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[King's colours for RAF] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 October 2010


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Description of the flag

It is a squarish flag in light greyish blue. The Union Jack is in its canton. In its centre is a golden cypher of King George VI topped by a royal crown in natural colours, and in the lower fly-end the roundel of the RAF. The flag is fringed silver and blue. The size is 45” square excluding fringes cords and it is carried on a staff 8’6” high surmounted by a royal crown. The colour was approved in December 1947.
Source: Barraclough (1969), p.86; image plate XIII
Klaus-Michael Schneider
24 October 2010


King’s Colour of RAF College in Cranwell (Lincolnshire)

[King’s Colour of RAF College in Cranwell] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 October 2010

It is a squarish flag in light greyish blue. In its centre is the badge of the College. It is an annulet (white according to description but golden according to image) edged with gold and containing a inscription in golden capitals. “ROYAL AIR FORCE COLLEGE CRANWELL”. The annulet is topped by the royal crown in natural colours. In the centre of the annulet is a figure of Daedalos, the father of Icaros. The latter, though warned by his father, died trying to approach the sun by using self made wings. A silver wreath of laurel is running the whole length of the periphery. The flag is fringed silver and blue.
The design was approved by King George VI on 20 June 1950
Source: Barraclough (1969), p.87; image plate XIII
Klaus-Michael Schneider 24 October 2010