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[Naval Reserve flag] by Mark Sensen, 17 Jul 2002 See also:

Naval reserve ensign

Naval reserve ensign.
Dutch tricolour, in the center a white disk (2/3th of the flag height) with in black a foul anchor under the royal crown (the emblem of the Royal Netherlands Navy). Adopted by Order in Council on 28 February 1894, lastly confirmed by Order in Council on 16 November 1957.
This flag can be flown as national flag on merchant ships when the captain is an officer of the Royal Navy Reserve, but only with a warrant from Her Majesty the Queen.
Image based on Album2000.
Mark Sensen, 17 Jul 2002

Any idea how does one apply for a warrant? Is this also valid for hoisting on boats (and pleasure crafts as yachts), of course, if one has appropriate warrant?
Željko Heimer, 18 Jul 2002

As a naval reserve officer and a captain in the Dutch merchant marine, you may ask Her Majesty the Queen for permission to fly the Naval Reserve flag.
You do this via the C.O. Personnel Dutch Navy / Officers branch, who will check your status and will send your request via the ministry of defence with his recommendation to the Queen. When passed you will get a Royal decree granting permission to fly the flag on Dutch seagoing Merchant ships over 300 gross tons,
belonging to the one Dutch shipping company you are sailing for.
A copy of the Royal decree must be carried on board of the ship you fly the flag on, it may be checked by any naval vessel or by a naval port harbour master.
Sorry but you are not allowed to fly it on your private yacht (after retirement).
The Dutch Navy Yachtclub has a special pennant.
Dirk W. Rotgans, 20 Apr 2006