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Historical Flags 1977-1981 (Spain)

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[State and War Flag and War Ensign 1945-1977 (Spain)] 2:3
image by Santiago Dotor
Flag and coat-of-arms adopted 21st January 1977, abolished 1981



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Description

On February 2, 1938 General Franco introduced a new coat-of-arms, more or less according to the heraldry of the Catholic Kings Ferdinand and Isabel. (...) A new flag regulation was issued on October 11, 1945 and published one day later, slightly changing the coat-of-arms which is well known.

Emil Dreyer, 06 Jul 2003

Two years after General Franco's death and King John Charles I accession to the throne (22nd November 1975), a new coat-of-arms was approved by Decree of 21st January 1977 which replaced the 1945 one. The main differences with the previous one were:

  1. The eagle was blazoned as azorada ("rising," i.e. about to start flight, with slightly displayed wings) instead of pasmada ("closed" i.e. with closed, vertical wings).
  2. The motto ribbon surrounded the nimbus (the yellow disc behind the eagle's head) around the top, instead of passing beneath it and behind the neck.
  3. The nimbus was smaller, so that the eagle's beak partially protruded out of it.
  4. The "pillars of Hercules" moved onto the eagle's wings; pillar capitals and bases changed to gold.
  5. The eagle's claws held the coat-of-arms by mid-height (fess), instead of 3/4ths (base).
  6. The red ribbons around the yoke and the arrows were given the shapes of a classical letter "F" (for Catholic King Ferdinand II of Aragon) and "Y" (for his wife Queen Elizabeth - Ysabel in old Spanish spelling - I of Castile).

Santiago Dotor, 27 Nov 1998


42nd "Murcia" Regiment Colour (1977-1981)

[42nd 'Murcia' Regiment (Spain)]
image by Sergio Camero, 27 Jan 2006

The 42nd "Murcia" Regiment Colour (1977-1981) bears the new COA approved in 1977. There are two details not contemplated in the 1977 regulation:

  • The embroidered name of the Regiment.
  • The discontinuous hoist.

Sergio Camero, 27 Jan 2006