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Royal Saudi Air Force (Saudi Arabia)

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Air Force Ensign

[Air Force Ensign] image by António Martins-Tuválkin and Miles Li, 9 July 2009

The Flags of all Nations chart [man36] shows a light blue flag with the National flag as a canton, with the Saudi roundel for the Air Force.
Nick Artimovich, 29 April 1996

The current version has a smaller canton.
Miles Li, 9 July 2009

[Air Force Ensign] image located by Dave Fowler, 23 June 2020

A different badge is shown on images of the RSAF flag on Wikipedia.
Dave Fowler, 23 June 2020


Former Air Force Ensign

[Former Air Force Ensign] image by António Martins-Tuválkin and Miles Li, 21 August 2005


Air Force Roundel

[Air Force Roundel (Saudi Arabia)] image by Joseph McMillan and Eugene Ipavec, 25 February 2012

The roundel is (from outside) green-white-green and shows the emblem  (white palm over two white crossed swords) in the central green panel. The fin flash is the national flag. This can be seen on a photograph of a Hawk jet trainer from Jane's Defence Weekly [1]. However, the shahada  and sword are filling the field much more than on the flag as we show it. A silly mistake can be found on the decal sheet for a scale model of the Lightning figther aircraft [2] that was also used by the Saudi air force. For the one side the decals show a (more or less) correct Saudi flag, for the other side, however, the whole thing mirrored, so that the writing can't be read.

[Air Force Roundel (Saudi Arabia)] image by M. Schmöger, 26 February 2007

[scan of decal sheet (Saudi Arabia)] image by M. Schmöger, 26 February 2007

Sources:
[1] Jane's Defence Weekly 1987, vol. 8, iss. 7, p. 307;  (see scanned image above)
[2] Tamiya 1/100 scale model kit of B.A.C. Lightning F.Mk.6, about mid 1980ies.
M. Schmöger, 26 February 2007

The Saudi Arabian Air Force uses a green-white-green roundel with the figures from the coat of arms in white in the centre.
Source: Taschenhandbuch der Militärflugzeuge, David DONALD (ISBN: 3-89880-122-5) p.182
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 March 2009