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Philippines Marine Corps

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[Philippines marine corps] by Frank Suha


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Description of the flag

The Philippine marines is a service under the Philippine navy (after the American model).  The flag has the same proportions as the Philippine national flag, with the seal of the Philippine marine corps.
Manuel L. Quezon III, 12 February 2002

The correct color is scarlet or blue. In the center is the Sun Shield and Anchor emblem of the Philippine Marine Corps with the words Karangalan Katungkulan Kabayanihan etched on a scroll bordering the lower half of the emblem. A small image of the red version can be seen at this location or in use on parade here.
Frank Suha, 29 September 2004

The seal of the Philippine Marines is a compact symbol of everything that the Corps stands for. The anchor signifies that the Marines form part of the Philippine Navy. The closed anchor chain depicts the strong bond between the Fleet and the Marines. The shield represents the Marines' defense mission. The sun's eight rays depict the first provinces that revolted against Spain -- linking the gallantry and nationalist spirit of the Revolutionaries to those of the present-day Marines. Inscribed on the scroll are the three ideals of the Marines: Karangalan, Katungkulan, Kabayanihan (Honor, Duty, Valor). The rope represents the strong bond that links Marines to one another, and its closed loop means that a Marine will forever remain a Marine. The background colors of Red and Gold symbolize courage and nobility.
Frank Suha, 5 October 2004

The scarlet version of the flag is laid out in the same way.
Frank Suha, 18 November 2004


Marine Corps emblem (detail)

[Philippines marine corps commandant] located by Miles Li from http://www.philippinemarinecorps.mil.ph


Marine Basic Training Class flag

[Philippines marines basic training class flag] by Frank Suha

The Philippine Marine Basic Training Class flag. Usually a platoon or company sized unit that is undergoing "Warrior" or recruit training to become members of the "Few and Proud..."  This flag was displayed at the Philippine Marine Association Birthday Ball this November 04.
Frank Suha, 25 November 2004


Marine Battalion

[Philippines marines basic training class flag] located by Valentin Poposki, 19 December 2005

The flag of the Philippine Marine Battalion is shown at http://www.philippinemarinecorps.mil.ph/pmcbattalion.html.
Valentin Poposki, 19 December 2005