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Air Force Flag (Jordan)

Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Malakiya al-Urduniya

Last modified: 2023-02-11 by ian macdonald
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[Air Force (Jordan)] 1:2 image by Esteban Rivera, 18 January 2023
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From, image at is the flag of the Jordanian Air Force. You can find it on page 291 of the online PDF book ( titled "The Historical Encyclopedia of the Jordan Armed Forces- Arab Army History of Bravery and Sacrifices 1442 AH/2021 AD" by the "Moral Guidance Department / Directorate of Moral Guidance", a link kindly provided on December 29, 2022 by José Antonio Jiménez Ruíz. The coat of arms is located in the same document on page 278. Further information on the Directorate of Moral Guidance can be located in the same PDF document on pages 251-252.

[Air Force (Jordan)] 1:2 image by Esteban Rivera, 18 January 2023

The Royal Jordanian Air Force was officially established on July 19, 1951 originally denominated "سلاح جو الجيش العربي" (English: Arab Army Air Force) (notice that in English sources this is referred to as Arab Legion Air Force, ALAF). On September 25, 1955 the "سلاح الجو الملكي الأردني" (English: Royal Jordanian Air Force) was established by Royal Decree introducing a new design in its Coat of Arms (which already featured the roundel) incorporating the Royal Crown.
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[Note: The "Moral Guidance Department" has been renamed "Military Media Directorate" (of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, (JAF) since February 1, 2022 (source:]

For additional information go to RJAF (official website):
Esteban Rivera, 18 January 2023

Air Force Roundel and Fin Flash

Fin Flash
[Air Force Roundel (Jordan)]
[Air Force Fin Flash (Jordan)]
image by Eugene Ipavec and Ivan Sarajcic
image by Željko Heimer

The Jordani aircraft marking is a black-white-green roundel with a red sector (about 60 degrees) in top containing the seven-pointed star. A note in [Album des Pavillons 2000 explains that the national flag is painted on the fin, with the hoist side towards the front. The data in [Cochrane and Elliott 1998 matches with [Album des Pavillons 2000, and also claims that these emblems were used in 1949 when the Arab Legion Air Force, later Royal Jordani Air Force, was established and have not been changed since.
Željko Heimer, 05 Mar 2002

The RJAF (Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Malakiya al-Urduniya) was formed in 1949 and used the roundel and fin flash ever since.
The roundel is "classic" green-white-black, with a red triangle at the top (whose base curves to follow the edge of the roundel and which occupies 1/4 of the total area), charged with "Jordanian" star. National flag used as fin flash. See photo.
Dov Gutterman, 18 Jun 2004

Air Force Flag with Roundel

[Air Force (Jordan)] 1:2 image by Eugene Ipavec and Željko Heimer, 06 May 2007

In [Pedersen 1980 there are several air force flags with roundels. All have the same pattern; light blue, the national flag in the canton, the air force roundel in the fly. One of them is Jordan.
Mark Sensen, 22 June 1997

Erroneous Air Force Flag and Roundel

[Erroneous Air Force Flag (Jordan)] 1:2 image by Mark Sensen

The roundel on the [Pedersen 1980 flag is wrong.
Dov Gutterman, 18 Jun 2004

Royal Aicraft Marking

The royal jet carries the Royal Standard on the fuselage.
Eugene Ipavec, 06 May 2007