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For example, please note that the official specification for the
Stars and Stripes require: Cable No. 70180. Old Glory Red, Cable No. 70001, White and Cable No. 70075, Old Glory Blue
US National Flag and Flags of the State of Wyoming, and of the State of Arkansas, US all showing Cable Nos. 70180, 70001 and 70075 (fotw)
For example, please note that the official specification for the Stars and Stripes require: Cable No. 70180. Old Glory Red, Cable No. 70001, White and Cable No. 70075, Old Glory Blue (fotw)
Flag of the Minister of Defence, Uruguay (fotw); Naval Jack of Ecuador (fotw); Flag of Melide, Switzerland (fotw); Flag of a Commander of Naval Forces, Algeria (fotw)
Flag of Uri, Switzerland (fotw); Arms and Flag of Garešnica, Croatia (fotw); Arms and Flag of Gjesdal, Norway (fotw)
Please note however, that the form these marks take may vary from country to country – for example – the cadency label is used on several British royal banners in deference to (although not in strict accordance with) English heraldic practice, whilst traditional Scottish heraldry is more likely to employ a bordure and other European traditions may change the colour of a charge. It is suggested therefore, that a suitable glossary or heraldic dictionary be consulted for further details (see also ‘armorial bearings’, ‘bordure’, ‘coat of arms’, ‘label 2)’ and ‘shield’).
The cadency marks of the 1st to the 6th son in English heraldry (Parker)
Flag of the Head of State Tax Administration, Ukraine (fotw); Emblem of the Army Medical Corps, US (fotw); Customs Flag, Belarus (fotw)
Please note that this should not be confused with the Staff of Asclepius as referenced above, which has only one snake on an unadorned staff and is symbolic of the medical profession.
Putative Banner of the Order of Calatrava, Spain (fotw)
a) The current international call sign is made up of two letters identifying the country of registration and additional flags identifying the particular ship – but see ‘make her number’.
b) Most navies also prescribe tactical call signs according to their own naval signal codes and which is used intra-service for operational purposes. Warships also generally hoist their international call signs at the yardarm when entering or leaving harbour (see also ‘yardarm’).
NZAD (November-Zulu-Alpha-Delta) in the International Code of Signal Flags and the Call Sign Hoist of USS Blair (fotw)
Example: First Captain’s Colour, Green Trayned Band, London England c1642 (CS); Standard of the Earl of Perth, Scotland (geocities.com)
Cross of Calvary Example; Flag of Geraardsbergen, Belgium (fotw)
Cambridge Flag/Continental Colours 1775 – 1777, US (fotw)
Camp/Company Colour, No 2 Company, Governor General’s Foot Guards, Canada (Official Website)
Please note with regard to 1) that as far as is known this term is used by the British Grenadier Guards, the Grenadier Guards of Canada and the Governor General’s Foot Guards (also Canada) in place of company colour.
Adjutant General’s Corps, UK (Graham Bartram); Royal Regiment of Artillery, UK (Graham Bartram); Training and Development Branch, Canada (fotw); Corps of Royal Engineers, UK (Graham Bartram)
Arms and Flag of Madalena, Portugal (fotw)
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