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image by Jens Pattke, 28 August 2009
In the reportage of European-TV "Euronews"
(28-VII-2009, 16 h) at <www.euronews.net>
is shown the flag of the
Colombian Coast Guard.
Jens Pattke, 28 August 2009
That is the flag of the Cuerpo de Guardacostas (Coast Guard
Corps). The official abbreviation is COGAC which stands for
Comando Cuerpo de Guardacostas.
The flag can also be seen in the ribbon bar of the Medalla Militar Servicios Distinguidos al "Cuerpo de Guardacostas" (Distinguished Service to the Coast Guard Military Medal), seen here in ribbon chart (sixth row, fourth ribbon from the left).
The term Corps here refers only to an Arm of Service (or Service Branch) within the Colombian Navy, mainly as the administrative grouping, not a Corps as a military formation (i.e. two or more Divisions).
The Cuerpo de Guardacostas was established in 1979. It is composed of mainly Offshore Patrol Vessels, Patrol Crafts, Patrol Boats and Patrol Stations.
Sources: <www.armada.mil.co> and wikipedia.
E.R., 29 August 2009