KINGDOM OF DENMARK
 


 

CURRENT NAVAL & MILITARY FLAGS
 

Image Added January 2016

War Flag
 

Notes
 

Since the early seventeenth century, the forked version of the Danish national flag has been reserved for use by the armed forces and other government departments, many of which add a distinguishing badge in the canton. The plain version of the Splittflag, as it is called in Danish, is used as the naval ensign and jack; naval auxiliary vessels fly the ensign with the badge of the Ministry of Defense, a crowned anchor, in the canton.

The Minister of Defense and the Chief of the Defense Staff each have a distinctive flag for use at sea. Naval rank flags are based on the ensign with white, six-pointed stars denoting rank. The number of stars displayed for each rank was altered after World War II to conform with US-NATO practice. The command flags of the Danish Army are simple designs in the national colors. The Army as a whole uses the Danish state flag as its war flag: the plain Splittflag.

Danish ensigns and other flags for use at sea feature a darker shade of red than that used for flags on land.
 



 

NAVAL ENSIGN & JACK


 

MINISTRY OF DEFENSE ENSIGN

 

COMMISSIONING PENNANT

 

APPOINTMENT FLAGS FOR USE AT SEA

 

MINISTER OF DEFENSE

 

CHIEF OF THE DEFENSE STAFF

 

NAVAL RANK FLAGS & COMMAND PENNANTS

 

ADMIRAL  Admiral

 

VICE-ADMIRAL    Viceadmiral

 

REAR-ADMIRAL    Kontreadmiral

 

FLOTILLA ADMIRAL    Flotilleadmiral

 

SQUADRON COMMANDER

 

SENIOR OFFICER PRESENT AFLOAT

 

ARMY FLAGS

 

WAR FLAG

 

COMMANDING GENERAL OF THE ARMY

 

COMMANDER OF A MILITARY DISTRICT

 

DIVISION COMMANDER
 



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