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Kingdom of Italy (1848-1946) - Airforce Rank Flags

Last modified: 2009-08-08 by dov gutterman
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Here I will describle the rank flags of Italy's Royal Air Force (Regia Aeronautica) during the Fascist era:
Air Force - pale blue flags with red emblems arranged diagonally unless otherwise stated. All stars were five-pointed.
Air Force Chief of Staff: stars according to rank inside a red inner border and a pale blue outer border.
Air Marshal: four stars
General of an Air Army: three stars
General of an Air Squadron: a crown between two stars
General of an Air Division: two stars
General of an Air Brigade: one star
Wing (Stormo) Commander: red horizontal strip overall
Group Commander: swallow-tailed, red horizontal strip overall
Squadron Commander: triangular, red horizontal strip overall
Miles Li, 21 January 2001

They are excellently illustrated in Flaggenbuch 1939 ([neu92]).
Santiago Dotor, 22 January 2001


Minister of Aeronautics


image by Miles Li, 6 March 2009

The specifications for the flags are as follows:  
- overall proportion, 220:330 (2:3)
- width of the red border, 11; distance to the border of the flag, 22
- wingspan of the eagle, 165; height of the eagle, 55
- width of the crown, 55; distance between the top of the crown (including the cross) and the top of the eagle, 44.
Ivan Sache, 2 December 2004


Under Secretary of Aeronautics


image by Miles Li, 3 June 2006


Chief of Air Staff


image by Miles Li, 6 March 2009


Air Marshal


image by Miles Li, 6 Febuary 2004


General of an Air Corps


image by Miles Li, 6 Febuary 2004


General of an Air Squad


image by Miles Li, 7 December 2004


General of an Air Division


image by Miles Li, 6 Febuary 2004


General of an Air Brigade


image by Miles Li, 6 Febuary 2004


Commander of a Stormo (Wing)


image by Miles Li, 8 March 2009


Commander of a Gruppo (Group)


image by Miles Li, 8 March 2009


Commander of a Squadriglia (Squadron)


image by Miles Li, 8 March 2009


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