- The heraldic term used to describe burning - flambant see
Flag of Belpberg, Switzerland (fotw); Arms and Flag of
Il-Kalkara, Malta (fotw); Flag of Bleiken bei Oberdiessbach, Switzerland (fotw)
- See inflamed and incensed.
Arms and Flag of Ivanska, Croatia (fotw)
- FLAMED GYRONNY
- See flammes.
Colour of the
Regiment Reding, Spain, c1740 (fotw)
- FLAMME DE BOEUF
- See bullock pennant.
- See flammes,
Flag of Csepel, Hungary (official website)
- FLAMME DE FOURRAGÈRE
- See lanyard pennant.
Flamme de Fourrangιre/Lanyard Pennant for Six Citations of the Lιgion d'Honneur -Overseas Operations, France (fotw)
- FLAMME DE GUERRE
- See masthead pennant 1).
Flamme de Guerre/Masthead Pennant of France (fotw)
- 1) The term that is used to describe a series of long wavy-edged (that is
flame-like) triangles, which radiate from a central point to the edges of a
flag, and historically, a characteristic of Swiss military regiments in
foreign service a gyronny wavy or flamed gyronny see gyronny (also
pile(s) wavy 1),
and wavy flame).
- 2) This term may also be used to describe these same flame-like triangles which extend only to the corner
sections of a flag, and typical of historic German military usage but see pile(s) wavy 1).
Colours of Swiss Regiments in Foreign Service: De Meuron, British Pre-1801; Reding, French c1760;
Niderost, Spanish c1720 (fotw); Colour of the
1st Sea Battalion, Germany c1900 (Klaus-Michael Schneider)
- 1) A late Roman military flag of elongated shape designed to fly horizontally
and split along its entire length.
- 2) A pre-heraldic flag cut into the form of a flame (see also
Please note, at least one source suggests that flammula 1)
might have been two red streamers attached to a lance (see also
- A flame shaped flag edge now characteristic of the Far East, but see also
flammula 2)) above, and flammully.
Imperial Standard, China c1870 (fotw)
- 1) Specifically in largely Central-European usage, the term for a series of flame-like
(that is wavy-edged) triangular charges, that facing both inward and outward, create a repeating
pattern of colours and form the border of a flag - usually around four edges, but occasionally
along the outer sides or a single edge only (see also border,
flammule above, flammully and
- 2) Generically as above, but the term may be extended to include a border consisting of triangular
charges (either upright or slanted) whose sides are straight a zigzag border but see note below.
Imperial Standard 1828 1894 and another Imperial Flag, Austria-Hungary (Željko Heimer);
Flag of a General Officer, Austria (fame); Royal Standard of
Yugoslavia 1925? 1937 (fotw)
Please note with regard to 2) that the term flammulets should
only apply to a border where the triangular charges face both inward and outward, and that
where those charges face only inward the correct term is wolfteeth.
- FLAMMULLY (or FLAMULLY)
- A term that may be used when there are a number of flame-like projections from a charge or ordinary,
or to describe a border made up of flammulets (see also
From left: Examples (2); Presidential Standard of The Czech Republic (fotw)
- FLAPPING FLAG
- An exact translation of the German terms knatterflagge or knatterfahne
vertically hoisted flag.
Flapping/Vertically Hoisted Flag of Sankt Wolfgang, Germany (fotw)
- FLASH COLLAR
- A decorative cover sometimes used at the base of an outdoor flagpole.
- A charge reputedly in the form of a stylized lily, particularly associated
with the former Royal House of France but widely used elsewhere - a heraldic
lily (see also
fleury below and
cross fleury in appendix VIII and
Flag and Arms of Sveta Marija, Croatia (fotw); The Royal Banner of France (fotw); Flag of Aarchot, Belgium; Flag of Florence,
- FLEUR-DE-LIS CROSS(or FLEURY CROSS)
- See cross fleury in appendix VIII.
Flag and Arms of Guriezo, Spain (fotw)
- FLEURY (FLORY, FLORETTY or FLORONNY)
- The heraldic term used when a charge (or charges) or an ordinary, such as a cross, baton or
bar, is (or are) decorated with fleur-de-lis flory, floretty or floronny (see also
cross fleury in appendix VIII).
Flag of Brislach, Switzerland (fotw);
Flag of Puigcerdΰ, Spain (fotw);
Arms of Moravče, Slovenia (fotw);
Flag of Grellingen, Switzerland (fotw)
Please note that this term is never used alone, but always with the charge so
described - for example batons-fleury as illustrated above.
- FLOTILLA COMMAND PENNANT
- See command pennant.
Flotilla Command Pennant, Sweden (fotw)
- FLάGER (or FLάGEL)
- The terms in German language vexillology for a wimpel or wimpels that are stiffened with a frame see wimpel.
Flόger of the Hamburg Customs Flag (Klaus-Michael Schneider)
- 1) That edge or section of a flag, which lies opposite to (or furthest from)
the flagpole, mast or staff (see also Appendix I
- 2) (v) The act of displaying a flag from a flagpole, flag mast or flag staff
(see also 'wear a flag').
- 3) The length of a flag (see also length).
- FLY EDGE (or FLY END)
- See fly 1).
- See chevron 1)
Flag of Ureterp, The Netherlands (fotw)
Please note that this is an extension of an existing term and has been introduced by the
editors as no established alternative could be found.
- 1) A direct translation of the Dutch term vluchtdiagonaal but see
bend sinister, per bend sinister and
ascending diagonal 2).
- 2) See inclined fly.
Flag of Klobouky u Brna, Czech Republic (fotw)
- See triangle.
Flag of Rawson, Argentina (Ivan Sache)
- FLYING ANGEL FLAG
- A term for the flag of The Missions to Seafarers (formerly The Missions to Seamen),
a worldwide missionary and welfare arm of the Anglican Church founded in 1856 (see also
bethel flag and
From left: A Former Design c1950; Flag of The Missions to Seafarers From 2000, UK (fotw)
- FLYING AT THE LEECH
- See leech and its following note (also
- FLYING AT THE PEAK (or AT THE PEAK OF THE GAFF)
- See peak 1) and its following notes (also
- FLYING LINE
- A short, weighted length of line that is suspended below a helicopter, other slow
moving aircraft or from the forward stumpmast yardarm of a cargo transit vessel on inland
waterways, used to fly a banner, flag or house flag and with the weight adjusted to the
speed of the craft involved in order to keep it vertical but see flying rod below
(also banner 5), 'house flag 1)',
stumpmast and yardarm).
Please note that this term (and flying rod below) has been introduced by
the Editors as no existing established term could be found.
- FLYING ROD
- A short, removable rod that is vertically mounted above and/or below the yardarm of a
stumpmast and which is used for the flying of a house flag or pennant, usually aboard cargo transit
craft on inland waterways - but see flying line above (also
house flag 1),
stumpmast and pennant 2) ).
Please note that this term (and flying line above) has been introduced by the
Editors as no existing established term could be found.