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War Ensign (Papua New Guinea)

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[War Ensign (Papua New Guinea)] 3:4   image by Željko Heimer, 28 March 2003

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National Defence: 4300 men (Army 88.4%, Navy 9.3% and Air Force 2.3%). War ensign. Source: Encyclopaedia Universalis Yearbook, 1998.
Ivan Sache
, 24 May 1999

From The World Defence Almanac 2000-01, Military Technology, Vol XXV, Issue 1/2001, ISSN 0722-3226, page 342:

Papua New Guinea
Personnel: About 550;
Fleet: 1 MADANG (ATTACK type) large patrol craft
5 TARANGAU class large patlol craft (Australian-built ASI315 type)
2 SALAMAUA class landing craft
1 ex-australian HTS-503 tug
Major Naval Bases: Manu Island, Port Moresby, Buka, Alotau.
NB: The Government also operates eight landing craft and one buoy tender separately from the defence force.

Željko Heimer, 9 October 2002


The simplest variants of the White Ensign are those ensigns which place the national flag in the canton of a plain white field (like Bangladesh). Papua New Guinea also uses such a naval ensign. Source: flag table in Jane's Fighting Ships [jfs].
Jan Oskar Engene
, 19 September 1996

White ensign —no red cross— with the national flag in canton. According to Album des Pavillons 2000 [pay00] the ratio is 3:4.
Željko Heimer
, 3 October 2002