Various British Empire/Commonwealth Officials had the right to have special "badges" on the flags flown by the vessels they were in. This list has been taken from the 1913 edition of the Handbook of Signalling, printed by the Admiralty.
Diplomatic Officers (while on shore and afloat):
Governors of Colonies (while afloat):
Military Authorities (afloat):
Consular Officers (afloat):
All Other Military Servies including Staff Officers:
War Office - Ordnance and Royal Artillery:
War Office - Royal Engineers:
Naval Ordnance Department:
which also had the anchor shown below under the Jack (more properly "below the canton",or "in the third quarter") - thanks to David.Prothero (email@example.com) for pointing this out:
Fishery Board for Scotland:
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