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Thanks Miles Li for mentioning this video (
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jf1MzMcDTo) as a source for old Airline
companies' flags. The video shows the flag (at 0:26) of Cunard Eagle Airways. In
March 1960, the Cunard Steamship Company,
official website: http://www.cunard.com/)
bought a 60% shareholding for £30 million of British Eagle Airways, resulting in
a change of name to Cunard Eagle Airways. In the wake of several government
anti-monopoly practices during the early 1960s, Eagle saw its opportunity to run
from an international scheduled passenger and freight carrier to transAtlantic
British Eagle Airways (also British International Airlines) was a major British independent airline that operated from 1948 until it went into liquidation in 1968. It operated scheduled and charter services on a domestic, international and transatlantic basis over the years.
The parent companies of British Eagle Airways and Cunard Eagle Airways were: Eagle Aviation Ltd (1948-1963), British Eagle International Airlines Ltd (1963-1966) and Eagle International Airlines Ltd (1966-1968)."
The flag of Cunard Eagle Airways was a crimson red horizontal flag with the "E" logo in the middle in white, and below the name of the company in white capital letters.
Esteban Rivera, 24 January 2016