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Serbia and Montenegro: Army rank flags

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The war flags are prescribed by Law about the war flags of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, adopted on 31 May 1993 and 14 June 1993, in House of the Republics and House of the Citizens of the Federal Assembly, respectively, and proclaimed by the "Decree on proclamation of the law ..." of the same date. The law became valid on 26 June 1993, and the use of the flags should start with the date when the law on coat of arms became valid.

This law superseded two laws of the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY), the Law on war ensigns of the SFRY and rank and command flags (Official gazette of SFRY 22/73); and the Law on the vessel commanders' ensigns and pennants of the naval forces of the Yugoslav Army (Official gazette of SFRY,46/75)

The command and rank flags are specifically prescribed by the Decision about the command flags and rank flags of the navy vessels of the Yugoslavian army (19 January 1995).

Željko Heimer & Pascal Vagnat, 29 January 1999

Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces

[Chief of Staff]

Flag of the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces - Image by Željko Heimer, 12 October 2003

The flag of the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces is square, white with the national coat of arms in the middle and a border of alternate blue, white, red and white rectangles.

Source: Album des Pavillons [pay00]

Pascal Vagnat, 24 January 1999



Flag of a General - Image by Željko Heimer, 12 October 2003

The flag of a General is white with the Army coat of arms in the middle and a border as described above.

The two parts of the ribbon below the eagle are supposed to represent the tricolour flags of the two states constituting the federation, joining into the wreath to make the united tricolour of the federation. The symbol used on the flag is the symbol of the Army of Yugoslavia (Vojska Jugoslavia), now renamed Vojska Srbije i Crne Gore, but still using the same symbols, presumably at least until a new national flag is adopted. This symbol is the emblem of the Army, encompassing the land army, navy and air force.

Source: Album des Pavillons [pay00]

Željko Heimer, 12 October 2003