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Standard of the Federal President (Germany)

standarte des bundespräsidenten

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[Standard of the Federal President (Germany)] 1:1 Image by Marcus Schmöger
Flag adopted 2nd August 1950

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The President of the Federal Republic of Germany uses a gold (chrome yellow?) flag with red border and a variation of the black German eagle.
Carsten Linke, 24 June 1996

Identical with the President's standard 1921-1933. Adopted 1950. Illustrated in Pedersen 1971 p. 30, Smith 1975, p. 227 and Album des Pavillons 1990, p. 17.
Norman Martin, February 1998

The standard of the federal president (Standarte des Bundespräsidenten) is a golden square with a red border, within it the federal eagle. The border is 1/12 of the flag width. The eagle is very different from the type used in the coat-of-arms and the federal service flag. Legal prescription: Anordnung über die deutschen Flaggen (Instruction on the German Flags) of 13th November 1996, published in the Bundesgesetzblatt I 1996, p. 1729. Source: Laitenberger and Bassier 2000.
Marcus Schmöger, 16 March 2001

According to the navy regulation [Marine Dienstvorschrift] MDv 161/1 (Bundesministerium der Verteidigung 1977), the Standarte des Bundespräsidenten (standard of the Federal President) is the personal flag of the President, hoisted on ships where the President is present. On ships flowing the standard of the Federal President no command or distinguishing flags may be hoisted.
Marcus Schmöger, 21 November 2001

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