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Military flags of the Dominican Republic

Last modified: 2020-04-17 by randy young
Keywords: dominican republic | commander in chief | army flag | chief of staff | roundel | fin flash | air force | cross (white) | cross: couped | jem | stars: 5 | stars: ring | stars: row | stars: arch | shark | helicopter | missiles |
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Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces

[Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces flag]
image by Željko Heimer, 16 June 2001

Album 2000 [pay00] shows a white over blue bicolour with the national flag (without coat of arms) in canton and the coat of arms surrounded with five white stars in blue stripe. The flag in canton does not reach to the lower blue stripe. Also, the coat of arms in base is not transparent in its "inner part" but white.
Željko Heimer, 16 June 2001

General Chief of Staff

[General Chief of Staff flag]
image by Željko Heimer, 17 June 2001

Album 2000 [pay00] shows a blue triangular pennant with white Greek cross (à la Swiss flag) and with blue initials "JEM" in the middle.
Željko Heimer, 17 June 2001

Army flag

[Dominican Republic Army flag]
image by Ivan Sache, 9 December 2014; modified by Randy Young, 13 March 2015

I have found out that the Dominican Army flag has changed a bit. Instead of five stars, the canton now has the coat of arms in a white square inside the blue. Otherwise the flag remains the same. Source: the official Dominican Army website, www.ejercito.rd.mil.do. (Warning: there is an image on the website of an "Army Flag" with the arms at the centre of the flag. This is completely wrong.)
Miles Li, 12 October 2002

The description of the Army flag in current use is similar to the description of the old one. The five stars are replaced by "the coat of arms of the Dominican Republic in proportional dimensions" [placed on a white square not mentioned in the description].
Ivan Sache, 9 December 2014

Former version

[Dominican Republic Army flag]
image by Ivan Sache, 11 April 1999 (source: [pie90])

According to Preben Kannik's Alverdens Flag I Farver [kan56], the green stripe represents the infantry, the white stripe the air force, the red stripe the artillery, and the yellow stripe the cavalry. Only used together with the national flag. According to [ped80], the state flag is used as flag of the army, but [c2b81] still shows this one as the Army flag.
Mark Sensen, 11 April 1999

Air Force

[Dominican Republic Air Force flag]
image by Miles Li, 10 April 2020

Dominican Air Force ensign.
Miles Li, 26 May 2006

Fuselage Marking

[Dominican Republic Air Force roundel]
image by Željko Heimer, 17 June 2001

Album 2000 [pay00] shows a roundel quartered in blue and red by a white cross and overall a white annulaet.
Željko Heimer, 17 June 2001

"Quartered" disc, blue-red-blue-red, with a superimposed white cross and a white circular band (looks like the aiming of a firearm).
Ivan Sache, 2 July 1997

In the early 90s, a low visability version was adopted.
Dov Gutterman, 10 July 2000

Fin flash

[Dominican Republic Air Force fin flash]
image by António Martins and Dov Gutterman, 8 July 2000 (source: [whe86])

Album 2000 [pay00] says in a note that national flag is painted on the fin.
Željko Heimer, 17 June 2001

The current fin flash is in use since 1948. It replaced the 1933 full rudder fin flash, which looked like a vertically streched national flag; its measures were according to the rudder of each and every plane, so we can't speak on fix ratio here.
Dov Gutterman, 9 and 10 July 2000

Base flags

[Puerto Plata Air Base flag]
image by Randy Young, 7 June 2015

Base Aérea Puerto Plata (Puerto Plata Air Base) is a base of the Dominican Republic Air Force on the northern coast of the country. There are a number of photographs online showing what appears to be the base flag, the best of which can be found here. The flag appears to show the base logo centered on a gold field. The logo is circular, in the colors of the national flag. At the center of the cross is another circle, pale blue. Inside that circle are a shark armed with missiles and a helicopter. The entire logo is encompassed by a white band in which is written, in black capital letters, "BASE AEREA PUERTO PLATA" and "FUERZA AEREA DOMINICANA."
Randy Young, 7 June 2015


 
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