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Introduction

In 1957 (for a few of the higher command flags in 1959), the present command flags were adopted. Most of this data comes from Jürgen Rimann's paper at the 15th International Congress.
Norman Martin, 10 Mar 2001


Flag of the Army, Navy and Air Force Chiefs of Staff
Kommandozeichen des Inspekteurs des Heeres, der Marine und der Luftwaffe

[Army, Navy and Air Force Chiefs of Staff (Germany)] Image by Joseph McMillan, Coat-of-arms by David N. Biasci

Similar to the flag of the Armed Forces Chief of Staff, but with wide border about 1/4 of width.
Norman Martin, Feb 1998

Inspekteur (Inspector): chief of any one of the three services Army, Navy or Air Force. Square flag, quarterly black and gold with the same shield and eagle as on the state flag, with a wide red border measuring 1/4 of the hoist. Source: Schnell and Seidel 1983. Also shown in Album des Pavillons 2000 labelled as Inspector of Navy.
Joseph McMillan, 5 Mar 2001


Flag of the Commander of a Military Region or Territorial Command
Kommandozeichen eines Befehlshabers eines Wehrbereichs oder Territorialkommandos des Heeres

[Commander of an Army District or Territorial Command (Germany)] Image by Joseph McMillan, Coat-of-arms by David N. Biasci
[Editorial Comment: this is not an actual flag, but a template - see three examples of the flag below]

Befehlshaber (Commander) of an Army Wehrbereich (military district) or Territorialkommando (Territorial Command). Square flag divided per saltire black and gold with the same shield and eagle as on the state flag, with a wide red border measuring 1/4 of the hoist. For Wehrbereich commander, the number of the district is inscribed on the upper black area [in Roman numerals]. For territorial commander, the letter of the territory (N: north, S: south, S-H: Schleswig-Holstein) is inscribed on the lower black area. Source: Schnell and Seidel 1983.
Joseph McMillan, 5 March 2001


Flag of the Commander of Military Region VI
Kommandozeichen des Befehlshabers des VI. Wehrbereichs

[Commander of Military Region VI (Germany)] Image by Joseph McMillan, Coat-of-arms by David N. Biasci


Flag of the Commander of Territorial Command South
Kommandozeichen des Befehlshabers des Territorialkommandos Süd)

[Commander of Territorial Command South (Germany)] Image by Joseph McMillan, Coat-of-arms by David N. Biasci


Flag of the Chief of the Army Office
Kommandozeichen des Amtschef Heeresamt

[Chief of the Army Office (Germany)] Image by Joseph McMillan, Coat-of-arms by David N. Biasci

The Heeresamt is the organization in charge of Army administration. Square flag divided per saltire black and gold with the same shield and eagle as on the state flag, with a wide red border measuring 1/4 of the hoist, with crossed gold sabers centered on the black section above the shield. Source: Schnell and Seidel 1983.
Joseph McMillan, 5 Mar 2001


Flag of an Army Corps Commander

[Army Corps Commander (Germany)] Image by Joseph McMillan

Square flag divided per saltire black and gold with wide red border measuring 1/4 of hoist. Source: Schnell and Seidel 1983.
Joseph McMillan, 5 Mar 2001


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