|The International Rescue crew from the original series (left) and new adaptation (right)|
United Nations Peacekeepers wear. It features the globe, wing and hand of the original emblem but altered, There two wings stretching across the globe and supporting the organisation's name, and the hand is reaching out to help another one. International Rescue appears around the badge in English and Spanish which are I believe the two most common languages. I decided to take this a little further an design a flag for International Rescue and separate arm patches for the crew (depending on which Thunderbird they operate). First the flag:
As for the individual arm patches they are based on the agency's insignia but with a coloured outer boarder, the hands replaced with a number and "International Rescue Agency" replaced with the Thunderbird's name:
The exception to these patches is Shadow which is new to the series and didn't appear before and as it is the only Thunderbirds machine to have a name rather than number, it uses a coloured variant of the hands.
Also in the new series is a new organisation called the Global Defence Force (GDF) which is a government organisation that works alongside International Rescue, although its primary role is international security rather than rescue work. International Rescue's liaison officer in the GDF is Colonel Casey (it is speculated is based on Colonel Tim Casey an Air Force officer and old friend of International Rescue's founder Jeff Tracey fro the Space Program in the original series. ITV has neiter denied or confirmed this). I designed a flag for the GDF, it is based on a unit Camp flag used by the British Military. It is a blue field with a large grey bar flanked by two gold stripes running diagonally across the field, with the GDF badge in the centre:
The badge is cross between that of emblem of United Nations Space Command(UNSC) from the Halo Games, and the UK's Special Air Service (SAS) insignia With a winged sword going through a globe, and a scroll with the GDF initials.
Alternatively as it appears there is a unified Earth government it could have a UN style flag:
Let me know what you think, all feedback appreciated. I'll end this post with a trailer for the new series: