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Unidentified Flags or Ensigns (2019)

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Below is a series of images of flags that have been provided to FOTW; some we have recognized, and some we have been unable to recognize. If you can help us identify any of these flags, please let us know! Contact the: UFE Editor.

Identification Key:

= Positive ID (Positive Identification)
= Tentative ID (Tentative Identification)
= Some Speculation

Unidentified Flags on Page 1:

  1. Unidentified A3 Swallow-Tail
  2. Victorian Era Maritime Signal Flags I.D.
  3. Brexit/Remain flag?
  4. Possible Catalan Anarchist flag
  5. Possible Mardi Gras Flag
  6. Possible ADAC Yacht Club pennant
  7. Two Unknown Sailing Clubs (DE?)
  8. Another Unknown Sailing Club (UFE/DE)
  9. Unidentified Whaling flag
  10. Unidentified Portuguese Army Unit
  11. Mystery Design in Dorset Warehouse?
  12. Unidentified CSL Flag
  13. Oxford Boat Club Flag?
  14. South Sudan UFE
  15. Unknown Turkmenistan State Flag
  16. Unknown Summer Olympics Flag (Stockholm 1912)
  17. Danish UFE in Hillerød
  18. German UFE near Tinkerup Beach
  19. Unknown Stained Panzer Streamer

Unidentified Flags on this Page:

  1. UFE: Syrian Democratic Army?
  2. Albanian Flag(?) from Hoxha's Bunker
  3. Unidentified - Likely Hamburg Related
  4. UFE in Rabat, Malta
  5. Unidentified Swallow-Tail
  6. Flag on Indonesian Banknote
  7. Unknown flag in Bramley, England

Unidentified Flags on other pages:


19-20. UFE: Syrian Democratic Army? Positive ID

Image from Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 March 2019

This unidentified flag (source) probably belonging to Syrian Demokratic Army, led by Kurds, the formation that broke the last resistance of ISIS. The yellow flag has a Turkish(?) inscription beneath a map of Syria, probably showing the region, claimed for autonomy by Kurds. Can anybody add to or confirm this?
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 March 2019

Image from Jens Pattke, 23 March 2019

The yellow flag is in fact the flag of the Syrian Democratic Forces. The inscriptions are in Arabic, Kurdish and Assyrian.
Jens Pattke, 23 March 2019


19-21. Albanian Flag(?) from Hoxha's Bunker Some Speculation

Image from Krystof Huk, 23 March 2019

This summer I had the opportunity to, among others, visit Albania. When we stopped in the Tirana bunker of Enver Hoxha, the Albanian dictator, his personal quarters had what appears to be a banner hanging on the wall. I have been unable to find any information on it on FOTW (could be missing something very obvious, of course) or on Google. It's a red banner with what appears to be a border of the Cyrillic letter Ж (according to Gianluca Lentini it is the equivalent of the Albanian "xh". All the letters are formed by their outlines except for one in the upper hoist half, which is "filled in" and fully black. On each side of this banner are three black shield outlines with a four-point mural crown, all containing the Albanian double eagle. In theory it could also simply be some drape or decorative fabric but the way it is displayed suggests a flag. Is anybody here familiar with this item?
Krystof Huk, 23 March 2019

While I cannot tell anything about the flag, I can provide a small correction about the Cyrillic letter Ж: its basic sound value, in all Slavic languages, is the equivalent of Albanian "zh" (Czech ž), although it may correspond to Albanian "xh" in some other languages. (source)
Albanian "xh" is the equivalent of several Cyrillic letters and digraphs, depending on the language, but Ж is very rarely used for that; most frequently, the digraph ДЖ is used. (source)
Tomislav Todorovic, 24 March 2019

No way way to fasten it, nothing to suggest it's more than a table cloth, as far as I'm concerned.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 26 March 2019


19-22. Unidentified - Likely Hamburg Related Positive ID

Image from Clay Moss, 24 March 2019

Any idea? Seen on eBay.
Clay Moss, 24 March 2019

The flag has the Hamburg castle in the canton, but does not seem to be in our Hamburg collection. The object on the central fish is (I think) a 30 cm ruler.
Rob Raeside, 25 March 2019

It's the flag of Ahrenkiel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 March 2019


19-23. UFE in Rabat, Malta Some Speculation

Trimmed image from Clayton Horner, 28 March 2019

I saw this flag in Rabat, Malta a few days ago, and I do not know what it is. Maybe someone out there can help. The stripes are blue and white. There are 18 of them.
Clayton Horner, 28 March 2019

We do not have this flag in our Maltese section on FOTW.
Rob Raeside, 28 March 2019


19-24. Unidentified Swallow-Tail Some Speculation

Image from Peter Edwards, 22 April 2019

The image is flipped, but called a "Vintage British/Jewish Kiel Yacht Burgee". (Source)
Perhaps a Yacht club officer's distinguishing flag?
Peter Edwards, 22 April 2019

Identification is required. Doesn't show up on our Off-centred Crosses page.
Rob Raeside,22 April 2019


19-25. Flag on Indonesian Banknote

Image from John Bertrand, 25 April 2019

Do you know anything about a flag that appears on an Indonesian banknote? The flag is next to Pattimura's head.
John Bertrand, 25 April 2019


19-26. Unknown flag in Bramley, England Some Speculation

Image from Jason Saber, 26 April 2019

This flag is unknown to me. The flag seen flying in Bramley, Surrey, England.
Jason Saber, 26 April 2019

The flag arms looks similar to the keys found on the Surrey arms.
Rob Raeside, 26 April 2019


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