esteban Rivera, 19 September 2020
Copied image originally located here. (source)

This picture shows two flagpoles from left to right, and only the first and second flagpoles display flags, which are St. Catherine's College Boat Club and Pembroke College Boat Club, respectively. It was taken during Summer VIIIs 2012 (May 26, 2012) by Robert J Gardner.

Image from Esteban Rivera, 19 September 2020
Cropped from this original image. (source)

This image shows from left to right the folded flag of Wadham College Boat Club and the waving flag of Pembroke College Boat Club. It was taken during Summer VIIIs 2012 (May 26, 2012) by Robert J. Gardner. Judging from the angle, the light and the elements displayed in this image, it leads us to believe that this image was taken around the same time as Klaus-Michael Schneider's image sent to the list last year for identification.
Now, the original image we featured on this entry most likely displays an event or competition being held at the moment. Hence the display of both, Boat Club flags and commercial signs (banners) altogether. It is most likely that this image corresponds to an event called Summer VIII's (also known as Summer Eights, or Eights Summer) in which a four-day regatta of bumps races constitutes the University of Oxford's main intercollegiate rowing event of the year. The regatta takes place in May of each year, from the Wednesday to the Saturday of the fifth week of Trinity Term. Men's and women's coxed eights (a type of rowing boat consisting of a crew of eight, hence the name) compete in separate divisions for their colleges, with some colleges entering as many as five crews for each sex.
Summer VIIIs has seven men's divisions alongside six for women's, encompassing a total of 171 boats and around 1,500 participants. Including the qualifying rounds, in which success is termed "Rowing On." Sources: Source #1 and Source #2.
So all in all, we can conclude that the UFE is indeed St. Anne's College Boat Club flag (wrongly displayed), from the identification of one of its sponsors, as this phrase mentions: "This is why Redington proudly supports St Anne's Boat Club" (source)
For additional information please refer to St Anne's College Boat Club official websites, which are: Official website #1 and Official website #2
Esteban Rivera, 19 September 2020

19-14. South Sudan UFE Positive ID

Image from Jens Pattke, 9 March 2019

Can anyone identify the flag?
Jens Pattke, 9 March 2019

Image from Ivan Sache, 9 March 2019

The caption of the photo says: "South Sudanese vice-president James Wani Igga holds up a flag the government claims is of the rebel forces loyal to former vice-president Riek Machar, at a press conference in Juba".
According to the article (The Irish Times, 30 December 2013), this flag would belong to the Nuer White Army ethnic militia. The cow featured on the flag might be related with the group's name: "The White Army are recognized by the ash, prepared from burnt cow dung, with which they cover themselves to ward off insects."
Ivan Sache, 9 March 2019

Wikipedia calls Machar's group the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-in-Opposition. The allied White Army formed over protecting their cattle from raids, while a prior group had a different flag.
Steve Shumaker, 9 March 2019

This actually is the flag of United Democratic Salvation Front(USDF).
Jaume Ollé, 16 March 2019.

The identification first reported by the "The Irish Times" is obviously incorrect. Jaume has subsequently provided the correct identification: the United Democratic Salvation Front. My image is not needed either, since the flag is already presented on the FOTW website page on the United Democratic Salvation Front.
On that page, background could be added, for instance: "The UDSF was founded in 1997 after the signing of the Khartoum Peace Agreement between the central government and the South Sudan Independence Movement/Army (SSIM/A) led by Dr. Riak Machar Teny, who became the first chairman of the party and assistant to the President of the Republic. The UDSF was in fact the first legally established political party by former Southern Sudanese rebels since the beginning of the second civil war in 1983. It declared as its main objectives the pursuing of the right to self-determination for the people of the South and the democratization of the country's system of governance. However, in 2002 Machar left the government arguing that it had failed to implement the peace deal. He was succeeded as UDSF's chairman by Dr. Joseph Malual Dong, an engineer and then federal minister of aviation. When the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 2005 ended the war in the South, UDSF joined the Government of National Unity (GONU) and the Government of South Sudan (GOSS) with Dr. Malual taking over the federal Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife." (Gurtong Trust - Peace and Media Project.
Ivan Sache, 16 March 2019

However, your drawing of the cow looks more like the cow on the pictured flag. We may have a whole herd of UDSF Bovinae variant flags in our future.
Pete Loeser, 16 March 2019

It does, because it was directly cropped from the photo. Being fascinated, if not mesmerized by cows, and also a fanatic cheese-lover, too, I would be very honored to have contributed to the Bovine Hall of Fame of the FOTW website. Moo!
Ivan Sache, 16 March 2019

Holly Cow, a chance to be a member of the Bovine Hall of Fame doesn't come every day. I'd never herd of a honor like that being offered before now. However if it is a secret I'll not utter a word more!
Actually, to get serious for a second, a close look at the original picture indicates the whole thing was put together by a Photoshop artist. Start counting fingers around the flag. The Vice President and the flag were never actually together in that picture I think.
Pete Loeser, 16 March 2019

Image from Ivan Sache, 16 March 2019

You are definitively right. As we say in French, la vache! ("The cow" - more or less the same meaning as "Holy cow!"). I have found another photo showing the flag, which appears to be more authentic, but unfortunately the source website does not reply.
Ivan Sache, 16 March 2019.

