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FLAGS

Three types of flags are permitted to be hoisted by Ordnance depots/ units in peace and on special occasions. The National flag, flown at the main Headquarters in static depot, the Corps flag, flown at the Quarter Guards of all static/field depots /units and the Ordnance distinguishing Pennant.

The AOC Regimental flag is of navy Blue colour with a narrow horizontal saxe blue band between two broader maroon bands across the middle. These colours are registered at the Royal College of Heraldic Colours, UK. These were the Colours of King George IV who very graciously permitted them to be used by the Royal AOC. The flag is made of bunting cloth. Its size depends on the mast height, the primary objective being to render it sufficiently conspicuous.

Made of Navy Blue bunting, the Ordnance pennant comes in one standard size of 0.9 mtrs x 0.6 mtrs with a red ball of 0.3 Meters in the fly. The Ordnance distinguishing pennant is used by all field units as a direction indicating flag, and is also to be flown at HQ of Ord representatives in field formations and in temporary camps on exercises, on maneuvers and on active service.

Army Ordnance Corps was awarded the Colours by the Vice President of India Shri GS Pathak on 08 Dec 1970 at AOC Centre Secunderabad. The Ordnance Colour is a scarlet silken flag with Ordnance crest in the center and surrounding it is wreath of Ashoka leaves and Lotus flowers.


COLOURS

Regitmental colours are the symbol of the spirit of the regiment. They stand for everything that is noble and honourable. The Colours prior to being taken into use are consecrated at a religious ceremony.

The colours are always kept encased in the Quarter Guard of the AOC Centre. Whenever these are to be brought on parade they are always escorted by an armed “Nishan Toli”. The colours are only to be paraded on specific ceremonial occasions and are given a salute when they are brought on parade.

Army Ordnance Corps was awarded the Colours by the Vice President of India Shri GS Pathak on 08 Dec 1970 at AOC Centre Secunderabad. The Ordnance Colour is a Scarlet Silken Flag with Ordnance Crest in the and surrounding it is a wreath of Ashoka leaves and Lotus flowers.

His Excellency Shri GS Pathak, Vice President of India arrives for the Colour Presentation.

 

Ordnance Colours being presented by the Vice President of India Shri GS Pathak The Vice President and Colonels' Comdt among the Officers who took part in the Colours
Presentation Parade



 

      
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