Saturday, March 11, 2017

Semaphore Flag for the Letter L - Lima

The Lima Composite Semaphore flag is orange and black.  It has an orange background because L is the 12th latter of the alphabet.  Consequently the ones digit value of 2 is coded to orange, which is used for the background.  The black stripes are due to the human shape of holding flags in the normal Lima position.  The stars indicate the right arm, as starboard is the right-side of a person, ship, plane, or car. 

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