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Air Force Academy Flag (Taiwan)

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[Air Force Academy]
(de jure since 1986?, de facto since circa 1992)
image by Akira Oyo and Miles Li, 11 August 2014


See also:

The current ROC Air Force Academy flag (since 1986?) is the same as the Air Force flag, fringed in yellow, with the name of the Academy in black letters on a white vertical strip near the hoist. 
Miles Li, 25 June 2014

Note that the red letters on the badge on these flags read, from left to right, "Jiangqiao" ("Stoutbridge", an air base near Hangzhou where the Academy was founded). It is interesting to note that when the flag was first designed in 1948 it was standard practice to write Chinese from right to left; the fact that the red letters are written from left to right shows a Western influence which becomes the norm today.
Miles Li, 11 August 2014


Central Flying School (Chinese Republic, 1932-38)

[Central Flying School]
image by Miles Li, 27 September 2014

Central Flying School is the predecessor of the ROC Air Force Academy.
Despite its sawtooth fringe and its strip with unit name, this flag could be hoisted onto a fixed flagstaff as well as carried on a handheld flagpole.
Miles Li, 27 September 2014


Air Force Academy 1948-58

de facto:
[Air Force Academy]
image by Akira Oyo and Miles Li, 11 August 2014

de jure:
[Air Force Academy]
image by Akira Oyo and Miles Li, 12 August 2014

The pattern used was that of the ROCAF unit flag 1948-58: Red with the Air Force flag in the canton, the unit badge in the lower fly, and a yellow vertical stripe at the hoist bearing the unit name in black letters. Unlike later versions it had no fringe. Proportions 3:5. Canton being 9/20 the length and 1/2 the width of the flag, i.e. proportions 2:3. Hoist being 1/10 the length of the flag.
Miles Li, 06 June 2014


Air Force Academy flag 1958-81

de facto:
[Air Force Academy]
image by Akira Oyo and Miles Li, 11 August 2014

de jure:
[Air Force Academy]
image by Akira Oyo and Miles Li, 12 August 2014


Air Force Academy 1981-86

de facto:
[Air Force Academy]
image by Akira Oyo and Miles Li, 11 August 2014

It was the flag of ROC Air Force Academy since 1981-86.
Akira Oyo, 25 June 2014

Please refer to the following YouTube footage from 1981: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6iWMluxczQ
This flag was flanked by four unit-like flags. Which is why I say this flag was the ROC Air Force Academy flag 1981-86, and others the unit flag.
Miles Li, 25 June 2014

de jure:
[Air Force Academy]
image by Akira Oyo and Miles Li, 12 August 2014


Air Force Academy flag

(de facto 1986?-circa 1992)
[Air Force Academy]
image by Akira Oyo and Miles Li, 26 June 2014


Air Force Academy units flag  - 1962?-1986

[Air Force Academy]
image by Miles Li, 12 August 2014

It was the style of the flags of the cadet units (such as the regiment, the battalions, and the companies) at ROC Air Force Academy before 1986. The badge of the academy was adopted in 1949, so the style might have been used since 1949 to 1986.
Akira Oyo, 25 June 2014

Note that the red letters on the badge of this flag read, vertically, "Officers' School". The name of the unit is written in black letters on the yellow hoist.
Miles Li, 11 August 2014

The name of the unit was written in black letters on the yellow hoist.
Miles Li, 12 August 2014