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Pakistani Navy

Last modified: 2011-06-11 by ian macdonald
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Naval Jack

[Pakistani Naval Jack] 2:3, by Željko Heimer

Old Naval Jack

[Old Pakistani Naval Jack] by Martin Grieve, 3 November 2002

In Pederson (1971) book figure 399 shows a Jack of Pakistan. Notes say "adopted in 1956".  Any abolition date?
Martin Grieve, 3 November 2002

No, nothing on abolition, but a note on use. At http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/pakistan/navy-intro.htm is the statement that in 1956 the "PN jack and Pakistan flag replaced the Queen's colour and the white ensign respectively." This indicates that the flag provided by Martin, for a while at least, served as the Pakistan Navy's ceremonial color.
Joe McMillan, 3 February 2003

I believe that the Jack was adopted in 1956 (green with two anchors) and then moved to blue with white navy badge on 1960.
Jaume Ollé, 16 February 2003


Chief of Naval Staff

[Chief of the Naval Staff of the Pakistani Navy] by Željko Heimer

Blue flag with the white emblem of the Navy encircled in a wreath of leaves (of what kind?).
Željko Heimer, 9 September 2002

[Chief of the Naval Staff of the Pakistani Navy] by Arfan Hashmi, 23 May 2005

The flag has the ribbon superimposed on the wreath.
Arfan Hashmi, 23 May 2005


Admiral of the Fleet

[Admiral of the Fleet of the Pakistani Navy] 2:3 by Željko Heimer

Blue flag with the white emblem of the Navy near the hoist and five white five- pointed stars in the fly, 2-1-2.
Željko Heimer
, 9 September 2002


Admiral

[Admiral of the Pakistani Navy] 2:3 by Željko Heimer

Blue flag with the white emblem of the Navy near the hoist and four white five- pointed stars in the fly, 2 and 2.
Željko Heimer
, 9 September 2002


Vice-Admiral

[Vice-Admiral of the Pakistani Navy] 2:3 by Željko Heimer

Blue flag with the white emblem of the Navy near the hoist and three white five- pointed stars in the fly.
Željko Heimer
, 10 September 2002


Rear-Admiral

[Rear-Admiral of the Pakistani Navy] 2:3 by Željko Heimer

Blue flag with the white emblem of the Navy near the hoist and two white five- pointed stars in the fly.
Željko Heimer
, 10 September 2002


Commodore

[Commodore of the Pakistani Navy] 2:3 by Željko Heimer

A blue swallow-tailed triangular pennant, the emblem of the Navy near the hoist and a white five-pointed star in fly.
Željko Heimer
, 10 September 2002


Senior Officer Afloat

[Senior Officer Afloat of the Pakistani Navy] 2:3 by Željko Heimer

A blue swallow-tailed triangular pennant, the emblem of the Navy near the hoist.
Željko Heimer
, 10 September 2002


Navy Aircraft Marking

Green roundel with a small white disk in the center, all bordered yellow, and overall a black anchor with a golden cable.
Željko Heimer, 10 September 2002

Cochrane & Elliott (1998) also showed the naval air arm (formed 1973) roundel as the Air Force roundel charged with an anchor with a white rope. Wheeler (1986) showed it with a yellow rope (and yellow border). Photos at http://www.pakaviation.com/PVA/Library/AirPhotos/Military/PakNV_Aircraft/PNS_Fokker-50.jpg and http://www.pakaviation.com/PVA/Library/AirPhotos/Military/PakNV_Aircraft/Photo_PNS_Fokker2.html show indeed a yellow rope and yellow border. They also show that that navy aviation still use the old fin flash (also with yellow border).
Dov Gutterman, 21 June 2004


Naval Standard

[National Standard of the Pakistani Navy] by Jaume Ollé

This is an image of the National Standard of the Pakistan Navy. The pale green in the crescent and the star is not an error [but see below]. This is not the navy ensign.
Jaume Ollé, 7 Aug 1999

The Naval Standard is awarded to all combatant units. Regiments of the Pakistan Army are also awarded the National flag, but they carry their specific regimental crest in place of the Naval Crest.
Arfan Hashmi, 08 Mar 2000

As noted by above select Pakistani military organizations carry a national standard consisting of the national flag defaced by the organization's badge in the upper hoist. I have now seen color photographs of the national standards of the Pakistan Air Force, the Pakistan Military Academy, the President's Bodyguard, and unidentified infantry and cavalry regiments. All have the crescent and star in white, as one would expect. This leads me to question Jaume's statement on this page that "The pale green in the crescent and the star is not an error." I wonder what the source is for believing the crescent and star to be pale green?
Joe McMillan, 16 January 2002

A photograph of Pakistan Navy sailors on parade, shown at http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/63/Pakisan_First.jpg/800px-Pakisan_First.jpg shows that the pale green clearly is an error. The flag is the usual Pakistani dark green with white crescent and star; green and white fringe, cord, and tassels. It would be interesting to know what the other flag is; possibly a unit colour of some sort?
Joe McMillan, 19 March 2010

See Construction Sheet page for details of the construction of the flag.