KINGDOM OF SPAIN
 


 
ARMY FLAGS & PENNANTS    1923-31
 

Notes
 

Distinguishing flags for the Minister of War and Army general officers were first authorized by a Royal Decree of 1914. The Minister's flag was a square version of the national flag, while those for generals were forked with vertical stripes in the national colors and blue devices on the yellow stripe according to rank. From 1914 to 1929, these flags were probably used both at sea and on land; after 1929 they were used only at sea.

In 1929 a number of new flags were introduced for general officers in command of corps, divisions, brigades and military districts. The 1914 War Minister's flag was additionally prescribed for the use of the Captain-General of the Army and the commander of military forces in Spain's Moroccan Protectorate. Finally in 1930 a royal decree established new rank flags for use on land by general officers of the Army; these were used during the Civil War by the Nationalists and later under the Franco regime.

Flag Proportions: From 1929, Spanish Army appointment/rank flags were made square. The 1914-31 flags for use at sea were made in 2:3 proportions, except for the Minister of War's flag, which was square.
 


 

APPOINTMENT & RANK FLAGS    1914-31

 

MINISTER OF WAR

 

CAPTAIN-GENERAL OF THE ARMY

 

LIEUTENANT-GENERAL

 

GENERAL OF DIVISION

 

GENERAL OF BRIGADE

 

APPOINTMENT & RANK FLAGS & COMMAND PENNANTS    1929-30

 

MINISTER OF WAR    CAPTAIN-GENERAL OF THE ARMY
COMMANDING GENERAL IN THE MOROCCAN PROTECTORATE

 

GENERAL COMMANDING A CORPS

 

GENERAL COMMANDING A DIVISION

 

COMMANDER OF A BRIGADE OR MILITARY DISTRICT

 

APPOINTMENT & RANK FLAGS & COMMAND PENNANTS    1930-31

 

MINISTER OF WAR    CHIEF OF STAFF    COMMANDING GENERAL IN THE MOROCCAN PROTECTORATE

 

CAPTAIN-GENERAL OF THE ARMY

 

LIEUTENANT-GENERAL

 

GENERAL OF DIVISION

 

GENERAL OF BRIGADE

 

SENIOR OFFICER IN COMMAND
 



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