MYANMAR

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Part 3

 

Armed Forces

 

 

Armed Forces

Army

Navy

Air Force

Police

 

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Ministry of Defense

 

Picture: FOTW

 

Armed Forces

 

Flag of the Defense Services 2002-

 

Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces 2002-

 

Army

 

Army Flag

 

Commander in Chief of the Army 1989-

This flag shows a sword and a spear in saltire charged with an ancient Burmese helmet

 

Cap Badge (1974-2002ca)

 

About 2002 the cogwheel-and-map emblem was replaced by the anchor-wings-star emblem of the Defense Forces in gold, on a red background.

 

Navy

 

The Myanmar Navy was formed as the Navy of Burma in 1940

 

Naval Ensign, 1947-1974

 

Naval Ensign 1974-

 

Commander in Chief of the Navy 1989-

 

Air Force

 

Air Force Flag 16.01.1947-1974

 

Roundel 1947

 

Air Force Flag, 1974

 

 

 

 

 

Chief of Air Staff 1947-74

Commander in Chief of the Air Force 1989-

 

Police

 

Rangoon Police

 

Cap badge 1902-1920 ca

Cap badge (date unknown)

 

Burma Police

The Indian Imperial Police was the primary law enforcement in Burma until 1937, when it was split from British India.

 

Post WWII Star

Post WWII Cap Badge

 

Myanmar Police Force, formally known as The People's Police Force (Burmese: ပြည်သူ့ရဲတပ်ဖွဲ့; MLCTS: Pyi Thu Yae Tup Pwe), was established in 1964 as independent department under Ministry of Home Affairs. It was reorganised on 1 October 1995 and informally become a part of Tatmadaw.

 

Flag

 

Myanmar Police Force, achievement

Myanmar Police Force, arms (sleeve patch)

 

Myanmar Police Force, cap badge

 

See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatmadaw

 

 

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Hubert de Vries 2012-04-05