Last modified: 2015-12-11 by ian macdonald
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The Customs Act 2014 prescribes a Customs flag at Section 8. 'The Customs
flag is the Republic flag, with the addition in the fly of the words 'Nauru
Customs' in bold characters.'
Jeff Thomson, 23 November 2015
Although the Customs Ordinance of 1922 allowed for a Customs flag, no actual
flag prescription was known to be made. An Australian(?) Blue Ensign Customs
flag with N.C. in white 'under the jack' reportedly flown in the Government
launch in 1949 (but discontinued before 1954) was probably a local improvisation
by Nauru Customs staff.
This flag was flown when only the Customs Officer was on duty in the Government launch, and a Quarantine ensign ('the blue ensign with the yellow circle under the jack') when the Port Medical Officer was. When procedures changed and these two officers and the Harbourmaster used the launch together, a 'Red Ensign' was flown, presumably the Australian one.
Jeff Thomson, 10 November 2015