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The current Royal Marines camp flag is dark blue with red, yellow and green stripes - see http://www.flags.net/UNKG05.htm.
The camp flag of the Royal Scots was dark blue over medium green over red in equal stripes.
I don't know this one for certain - the colours of the flag would be dark blue and orange, but I'm not certain how they would be arranged.
Dark blue with a narrow red central stripe (proportions around 3:2:3)
Plain medium green.
Dark blue with a central stripe divided red over grass green (again, around 3:1:1:3)
The colours of their flag were cherry red and yellow. The Expeditionary Force HQ used an arm badge of a white five-pointed star on a blue square. This might have appeared as a flag.
Ian Sumner, 27 January 2002
Source: W.J.Gordon (1915)
Other regiments (without information about camp flags) involved in Russia at this time include:
The Hampshire Regiment
The East Surrey Regiment
The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment).
David Prothero, 27 January 2002
This flag dark blue-light blue-dark blue with badge showing a rising eagle
can be seen at http://www.flags.net/UNKG06.htm.
A similar badge can be seen for the British AAC 1st Regiment at
Valentin Poposki, 5 December 2005
image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 November 2019
The ratio is 1:2. The flag is a red over black of red horizontal triband,
superimposed by a red shield, parted by a broad throughout blue Latin cross,
superimposed by two golden (yellow)swords in saltire with their hilts to top.
The coat of arms seems to be the same like that one of the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR).
(see e.g.: Theo Biegler: Flaggenführung der Schiffe und Boote der deutschen Kriegsmarine nach der Kapitulation 1945“, pp.77-81, fig.5 on p.81, in "Proceedings of the 15th International Congress of Vexillology", Zollikofen 1999
It is remarkable that the arms on the flag spotted had the colours as described in the proceedings, but the swords on the door plate had been white instead of yellow.
Source: I spotted this flag in Bielefeld in front of the Catterick Barracks on 17 August 2019
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 November 2019