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List of Singaporean flags

National flag

Flag Duration Use Description
1959 – Flag of Singapore A horizontal bicolor of red over white, charged in white in the canton with a crescent facing, towards the fly, a pentagon of five stars.
1966 – Civil ensign Used by Singapore-registered civilian ships. Referred to in law as the Red Ensign.

Government

Flag Duration Use Description
1960 – Presidential standard Used to denote the presence of the President of Singapore while in the country.
1960 – Government ensign Used by non-military, government vessels.

Military

Flag Duration Use Description
1965 – Flag of the Singapore Armed Forces
1965 – Service Flag of the Singapore Army
1965 – Service Flag of the Republic of Singapore Air Force
1967 – Naval ensign Used by military ships owned by the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN).
1965 – Commissioning pennant Used on warships currently commissioned by the RSN. The length of the pennant depends on how long the ship has been commissioned. The design features the crescent and five stars, similar to the other flags of Singapore.[1]

Miscellaneous

Flag Duration Use Description
1929– Malaysia Preventive Service flag To be used by Malaysian owned ships when operating in Singaporean waters

Historic

Flag Duration Use Description
1874–1942 Straits Settlements Adopted when Singapore was joined with Malacca and Penang as a single Crown colony.
1942–1945 Flag of Japan Used during the Japanese occupation of Singapore. The actual flag is still used in Japan as the national flag (officially since 1999 after some modifications).
1946–1959 Crown colony of Singapore Adopted when Singapore became a Crown colony on its own following the dissolution of the Crown colony of the Straits Settlements.
1963–1965 Flag of Malaysia Used in Singapore during the Union with Malaysia. Still the current flag of Malaysia.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Navy News (Volume 3)" (PDF). Republic of Singapore Navy. 2009-09-07. Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
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