Ensign

An ensign is a national flag when used at sea, in vexillology, or a distinguishing token, emblem, or badge, such as a symbol of office in heraldry. The word has also given rise to the military rank of "ensign", a rank of junior officer once responsible for bearing the ensign.

The word is derived from the Latin plural insignia.

Read more about Ensign:  National Ensigns, Heraldic Ensigns, Air Ensigns

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List Of USSR Navy Flags - Ensign and Flag
... Flag Date Name Note 29.08.1924 — 27.05.1935 Naval Ensign of the Soviet Union 27.05.1935 — 16.11.1950 16.11.1950 — 21.07.1992 23.11.1926 — 27.0 ...
List of Former Civil Air Ensigns
... Australia 1935-1948 Australian Civil Aviation Ensign An ensign based on the British Civil Air Ensign with the stars of the Southern Cross superimposed in gold Canada 1922 Canadian Civil ... Ghana 1964-1966 Ghanaian Civil Air Ensign A light blue ensign with the Flag of Ghana in the canton and the national star in the fly Greece 1935–1978 Greek Civil Air ... Also used as the ensign of the Hellenic Air Force (1973–1978) ...
Pearson Ensign
... The Ensign sailboat is the largest class of full keel boats in North America ... The Ensign reigns supreme coast to coast as a one strong one design fleet spanning purposes from family day sailor to one design racing machine ... The Ensign is 22 and 1/2 feet long, weighs about 3,000 pounds, has a draft of 3 feet (0.91 m) and is best raced with a crew of four ...
Air Ensigns
... of the 20th century, a range of distinguishing flags and ensigns were adopted ... Such ensigns may be divided into air force ensigns (such as the Royal Air Force Ensign) and civil air ensigns ... Air ensigns are often light blue in colour ...
Stanley B. Kimball - Writings - Articles
... Ensign 36 —— (April 1973) ... Ensign 21 —— (January 1979) ... Ensign 29 —— (April 1979) ...

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    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)