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Police Flag and Civil Defense (Taiwan)

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[Police flag - ROC] image by Tai Yu-liang, 17 April 2014



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Police Flag

I visited Taipei at the end of March 2010 and saw the Taiwanese Police Flag which is a dark red field charged with a yellow dove and a wreath and national emblem above.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 26 May 2010

According to response from Taiwanese Police Agency, the current flag of police was adopted on July 23 1974.
Akira Oyo, 02 April 2014


Civil Defense

In Taiwan, Civil Defense is an auxiliary of the National Police Agency.
Miles Li, 2 November 2021

Since circa 1992 (third generation)

[Civil Defense - ROC] image by Miles Li, 2 November 2021

The flag of Civil Defense is sky blue, with a pair of wings in blue-white-red tricolor, at its center a yellow plum blossom defaced by a blue disc bearing a white sun. The unit name is written in black on a white vertical strip at the hoist.

The third generation flag of Civil Defense is similar to the second generation flag, except the Nationalist Party emblem has been replaced with the national emblem (i.e. the white sun has become smaller relative to the blue disc). In practice, the second generation flag has remained by far the more common version even to this day.
Miles Li, 2 November 2021

Since circa 1955 (second generation)

[Civil Defense - ROC] image by Miles Li, 2 November 2021

The second generation flag of Civil Defense has curved wings, yellow fringes, and the white vertical strip either running all the way along the hoist (typical in earlier examples) or shortened and placed near the hoist. The proportions of the flag and the dimensions of the details can vary considerably.
Miles Li, 2 November 2021

Circa 1952 (first generation)

[Civil Defense - ROC] image by Miles Li, 2 November 2021

The first generation flag of Civil Defense, as used during the 1952 National Day parade, had straight wings, the plum blossom outlined (probably in black), and the white vertical strip running all the way along the hoist. A variant of the flag had the blue disc and white sun replaced with writing (possibly the county name in red).
Miles Li, 2 November 2021