Civil air ensign


Civil air ensign

A nation's civil air ensign is its national flag (or a variation thereof) which represents civil aviation in that nation. Typically, it is flown from buildings connected with the administration of civil aviation and it may also be flown by airlines of the appropriate country.[1] A civil air ensign is the equivalent of the civil ensign which represents merchant shipping. Not all countries have civil air ensigns.

List of civil air ensigns

Flag Country Date Name Description
Civil Air Ensign of Australia.svg Australia 1935 Australian Civil Aviation Ensign An ensign based on the British Civil Air Ensign with the stars of the Southern Cross superimposed [2]
Civil Air Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom 11 August 1931 British Civil Air Ensign A light blue ensign with the Union Flag in the canton and a dark blue Latin cross fimbriated white placed overall
Civil Air Ensign of Fiji.svg Fiji Fijian Civil Air Ensign An ensign based on the British Civil Air Ensign with the Fijian coat of arms superimposed
Civil Air Ensign of Ghana.svg Ghana Ghanaian Civil Air Ensign A light blue ensign with the Flag of Ghana in the canton and the national star in the fly
Civil Air Ensign of Guyana.svg Guyana Guyanese Civil Air Ensign An ensign based on the British Civil Air Ensign with the Flag of Guyana in the canton
Civil Ensign of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg Roude Léiw (Red Lion) An ensign based on the Coat of arms of Luxembourg. Also used as the Luxembourgish civil ensign.[3]
Civil Air Ensign of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 16 November 1938 New Zealand Civil Air Ensign An ensign based on the British Civil Air Ensign with the stars of the Southern Cross as seen from New Zealand in the fourth quarter
Civil Air Ensign of Pakistan.svg Pakistan 1951 Pakistani Civil Air Ensign A light blue ensign with the Flag of Pakistan in the canton influenced by the British design [4]

List of former civil air ensigns

Flag Country Date Name Description
Civil Air Ensign of South Africa (obsolete).svg South Africa From or before 1935 South African Civil Air Ensign An ensign based on the British Civil Air Ensign with the 1928 Flag of South Africa in the canton
Hellenic Air Force Ensign 1973.svg Greece 1935–1978 Greek Civil Air Ensign A white cross on a blue field with a Greek roundel in the centre. Also used as the ensign of the Hellenic Air Force (1973–1978).

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