Until 1864, the Red Ensign was the principal ensign of the Royal Navy, and as such it was worn by ships of the RedSquadron of the navy, as well as by those warships that were not assigned to any squadron (i.e., those sailing under independent command).
Red Ensign of the Union of South Africa as it appeared from 1910 to 1912.
The Union of South Africa used a Red Ensign as its de facto national flag from 1910 until 1928, with the shield of its coat of arms in the fly.
The RED HORSE concept of operations states that the unit's primary mission is to provide major force bed-down, heavy damage repair, and heavy engineering operations within its regional area of responsibility.
RED HORSE civil-engineering squadrons are wartime-structured units that provide a heavier engineering capability than the civil engineering base Prime BEEF and Prime RIBS units.
RED HORSE squadrons are packaged to be available early in the time-phased deployment data flow, and they are dedicated to up-front engineer missions.
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