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Armed Forces' Flags (Jordan)

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Joint Service Flag

[Armed Forces Joint Service Flag (Jordan)] 1:2  image by Joseph McMillan, 04 April 2000

I was to Jordan in March 2000. In addition to the army flag there is a flag for the Jordan Armed Forces as a whole. It is similar to the army flag but has a combined services badge of crossed scimitars, anchor, and eagle, all surrounded by a wreath and ensigned with the Jordanian royal crown in proper colors. I saw this flag flying outside the General Headquarters in Amman and displayed in the office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, where it was trimmed with a red and gold fringe and topped with a finial consisting of a crown atop a large ball.
Joseph McMillan
, 04 April 2000

This flag is labelled in [Album des Pavillons 2001 "Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff."
Željko Heimer
, 30 March 2002

A similar Jordan "Joint Service" flag was found at It appears to be a barely viewable variant of the "Jordan Joint Service Flag" but has unreadable wording/slogans [which seem to read "8th" -- as in "8th Regiment"] on it surrounding the "wreath leaves"; c. June 1967 (Temple Mount in Jerusalem). However, in looking at Wikipedia "Order of Battle" during the June 1967 War, I see no listing for some mysterious "8th" unit: Sadly the photographer didn't ask that the flag be displayed better before he photographed it. 
Bill Garrison, 28 December 2022

Royal Maintenance Corps

[Royal Maintenance Corps Flag (Jordan)] 2:3  image by M. Schmöger, 19 November 2006

According to drawings on the website of the Royal Maintenance Corps, the flag of this unit seems to be a red-yellow-blue horizontal triband with the badge in the center. The badge shows a red flash surmounted by a rearing horse, all under a crown and surrounded by green wreath.

M. Schmöger, 19 November 2006

Unit Colours

At the RJAF website there is a photograph of a ceremony involving the kissing of a pale-blue air force flag or colour. The fact that it does apparently not show the national flag in the canton leads me to believe this might be a colour rather than the Air Force flag that we already know (more or less).

At a recent parade several colours were shown. Most of them were dark red with some golden device; several others were of different colours, including one in pale blue (perhaps another Air Force colour).

Source: Peter Young, The Arab Legion (1972), Men-at-arms Series, Reading (Osprey)

M. Schmöger, 19 November 2006

Unidentified Military Flags

A photo of a parade of the Jordanian military can be seen at the Hyperstealth website, with a whole slew of flags visible, though at some distance. The one in the first jeep is the national flag, the one to the far right is likely the war ensign, and some of the red ones are probably the army and joint-forces flags, but that still leaves ~15 (!) UFEs.

Eugene Ipavec, 04 October 2007