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Description of the flag

The army flag differs from the state flag only by its ratio (2:3 vs. 1:2)
António Martins, 16 Feb 1999

Flag (Guidon) of Los Pozos

"During the Cisplatine War (also known as Guerra del Brasil, Guerra argentino-brasileña and Guerra rioplatense-brasilera) a naval engagement tool place on June 11, 1826 in Buenos Aires where Admiral (then Coronel Mayor de Marina) William Brown (also known in Spanish as Guillermo Brown) beat the Brazilian forces. For this action, a guidon was presented on July 3, 186 by distinguished ladies of Buenos Aires in honor of the great feat. It was later used by Brown as his own insignia in later military actions. It is located at the Museo Histórico Nacional and its measures are 440 mm by 400 mm. The top and the botom stripes are navly blue, and the middle stripe is white with the emblem in the midle. The emblem bears the inscription in gold script letters "11 , de Junio, de , 1826" between laurel and myrtus. The current "Reglamento de Ceremonial Naval" (Navy Ceremonial Guidebook) (R.G-1 921 “P”) in its Annex 10 describes it as a commemorative flag".


The flag is seen here: (source: It is also seen here: and (source:

The emblem of this flag (guidon) is found here:

A rendered version is located here:

The respective GIF is found here (by Francisco Gregoric):

And this is the commemorative flag according to official regulations:

Further bibliography on the flag is found here:
-- (Book) “La Bandera de Los Pozos”, by Luis Eduardo Agüero, Escuela Naval Militar, 1955
- (Gazzette) “La Bandera de Los Pozos”, by Humberto Burzio, “Boletín del Centro Naval”; vol. LXXII; Nº617; July-August 1954
Esteban Rivera, 9 January 2017