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Military Aircraft markings, Denmark

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Aircraft Markings

A roundel of red and white, red outside double the diameter of the white disk. A note to the figure in Album des Pavillons (2000) explains that the national flag is painted on the fin of the Navy Aircraft.
Željko Heimer, 12 June 2001

Formed in 18 October 1917 as Haerens Flyvertjeneste (Army Flying Service) and since 1 October 1950 Kongelige Danske Flyvevaben (Royal Danish Air Force), the Danish have always used the same roundel. Minor changes involved changing the fin flash from the roundel ( ) to the state flag after WWII in 1945 ( ) following the practice of the naval air arm (Marinens Flyvevaesen, formed 25 March 1912 - ) and adding a crowned anchor to navy planes in 1950 (  - photo at ), were the only changes. During WWII, Danish planes still carried those roundels flying in Greenland.

A special tail marking was adopted to celebrate the wedding between Prince Frederik of Denmark and Miss Mary Donaldson from Australia, the Danish Air Force painted the official monograph on the tail:
Dov Gutterman, 15 June 2004

Military Aircraft Pennant

[Military aircraft pennant]  1:16

by Željko Heimer

Flaggenbuch (1939) shows a light blue triangular long pennant. The Flaggenbuch (1992) reprint of the 1941 update shows the pennant shorter and adds details on usage.
Željko Heimer, 31 May 2004