Special Markings
International Committee of the Red Cross

of the International Committee of the Red Cross

This section describes and illustrates the special markings used by aircraft of the International Committee of the Red Cross, since its formation:


                                       
                       Main Marking                                             Fin Flash

1967-1970
Aircraft of the ICRC during the Biafra Airlift were marked with the distinctive Red Cross insignia on a white background. This marking was displayed above and below each wing, on the rear fuselage and on the fin. The fuselage marking was omitted on the C-97G. In addition, the aircraft were painted white overall. The titles INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS where carried on the upper fuselage sides.


                
                  Main Marking                                                       Fin Flash

1970-Present
As specified by the Geneva Conventions, aircraft of the ICRC are marked with the Red Cross insignia on a white background. This marking is displayed on the rear fuselage sides and often also on the fuselage belly, wing centre section or outer wing. In addition, the aircraft are normally painted white overall, although this is not compulsory under the conventions. The operator titles ICRC are displayed on the forward fuselage, often with the circular COMITE INTERNATIONAL GENEVE marking. Alternatively, the latter is displayed on the tail fin.

 
 

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