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by Marcus Schmöger
White swallow tailed flag with narrow Iron Cross in hoist, extending to inner point of swallow tail. [This pennant is flown] hung from a point [i.e. displayed with the hoist attached to a crossbar, like a horizontal vexillum]. This flag was probably in use as early as 1867, certainly by the mid 1880s and continued in use until 1945. This flag has continued in use by the Bundesmarine for the Squadron Commander although the rank of Commodore no longer exists.
Norman Martin, December 1997
According to the navy regulation [Marine Dienstvorschrift] MDv 161/1 (Bundesministerium der Verteidigung 1977), the command flag used by an officer commanding a flotilla is the Flotillenstander (flotilla pennant). This is a swallowtailed white flag with the Iron Cross as in the admirals' flag. As a flotilla pennant this is attached to a crossbar.
The same flag, but hoisted normally (not attached to a crossbar), is used as squadron pennant (Geschwaderstander).
Marcus Schmöger, 21 November 2001
Marcus Schmöger, 21 November 2001Mostbet