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Rajawong Yai Fai Na

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From the Singha Beer source:

Rajawong Yai
This dark blue flag [identical to th-r-opr.gif above] was one metre square with a yellow circle in the center, the diameter of which was half the width of the flag itself. In the middle of circle stood a red garuda.

The flag was first used in B.E.2453 [1910 AD] during the reign of King Rama VI, following a special Royal Decree R.S.129 pertaining to their use which divided the flags into two types: the Rajawong Yai and the Rajawong Noi. When flown from the main mast of a ship, the Rajawong Yai denotes the presence on board of the princes of royal blood on an official visit. Currently known as the "Rajawong Fai Na", the flag is used for the Prince or the Brothers of His Majesty the King.

Santiago Dotor, 27 Oct 1999

Other Princes' Flag until 1910


From the Singha Beer source:

Rajawong Flag
This dark blue flag measuring 5î by 6î [sic — elsewhere these î "units" are omitted, so they are probably wrong here — I guess they are ratios rather than actual measures, since measures are in cm elsewhere] carries the national coat of arms in the middle, above which hovers the Chakkra or Royal Wheel with a trident through the center. Above the "Chakkra" stands a crown.
The Rajawong first made its appearance during the reign of King Rama V in accordance with Royal Decree R.S.116. It was flown from the main mast of the Royal Yacht or of any battleship carrying a member of the Royal family on an official visit. It denoted the presence on board of a senior member of the Royal Family, one deemed worthy of a 21-gun salute to be accompanied by the ship's officers lined up on parade, together with a full parade of military officers and a band playing the Royal Anthem. Lesser members of the Royal Family needed to have special permission from His Majesty the King before using the flag, which remained in use until B.E.2453 [1910 AD].

Santiago Dotor, 27 Oct 1999