REPUBLIC OF POLAND
 


 

CURRENT NAVAL ENSIGNS, FLAGS & PENNANTS
 

Images Added January 2016

Frontier Guard Ensign    Admiral (Four Star)    Army General Officer Afloat
 

Notes
 

Unlike other former East Bloc nations, Poland's national flag and symbols had never been modified to incorporate Communist themes, so the demise of the Polish People's Republic did not lead to major flag changes. The crown was replaced on the head of the white eagle in the Polish coat of arms and a modified naval jack was introduced in 1993, but current Polish naval flags are otherwise identical to those used under the previous regime.

After Poland joined NATO the naval rank structure was altered. Previously there had been three flag ranks: admiral, vice-admiral and rear-admiral, their flags bearing three, two and one stars respectively. To conform to NATO practice a full admiral became a four-star flag officer and the three-star rank was renamed fleet admiral.
 



 

NAVAL ENSIGN

 

NAVAL JACK    1990-93

 

NAVAL JACK SINCE 1993

 

NAVAL AIR ENSIGN

 

NAVAL AUXILIARY ENSIGN

 

FRONTIER GUARD ENSIGN

 

COMMISSIONING PENNANT

 

APPOINTMENT FLAGS

 

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE NAVY

 

NAVAL CHIEF OF STAFF

 

RANK FLAGS & COMMAND PENNANTS

 

ADMIRAL

 

FLEET ADMIRAL

 

VICE-ADMIRAL

 

REAR-ADMIRAL

 

FLOTILLA COMMANDER

 

DIVISION COMMANDER

 

SENIOR OFFICER

 

ARMY GENERAL OFFICER AFLOAT
 



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