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Flag of the Prime Minister - Image by Željko Heimer, 10 October 2001
According to Album des Pavillons [pay00], the flag of the Prime Minister is a square blue flag with a white cross and three white rising diagonal stripes in the first quarter. This flag is prescribed by Royal Decree of 31 May 1914.
Željko Heimer & Nozomi Karyasu, 12 Decemmber 2009
Flag of the Minister of Defense - Image by Željko Heimer, 10 October 2001
According to Album des Pavillons [pay00], the flag of the Minister of Defense is similar to the Prime Minister's flag but with three white descending diagonal stripes in the third quarter.
Car flag of the Minister of Defense - Image by Željko Heimer, 10 October 2001
The same source shows the car flag of the Minister of Defense asa dark blue-red-light
blue horizontally divided flag, fimbriated white with the Minister's
emblem overall and a golden fring on three edges.
The emblem and the inscription can be seen on the website of the Ministry of Defense. The text has a quite unusual Greek font, though. The inscription ΑΜΥΝΕΣΘΑΙ ΠΕΡΙ ΠΑΤΡΗΣ stems from Homer's Iliad (12:243) and means "to defend one's country". The whole line reads: ηεις οιυος αριστος αμυνεσθαι περι πατρις (One omen is best, to fight for one's country).
Željko Heimer & Marcus Schmöger, 13 October 2001
The flag of the Minister of the Navy, a square version of the national flag, is shown in Album des Pavillons, edition 1995 [pie95] , but no longer shown in the 2000 edition [pay].
Željko Heimer, 14 October 2001