Civil air ensign

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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 and those without usually fly their national flags instead.

List of civil air ensigns[edit]

Flag Country Date Name Description
Civil Air Ensign of Australia.svg Australia 1948 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 Fiji.svg Fiji 1970 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 1957 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]
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
Zambia Civil Air Ensign.svg Zambia 1965 Zambian Civil Air Ensign On a field of sky blue an alighting eagle gold set within a ring quartered in the colours of the Republic of Zambia thus. In the first quarter green, on the hoist side orange, in the fly side red and in the base black.

List of former civil air ensigns[edit]

Flag Country Date Name Description
Civil Air Ensign of Australia (1935-1948).svg Australia 1935-1948 Australian Civil Aviation Ensign An ensign based on the British Civil Air Ensign with the stars of the Southern Cross superimposed in gold
Canada 1922 Canadian Civil Aviation Ensign Similar to the 1941 RCAF Ensign with a shield with three maple leaves and an eagle instead of roundel. Briefly used by the Air Board.
Civil Air Ensign of Ghana 1964-1966.svg Ghana 1964-1966 Ghanaian Civil Air Ensign A light blue ensign with the Flag of Ghana in the canton and the national star in the fly
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).
Civil Air Ensign of South Africa (obsolete).svg South Africa From or before 1935-1994 South African Civil Air Ensign An ensign based on the British Civil Air Ensign with the 1928 Flag of South Africa in the canton