Royal Australian Naval White Ensign
White ensign helicopter flag flying over opera house
White ensign helicopter flag flying over harbour
White ensign and navy soilder
White ensign helicopter flag flying
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Header and nylon sister clip finish

Royal Australian Naval Ensign


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The Australian White Ensign (also known as the Australian Naval Ensign or the Royal Australian Navy Ensign) is a naval ensign used by ships of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) from 1967 onwards. From the formation of the RAN until 1967, Australian warships used the British White Ensign as their ensign. However, this led to situations where Australian vessels were mistaken for British ships, and when Australia became involved in the Vietnam War, the RAN was effectively fighting under the flag of another, uninvolved nation. Proposals were made in 1965 for a unique Australian ensign, which was approved in 1966, and entered use in 1967. The Australian white ensign is an Australian National Flag with a white background. It is flown from the stern of naval vessels. The Australian National Flag is flown from the bow.

Fully sewn and screen printed on poly woven fabric options are available. To purchase these flags however you will need to send through a Defence force purchase order, or permission to use from Navy Branding and Ceremonial branding manager.