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by Blas Delgado Ortiz
Source: Eurocorps website
The Eurocorps is a first step to a future European Army. For the moment, the Eurocorps has five members:
Six other countries are members of the general staff of the Eurocorps, based in Strasbourg, but have not allocated troops yet:
Marc Pasquin & Ivan Sache, 14 July 2003
The flag is blue with the Eurocorps emblem in the middle. The blue shade of the flag field appears to be closer to the United Nations Organization blue than the European Union blue.
Marc Pasquin, 8 February 2002
The emblem, which is undoubtedly to be worn as a shoulder patch, is a lineal descendant of the one worn by Eisenhower in 1944.
Al Kirsch, 9 February 2002
The Eurocorps was the honour guest of the 14 July 2003 military parade which took place on the Champs-Elysées in Paris. Every year, the foreign guests open the parade, although being not part of it. The military governor of Paris opens the parade, behind the foreign guests which cannot be included in the official parade since they are not under French command.
In the parade, the Eurocorps was represented by an unit per member nation. I cannot remember having seen the Eurocorps flag. Every unit bore its unit flag (and not the national flag as said on TV), but the French unit was the only one to salute the President of the Republic by dipping its flag.
The most visible flag was white-blue striped, with a silver (really, not white) H surmonted by a crown. I believe it is the flag of a unit from Luxembourg, maybe a kind of Grand Duke's Guard, the H with the crown looking like a reasonable monogram for Grand Duke Henri.
Ivan Sache, 14 July 2003
On the Eurocorps website, you can find a gallery with a lot of flag images. One of these images shows the Eurocorps flag with the emblem of the Eurocorps light blue on a dark blue field.
Jean Patrick Fischer, 15 July 2003Mostbet Betwinner