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Rajawong Noi Fai Na

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[Other Princes' Broad Pennant (Thailand)] 1:8
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image by Calvin Paige Herring and Eugene Ipavec
Flag adopted 1911


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Description

From the Singha Beer source:

Rajawong Noi
The Rajawong Noi is divided into two parts, one of which is less than 60 cms. wide and resembles the Rajawong Yai while next to it is a long white flag which gradually gets narrower until the fly side is half the width of the left side.

The total width is 14 cms. [sic — maybe "the total length is 140 cm"?], with the right-or fly end cut in the shape of a bird's tail, measuring half the width of the left end. First used in B.E. 2453 [1910 AD], it was flown in place of the Rajawong Yai whenever no 21-gun salute had been ordered. Later, in B.E.2456 [1913 AD], the Ministry for the Navy issued the following regulations governing the use of these "Rajawong" flags:

  1. The "Rajawong Yai" is to be used to signal the presence on board of Her Majesty the Queen or one of the Royal Princes, except in cases where His Majesty has issued an order to use the "Rajawong Noi".
  2. The "Rajawong Noi" is to be used to signal the presence on board the Royal Yacht of any other members of the Royal family. Should Their Majesties be attending a special state function and a special order have been issued to the contrary by the Ministry of the Navy, the Rajawong Yai is to be used.
Currently, the Rajawong Noi is used to denote the presence of the Princes and the Brothers of His Majesty the King, called the "Rajawong Noi Fai Na". it is to be used in place of [sic] the Rajawong Yai Fai Na when order for no 21 gun salute has been given.

Santiago Dotor, 27 Oct 1999