Our U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Ensign 15" by 23" flag is sewn applique and embroidery on one side on 200 denier nylon with brass grommets and strong header and is a very durable flag.
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary was formed in 1939 to provide a civilian reserve to support the Coast Guard's ability to cope with the boom in recreational boating in the United States. It is an unpaid, voluntary organization of boaters, aircraft owners, and others who make their equipment available to support any of the Coast Guard's statutory missions, focusing particularly on boating safety education and inspections. The basic unit of the auxiliary is the local flotilla, composed of at least 10 vessels. Flotillas are grouped into divisions, which are in turn grouped into districts corresponding to the district structure of the regular Coast Guard. This flag is medium blue with a broad white diagonal band and the Auxiliary emblem in blue and white on the center. It is known among members as the "blue ensign." It is flown both day and night when the Auxiliarist is aboard.