19-15. Unknown Turkmenistan State Flag Some Speculation

#15   #15a
Images from Victor Lomantsov, 11 March 2019

I have found an interesting commemorative - "5 years of Turkmen SSR. 1924-1929" with an image of an unknown state flag (#15) - with the letters T.S.Ş.Ç. - See my reconstructed image of the flag (#15a). I know this variant is not shown in vex literature (we only know about flags with TSSR abbreviation) does anybody know something about it?
Victor Lomantsov, 11 March 2019

The use of this flag in 1929 is highly likely. The abbreviation in Latin letters T.S.S.Ç. stands for the name TУRKMENISTAN SOTSIALIST ŞURALAR ÇEMHURIJETI in Turkmen laguage. The version T.C.C.P. in Cyrillic letters is the variant in Russian languge.
Jens Pattke, 23 March 2019

19-16. Unknown Summer Olympics Flag (Stockholm 1912)

Image from Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 16 March 2019

We've visited this page before, in the story of the "blue White Ensign of England", but nobody mentioned at the time the other (top) flag on the page. Does anyone have an idea?
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 16 March 2019

Surely the top two flags in the drawing are just the Swedish and the U.S. flags? I think the white cross hatching is there to represent that the cloth is shiny, not a feature of the flag itself.
Vilhelm Sjöberg, 31 July 2019

19-17. Danish UFE in Hillerød Positive ID

Images from Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 March 2019

I spotted this one inside an antiques shop in Hillerød in North Sealand (Denmark) on 9 June 2016. The trader had no idea about the flag. It is a Danish split flag with a badge in the canton as follows: in a golden segmented annulet is a throughout white Greek cross, superimposed bz a golden czpher "M", topped bz a crown, and beneath a fowl anchor in bend sinister, all charges are golden fimbriated black.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 March 2019

This appears to be the flag of Danmarks Marineforening. Which (possibly) translates as the Danish Navy Association (or Danish Maritime Association) - it isn't an Old Comrades organization.
Brian Mills, 19 June 2019

Maritime Association? The association for those who went to sea, be it in the Navy, the Merchant Fleet and the Fishery Fleet. It's not an Old Comrades organization per se, but its local divisions do celebrate the camaraderie between those who went to sea, whatever their fleet may be or may have been.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 3 July 2019

19-18. German UFE near Tinkerup Beach Positive ID

Image from Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 March 2019

I spotted this one on 3 June 2016 on a car park near Tinkerup Beach in Gilleleje in North Sealand (Denmark). As the car plate was German (none of the usual suspects in the North), I assume the origin is German. The flag is red with a blue bordure fimbriated white, over all a white initial "A" having a wavy bar instead of a horizontal one. No idea, might be a shipping line, a shipbuilder or any other company.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 March 2019

It was always right beneath my nose: It is the flag of André Wieczorek, there however without white edges. Short sea shipping is the business.
Look here, to realise, that the flag has a white bordure, though in main page the flag painting is displayed without edge.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 June 2019

19-19. Unknown Stained Panzer Streamer Some Speculation

Image from Tom Frank, 19 March 2019

Many years ago (1976) I was given this bloodstained pennant by a veteran. He has written "SS Panzer Streamer" on it and he took it from a tank in Frankfurt in 1945. I suspect it is a divisional or command pennant of some kind, but I don't know. It is probably ordinary panzer rather than SS as there is nothing about it to suggest it is an SS item. Can you tell me anything more specific about it?
Tom Frank, 19 March 2019

I think, I might be able to help. The pennant is upside down, and is probably a Command flag for the commander of a division. (source) On first sight it does not look like anything SS related, however, the colours of the black-white-red pennant of the Division-Commander of the SS-volunteer legion - Netherlands (Niederlande) looks pretty similar. (source)
With the use of the word "Streamer" I am lost, it is not a German word. Maybe the 11th Panzerdivison (Wehrmacht, not SS) was in the Frankfurt area in 1945?
Nahne Bienk, 28 March 2019

A streamer is a long narrow ribbon attached to a flag's staff, such as those upon which battle honors are inscribed. (See the Dictionary of Vexillology - streamer for more detail). Streamers are also used as commissioning pennants when naval warships are first launched. I think you are correct about the colors, and it being folded upside-down, but being folded it does not give one much to go on.
Pete Loeser, 28 March 2019

After looking at the image, if there hadn't been the inscription, I would have also thought the pennant is displayed upside down. Furthermore I am not sure about the word "streamer". Germans would use the term "Wimpel" instead. There also seems to be a number in front of the word "Panzer". And it can't be recognise which Frankfurt it is. I guess, Wehrmacht units would have used pennants in their unit colours, which would be in case of tank divisions - a triband pink-black-pink, as it is now in Bundeswehr. But I am no expert in German Military flags (except Hamburg). I am afraid that doesn't help much.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 March 2019

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