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Kuwait: War flag

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[War flag] image by Martin Grieve


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Description of the flag

The war flag is the Kuwait national flag with the Army emblem centered over the intersection of the black, green and white stripe.
Ivan Sache
, 27 August 2002


Army emblem

[Army emblem] image by Martin Grieve

A wreath surmounted by an eagle with spread wings, encircling a tank over two cannons crossed in saltire over two horizontal wings. All the elements are yellow, the inner fields of the emblem are white. There is Arabic writing in the upper and lower quarter of the saltire, saying al-Jaish al Kuwaiti (The Army of Kuwait).
Ivan Sache
& Dov Gutterman, 27 August 2002


Yellow Land Force flag

[Land Force flag] image located by Esteban Rivera, 13 August 2021

Detail of badge

[Land Force flag] image located by Esteban Rivera, 13 August 2021


General Staff H.Q.

[General Staff H.Q. flag] image located by Esteban Rivera, 13 August 2021

The General Staff Headquarters flag can be seen at https://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/...Military-of-Kuwait.jpg.
It is horizontally banded yellow-light blue-dark blue with the badge centered.
Esteban Rivera, 13 August 2021

Detail of badge

[General Staff H.Q. badge] image located by Esteban Rivera, 13 August 2021


1962-1978 flag

[War flag, 1962] image by Martin Grieve

The 1962 war flag is similar to the current one, but with a slightly different emblem.
Ivan Sache
, 27 August 2002


Army emblem

[1962 Army emblem] image by Martin Grieve

The 1962 Army emblem is similar to the current one, but with a thinner wreath.
Ivan Sache
, 27 August 2002


Sources

  • M. Lupant. Drapeaux et armoiries de l'Etat du Koweit [lup99b], published in the Proceedings of the XVII International Congress of Vexillology [icv97], with black and white illustrations.
  • W. Smith. Flags Through the Ages and Across the World [smi75b]
  • W. Smith. Flags and Arms Across the World [smi80], still showing the 1962 flag.