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REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA  •  Republik Österreich

AUSTRIAN ARMED FORCES •  UNIT COLOR

Battalions, brigades and equivalent commands of the Austrian Bundesheer (Federal Army) receive a color whose design is similar to those carried in the days of the Habsburg Monarchy. The border of colored triangles combine the Austrian state colors (red and white) with the Habsburg colors (black and yellow). The coat of arms of Austria is placed on the obverse and the arms of the Land (state) in which the unit is stationed is placed on the reverse, in this case Upper Austria. No other markings appear, so that all units stationed in a given Land receive an identical color. The major unit stationed in Upper Austria is the 4th Mechanized Infantry Brigade with four battalions.

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GUIDON  •  511th MILITARY POLICE COMPANY

The 511th Military Police Company traces its lineage to the 1125th Military Police Company, which was constituted 12 November 1942 in the Army of the United States and activated on 1 January 1943 at Brookley Field, Alabama. After World War II service in the Pacific theater, the company was inactivated on 25 March 1946 in Japan. On  1 November 1970, the 1125th was redesignated  as the 511th Military Police Company, allotted to the Regular Army and activated at Fort Dix, New Jersey. The 511th is currently stationed at Fort Drum, New York, as a unit of the 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division.

The 511th Military Police Company's campaign credits include Leyte (Philippines—World War II), Panama (1989) and Iraq (2006 and 2008-09). The 511th received the Republic of the Philippines Presidential Unit Citation for its service on Leyte and the Meritorious Unit Commendation for its service in Iraq in 2006.

The 511th's guidon is of the standard pattern for separate TO&E companies, with the Military Police branch insignia over the unit's numerical designation in the Military Police branch colors.

The soldiers of the 511th Military Police Company (including the daughter of the author of this site) deployed to Afghanistan on 11 September 2010 and returned to their home station on September 5, 2011. Their guidon will remain on display here in honor of the 511th's exceptional service during its Afghanistan deployment.

See also US Army Guidons of the Combat Arms.

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US ARMY  •  1st BRIGADE, FIRST DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI  •  1863-65

The Military Division of the Mississippi was established in 1863 and its first commander was Major General U.S. Grant. When he was appointed General-in-Chief, command devolved upon Major General William T. Sherman. The Division was both an administrative headquarters and a combatant command; in the latter capacity it embodied several corps, including a cavalry corps of four divisions, each division with two brigades. The cavalry corps distinguishing flags were swallow-tailed guidons. That of the corps headquarters was red with crossed sabers in golden yellow. Those of the divisions were white with red crossed sabers and the division number in blue and red. The brigade guidons were red over white for the 1st brigade and red over blue for the second brigade, with blue and red division numerals.

See also Current Flags & Colors of the US Army.

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WAR FLAGS features selections from my extensive collection of GIF images. I enjoy hearing from people who share my interest in flags of all kinds. Comments and questions about the images on these pages, as well as information about military and naval flags, past and present, are always welcome.

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