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Customs, Excise and Trade Department Ensign 1926-1929 (British Mandate of Palestine 1923-1948)

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I checked the Palestine Gazette of 1929 and found the following in the March 15, 1929 issue:

Customs Ordinance, no. 11 of 1929, signed by the High Commissioner on 15.3.1929. Section 7: "The vessels employed in the service of the Customs shall be distinguished from other vessels by such a flag as shall be described".

In the same issue there are regulations for the Customs Ordinance and among them there is one concerning the Customs flag: The Customs flag shall be the blue ensign defaced by a white circle with the words "Palestine Customs" (no illustration).
Nahum Shereshevsky, 30 June 1997

In 1926 the Customs Service applied for an ensign to identify their launches. Since no badge had been prepared, the Admiralty agreed on 27th July 1926 that the launches should fly a Blue Ensign defaced in the fly by the words PALESTINE CUSTOMS on a white circle.
David Prothero, 4 March 2002