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brianmc04 Jun 2018 11:45 p.m. PST

What flags were in combat? Did they ever carry battalion flags? Were they all the national flag? Company,battalion, regiment? Just wondering

rougeau05 Jun 2018 2:30 a.m. PST

each regiment has its flag.

rougeau05 Jun 2018 2:32 a.m. PST
79thPA Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2018 5:48 a.m. PST

Great link, rougeau!

rougeau05 Jun 2018 9:10 a.m. PST

спасибо 79thPA !

jdginaz05 Jun 2018 5:30 p.m. PST

No like everybody else units flags into combat. Except maybe folded up and held for use after a victory.

AlexWood06 Jun 2018 7:54 a.m. PST

Never in combat.

brianmc06 Jun 2018 6:18 p.m. PST

So flags were not carried into battle?

rougeau07 Jun 2018 3:14 a.m. PST

the regimental flag follows the regiment, it is not deployed in combat. Soviet flags can be used as signs of recognition to the ground or to mark important points taken from the enemy.

AlexWood07 Jun 2018 4:18 a.m. PST

No not carried into battle.

Air recognition* panels are much larger** than flags and white on one side, red on the other (for use in snow).

*mainly used for signalling purposes to call in airstrikes, 'don't bomb us!' etc.

**can't recall the dimensions and am away from my books.

AlexWood07 Jun 2018 4:19 a.m. PST

As an aside the funniest part of looking at photos of German soldiers with captured banners is spotting the Komsomol or Pioneer ones they're so proud of.

It's kind of like capturing a Boy Scout flag.

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