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Canadian Service Flag

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[Canadian Service Flag] image contributed by Albert S. Kirsch
Source: Flagscan

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In the latest issue of Flagscan, page 16, is shown a Canadian service flag exactly modeled on (or is it the reverse?) the US service flag, right down to the colors: a blue maple leaf on a white field within a wide red border. The drawing dates from World War I.

Is it still in use, as the US version is? If not, when did it die out? Does/did it have a gold leaf for a soldier killed in action?
Albert S. Kirsch, 31 January 2006

Al asked if the leaf on the Canadian Service flag displayed a gold leaf if a soldier was killed as in the USA Service Flag. The answer is contained in the ad from which the colorized illustration was taken, unfortunately the text was deleted. It states the leaf was red for those who have fallen.
Dave Martucci, 19 July 2009

Variants of the flag

[Canadian Service Flag]  [Canadian Service Flag] images by Eugene Ipavec, 19 July 2009

[Canadian Service Flag]  [Canadian Service Flag] images by Eugene Ipavec, 19 July 2009

The illustration referenced above shows the flag in two sizes, ~2:3 and ~3:5/4:7, the latter with a thinner border and larger leaf, probably just artistic randomness.
Eugene Ipavec, 19 July 2009