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Tanzania: military flags

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[Tanzanian Naval Ensign] image by Željko Heimer, 28 Mar 2003 See also:

Naval Ensign

Source: Flag table in Jane’s Fighting Ships [jfs]. Proportions about 1:2.
Jan Oskar Engene, 18 Sep 1996

Naval ensign of Tanzania: red cross on white, national flag in canton.
by Jan Zrzavy, 16 Jan 1998

Only other flag that seems to be unconfirmed - or possibly abandoned nowadays, but was used in first years for independence - the naval white ensign.
Željko Heimer, 28 Mar 2003

Aircraft marking

[Tanzanian roundel] image by Jarig Bakker, 9 Dec 2003

Aircraft Marking. (National flag on fin)
Green roundel with yellow much stylized torch between two as much stylized wreath branches.
Željko Heimer, 28 Mar 2003

According to a new book titled "Air markings of the world", published in Beijing, China in Oct 2003 and supervised by Chinese Airforce Political Committee, Tanzanian air marking has blue border to the disc.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 9 Dec 2003

Some publications show a blue border around the roundel, others not.
Olivier Corre, 12 Dec 2003

In Cochrane and Elliott's Military Aircraft Insignia of the World (1998) [cos98] has:
"Tanganyika and Zanzibar united to form Tanzania in 1964. An air-wing of the People's Defence Force was formed soon after. Aircraft have always carried the same markings, a green disc with a yellow torch and wreath. The national flag of green, blue, black and yellow is used as a fin marking."

Cochrane & Elliot forgot to mention the blue border as observed by Nozomi - however it is clearly visible in their not so clear image.
Jarig Bakker, 09 Dec 2003

The shape of the torch is same as one drawn in the Coat of Arms and the wreath branches (not two but three like Album 2000)and blue border is double wide as your trial image.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 10 Dec 2003

Jeshi la Wanachi la Tanzania was formed in 1965 and adopted the roundel as shown above. National flag was used as fin flash.
Dov Gutterman, 25 Jun 2004