|Flag Reverse:||Standard (ie. left-to-right mirror image)|
|Flag Design Code:||ICSN0114|
|Flag Colours:||White and Royal Blue (Flag Bunting: JD)|
|Notes:||Specialized army signal flag|
This pattern of dots indicate for what purposes this flag is used. The top three dots refer to land use: civil, state and military respectively; the bottom three dots refer to maritime use: again civil, state and miltary respectively.
The code is named after the international flag organization, FIAV (Fédération internationale des associations vexillologiques). Its flag is shown in the top-right corner.
|Formal Name||International Code of Signals + Others|
|Local Formal Name|
The national flag is shown in the top-right corner.
For most flags the reverse of the flag is a left-to-right mirror image of the obverse, ie. the elements nearest the flagpole on one side are also nearest the flagpole of the other side. A few flags have writing on them that also needs read correctly on the reverse, and a very few have a different design on the reverse.
This flag has the normal left-to-right mirror image reverse, so no reverse image is provided.
This flag is a signal flag, meaning that it is used to convey information by visual signalling.
Flags are not all the same shape. Nearly all flags are rectangular and the shape of the rectange is specificed by a ratio of the height (the length of the side that goes against the flagpole, also called the width) to the length (the distance from the flagpole to the flying edge of the flag). This ranges from 1:1 (ie. square) for the Swiss and Vatican City flags to 1:3 (ie. very long) for the flag of Qatar and the Montenegro naval ensign. For convenience flags longer than 1:2 have been shortened in BR20 to 1:2.
This flag is of ratio 2:3.
The Flag Design Code is a simple coding system to mark each flag design. Each design may be available in a number of sizes and fittings. These will all share the same Flag Design Code. The first four characters indicate the country and the four digits indicate the flag within that country.
This Flag Design Code for this flag is ICSN0114.
Flags are made of a material called 'bunting', which comes in fixed number of colours. These colours are given names, such as 'Royal Blue' and a letter code, such as 'D' for 'Royal Blue'. The colours listed here are the main colours used in the flag. Where there are badges or emblems additional colours may be used in them which are not listed here.
The numbers listed here are the Nato Stock Numbers (NSN) for each item in the Ministry of Defence stock system. This is the number that is used to order a flag from stores. It should be noted that the existence of an NSN does not guarantee that the item is available from stock.
Items can have one of four statuses:
The numbers listed here are the MoD Management Code for each item. This indicates which section of the MoD is responsible for this item. O330 indicates the Royal Navy, H8 indicates the British Army and 4B indicates the Royal Air Force.
Flags can have a variety of fitting types:
Traditionally flag sizes in the Royal Navy are given in 'breadths'. A breadth is 9 inches (approximately 23cm), so a "4 Breadth" flag is 36 inches or 1 yard (92cm) high. Some specialized flags do not give their size in breadths.
This is the width of the flag in centimetres, and is the distance from the bottom of the heading to the top. It does not include the size of the fittings.
This is the length of the flag in centimetres, and is the distance from the heading to the fly edge.