ITALIAN REPUBLIC
 


 
CURRENT ARMY RANK FLAGS
 
Image Added May 2017

Color for Regiments & Battalions
 

Notes
 

The color prescribed for regiments and battalions of the Italian Army is a square silk version of the national tricolor. This color is the same for all units, with no inscriptions or battle honors permitted. For infantry, artillery and engineers the color's dimensions are 120cm x 120cm; for cavalry and armored units its dimensions are 40cm x 40cm. The color is carried on a staff covered with blue cloth; the finial is a hollow gilt spear point enclosing the arms of the Italian Republic. Cords and tassels are silver. Also attached to the staff is a plain blue cravat with silver fringe; on this may be pinned any decorations to which the unit is entitled.

Current Italian Army rank flags are similar to those used up to 1946 by the Kingdom of Italy. Since the rank of Marshal of Italy no longer exists, four stars now denote a General of Army and three stars denote a General of Army Corps. The flags for General of Division and General of Brigade were not changed. The number of stars for each rank corresponds to the US/NATO rank structure.

A General of Army Corps with a special appointment (e.g. command of an army or in a senior staff position) has a flag with a horizontal line beneath the three stars denoting his rank. The Chief of Staff of the Army—who usually holds the rank of Genera l of Army—has a flag with the stars inside a frame. 

Flag Proportions: Italian Army rank flags are made in 2:3 proportions.
 



 

COLOR FOR REGIMENTS & SEPARATE BATTALIONS

 

CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE ARMY

 

GENERAL OF ARMY

 

GENERAL OF ARMY CORPS (SPECIAL APPOINTMENT)

 

GENERAL OF ARMY CORPS

 

GENERAL OF DIVISION

 

GENERAL OF BRIGADE
 



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