Air force ensign

An Air force ensign is a flag used by a national air force.

With the creation of independent air forces in the first half of the 20th century, a range of distinguishing flags and ensigns were adopted.[1] Such flags may often feature a roundel in the national colours.[2]

Notable examples include:

Air force flags

Some countries, such as the United States, designate their national air force standards as flags not ensigns. See the Flag of the United States Air Force for an example.


  1. Znamierowski. "Air force flags". The World Encyclopedia of Flags. p. 85.
  2. Crampton, William G (1989). The Complete Guide to Flags. Gallery Books. p. 133. ISBN 9780831716059.