UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS
 


 
BORDER GUARD ENSIGNS & FLAGS    1918-92
 

Notes
 

The border flotilla of the Russian Federated Soviet Socialist republic used a red ensign with a canton containing the initials of the state, and the initials of the service in the fly. But in 1923, with the formal establishment of the USSR, new ensigns and flags were introduced. The Border Guard ensign was green with a canton of the 1923 naval ensign, and it served as the basis for all additional Border Guard flags that were introduced over the next few years. When the 1935 naval ensign was adopted, it replaced the previous ensign in the canton of the Border Guard ensign. The 1923-35 and 1935-92 naval jacks were also used by Border Guard vessels. With a few changes down through the years, the designs adopted in 1935 were used until the final demise of the USSR.

Flag Proportions: From 1923, Border Guard ensigns and flags were made in 2:3 proportions.

Credits:  Information on many of these flags was also taken from the Russian Navy's official website.
 

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ENSIGN OF THE RFSSR BORDER FLOTILLA    1918-23

 

ENSIGNS & FLAGS USED 1923-35

 

BORDER GUARD ENSIGN
 BORDER GUARD COMMANDER    1924-30

 

BORDER GUARD JACK
 

 

COMMISSIONING PENNANT

 

POSITION FLAGS 1930-35

 

SENIOR COMMANDER

 

JUNIOR COMMANDER

 

POSITION FLAGS 1930-35

 

BORDER GUARD COMMANDER

 

BORDER GUARD INSPECTOR-GENERAL

 

COMMANDER OF BORDER GUARD FORCES OF A UNION REPUBLIC

 

SENIOR FLAG OFFICER

 

JUNIOR FLAG OFFICER

 

DISTRICT COMMANDER OF BORDER GUARD FORCES

 

DEPARTMENTAL COMMANDER OF BORDER GUARD FORCES

 

COMMANDER OF A BORDER GUARD FLOTILLA

 

ENSIGNS & FLAGS USED 1935-92

 

BORDER GUARD ENSIGN

 

BORDER GUARD JACK

 

COMMISSIONING PENNANT

 

COMMISSAR OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS    1935-50

 

CHAIRMAN OF THE KGB    1964-92
 

 

COMMANDER OF BORDER GUARD FORCES
1964-92

 

BORDER GUARD DISTRICT COMMANDER
1950-92

 

BORDER GUARD FLOTILLA COMMANDER
1950-92

 

SENIOR OFFICER

 

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