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The Croatian tricolour with golden outlined Croatian chequy shield topped with triple-wattle ornament was adopted as the flag of Croatian Community Herzeg-Bosnia (Hrvatska zajednica Herceg-Bosna). On 28th August 1993 Croatian Republic Herzeg-Bosnia (HRHB) was proclaimed and the flag was reconfirmed. After decomposition of HRHB according to Dayton Agreement in 1995, the same flag was proclaimed the flag of Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Also, several Croat majority cantons adopted equal flag for their own cantonal flag. Even if this was ruled as illegal by the federal courts, they continued to use it.
The flag (1) was used with some variations, most notably with larger symbol and without the circular wreath. HOS was military organization of Croatian Party of Rights (HSP), whose flag (2) was also used (tricolour with shield tierced per bend sinistre chequy red-white, white with golden initials HSP and blue). The (para)military organization was active both in Croatian and B&H at the begining of the war, but latter was disbanded, some of the units included in the regular army.