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by Mark Sensen, 19 Apr 2003
The Koninklijke Luchtmacht was formed on 1 July 1913 as Luchtvaartafdeling and adopted in 1914 its first roundel - an orange ball.
In 1921 a new roundel was adopted (same as today) with horizontal rudder stripes of red-white-blue.
In order to shaw its neutrality, a upside down orange triangle bordered in black was adopted in 1939 with no tail markinks.
During WWII - Dutch squadrons within the RAF (320-322) used the pre-war roundel - while in the East - Indies and the Antilles, a national flag was used on the fuselage, wings and tail (so say [c2e98]).
In 1945 - the current roundel was adopted. [c2e98] report also the national flag as fin flash, but it seems that it is not done anymore.
Naval air arm use the same roundel with inscription.
Dov van Gutterman, 21 Jun 2004