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A Swiss newspaper published an article about the use of airplanes at the Winter Olympic Games of 1928
and 1948 in St. Moritz. One photo from 1948 shows a so-called "Flagge" with the Swiss cross on red, a
vertical flag hoisted from a crossbar in the manner of a gonfanon. The lower end of the flag is not
visible. The special thing about the flag is the cross, which is not centered or placed in the hoist as
usual with these flags, but offset towards the upper end. It has neither the design of "Flaggen" we
present on FOTW with the cross in the hoist and a bicolour fly part. The airplane with the
HB-ARU marking is a "Fieseler Storch" Fi-156. These planes could fly very slow and were well suited
(Source: Südostschweiz am Wochenende/Bündner Zeitung, suedostschweiz.ch, 25 February 2023)
Martin Karner, 3 March 2023
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Regioboot is a private club of small ship owners, located in Basel, Switzerland. They represent the
interests of the small tenants in Basel marina and take care of a coordinated appearance with the
canton of Basel-Stadt, the Swiss Rhine ports and the Rhine police. Among the
photos of the club's website there
are also pictures of their flag and logo (see above).
In the webshop a
pennant is offered, among other things with the logo.
Flag and logo (both square) show on a white field a blue stripe that makes a right angle arc from the top left corner to the bottom right corner. The stripe has the white inscription "Regioboot". In the right upper corner of the emblem is a ship's propeller whose three blades are designed as the flags of the countries of the tri-border region: France, Germany and Switzerland. The blue stripe represents the "Rheinknie" (knee of the Rhine) as the club's territory (In Basel the Rhine makes a 90-degree right turn to the north). The three-blades propeller stands for the triborder-region as the members' home.
Martin Karner, 4 March 2023
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The Swiss Motorboat Association FSM (French: Fédération Suisse Motonautique; German: Schweizerischer
Motorbootverband; Italian: Associazione svizzera per tutti i conducenti di barca a motore) is committed
to the interests of private shipping on all Swiss waters. It is committed to sustainable and free
shipping, and defends itself against an escalating flood of laws that threatens free navigation. It was
founded in 2007 from a merger of the Swiss Association of Motorboat Clubs and the Swiss Alliance for
Their flag, which is offered in the webshop, is a rectangle Swiss flag with the logo in the upper left corner. The logo shows a yellow ship's propeller on a white ship's steering wheel which makes it not very distinctive. On the right side of the logo are the yellow letters FSM, the lettering runs from bottom to top.
The pennant, which is part of the logo and also offered in the webshop, has a completely different design: on a blue field a Swiss flag in the upper left corner. Three horizontal white stripes are placed on the upper half of the pennant, the lowest one running along the Swiss flag. The Swiss cross on the pennant displayed in the shop is offset to the right, on the logo it's centered.
The logo shows on a white field a black drawn anchor with a rope behind the coloured pennant, surrounded by two concentric circles in which the letters FSM are written on the top. On the sticker, also offered in the shop, there is additionally the inscription "FÉDÉRATION SUISSE MOTONAUTIQUE" at the bottom of the circles. (website)
Martin Karner, 12 March 2023