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Army Unit Flags 1934-35 (Chinese Republic)

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[Taiwan Army Flag] 3:4
image by Miles Li, 01 September 2014


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Army Flag

The sleeve is yellow, fitted into a red pole, with a ball finial (color and size unspecified), but no pike at the base.
[Note that for this series the proportions and dimensions are stated as length x width, as per official regulation, not the Western practice of width x length.]
Miles Li, 20 August 2014


Corps

[Taiwan Army Flag]
image by Akira Oyo and Miles Li, 01 September 2014

Dimensions: 95cm x 72cm. The name of the unit is written in black on a white strip, 9cm x 58cm, next to the hoist. Above the flag is a small triangular flag, 22cm (base) x 22cm (hoist), yellow with the letter 'jun' (corps) in red. The sleeve is yellow, fitted into a red pole, 210cm long in total, 15cm circumference, with a white bronze spearhead finial 17cm long and a white bronze pike base 15cm long.
Miles Li, 20 August 2014


Division

[Taiwan Army Flag]
image by Akira Oyo and Miles Li, 01 September 2014

Dimensions: 90cm x 67cm. The name of the unit is written in black on a white strip, 9cm x 53cm, next to the hoist. Above the flag is a small triangular flag, 21cm (base) x 21cm (hoist), yellow with the letter 'shi' (division) in red. The sleeve is yellow, fitted into a red pole, 210cm long in total, 15cm circumference, with a white bronze spearhead finial 17cm long and a white bronze pike base 15cm long.
Miles Li, 20 August 2014


Brigade

[Taiwan Army Flag]
image by Akira Oyo and Miles Li, 01 September 2014

Dimensions: 85cm x 64cm. The name of the unit is written in black on a white strip, 9cm x 50cm, next to the hoist. Above the flag is a small triangular flag, 20cm (base) x 20cm (hoist), yellow with the letter 'lü' (brigade) in red. The sleeve is yellow, fitted into a red pole, 210cm long in total, 15cm circumference, with a white bronze spearhead finial 17cm long and a white bronze pike base 15cm long.
Miles Li, 20 August 2014


More ROC Army flags

The following flags were basically the same as those from 1953 to 1962, except that these were in the waffenfarbe of the unit:
Infantry - red
Cavalry - yellow
Artillery - blue, with 2cm white frame around the KMT flag at the centre
Engineers (and Motorized Troops) - white
Signals - light grey
Logistics - black
Military Police - light red (i.e. pink)
Miles Li, 15 August 2014


Regiment

Dimensions: 80cm x 60cm. The name of the unit is written in black on a white strip, 9cm x 46cm, next to the hoist. Above the flag is a red tassel, 20cm long. The sleeve is yellow, fitted into a red pole, 200cm long in total, 15cm circumference, with a white bronze spearhead finial 17cm long and a white bronze pike base 15cm long.

The official specification stipulated that infantry and cavalry regimental flags should be presented by the Military Commission, whereas that of the other army flags should be procured by the unit chiefs themselves. Somewhat confusingly, the official specification also stated that infantry and cavalry regimental flags "when presented from above" should have 15cm yellow fringe, implying some infantry and cavalry regimental flags did not have fringes.
 Miles Li, 21 August 2014


Infantry

[Taiwan Army Flag]
Infantry Regiment
image by Miles Li, 02 September 2014

[Taiwan Army Flag]
Infantry Regiment, fringed version
image by Miles Li, 02 September 2014


Cavalry

[Taiwan Army Flag]
Cavalry Regiment
image by Miles Li, 03 September 2014

[Taiwan Army Flag]
Cavalry Regiment, fringed version
image by Miles Li, 03 September 2014


Artillery

[Taiwan Army Flag]
Artillery Regiment
image by Miles Li, 03 September 2014


Engineers (and Motorized Troops)

[Taiwan Army Flag]
Engineers (and Motorized Troops) Regiment
image by Miles Li, 03 September 2014


Signals

[Taiwan Army Flag]
Signals Regiment
image by Miles Li, 03 September 2014


Military Police

[Taiwan Army Flag]
Military Police Regiment
image by Miles Li, 04 September 2014


Battalion

[Taiwan Army Flag]
Infantry Battalion
image by Miles Li, 02 September 2014

Battalion: Dimensions: 75cm x 57cm. The name of the unit is written in black on a white strip, 8cm x 45cm, next to the hoist. Above the flag is a red tassel, 15cm long. The sleeve is yellow, fitted into a red pole, 190cm long in total, 14cm circumference, with a white iron spearhead finial 15cm long and a white iron pike base 14cm long.
Miles Li, 21 August 2014


Company

[Taiwan Army Flag]
Infantry Company
image by Miles Li, 02 September 2014

Company: Dimensions: 70cm x 54cm. The name of the unit is written in black on a white strip, 7cm x 42cm, next to the hoist. Above the flag is a red tassel, 13cm long. The sleeve is yellow, fitted into a red pole, 180cm long in total, 12cm circumference, with a white iron spearhead finial 13cm long and a white iron pike base 14cm long.
Miles Li, 21 August 2014


Specialist troops

Specialist troops, not being branches of their own, did not use flags with a waffenfarbe. Instead they used infantry-type flags (without fringe), each with a small square flag above bearing an insignia of some sort.
Miles Li
, 22 August 2014


Infantry Gun Troops

[Taiwan Army Flag]
image by Akira Oyo and Miles Li, 04 September 2014


Machine Gun Troops

[Taiwan Army Flag]
image by Akira Oyo and Miles Li, 04 September 2014


Mortar Troops

[Taiwan Army Flag]
image by Akira Oyo and Miles Li, 04 September 2014


Special Services Troops

[Taiwan Army Flag]
image by Akira Oyo and Miles Li, 04 September 2014


Trainee Troops

[Taiwan Army Flag]
image by Akira Oyo and Miles Li, 04 September 2014

Dimensions: Correspond to the flag for units of equivalent size. Above it is a square flag (16cm x 16cm), white with the letter 'pao' (cannon), 'ji' (machine), 'po' (close-in), 'te' (special) or 'jiao' (education) in red at the centre.
Miles Li, 22 August 2014


Hospital/Medical Troops

[Taiwan Army Flag]
image by Akira Oyo and Miles Li, 05 September 2014

Dimensions: Correspond to the flag for units of equivalent size. Above it is a square flag (16cm x 16cm), green with a red cross at the centre.
Miles Li, 22 August 2014


Political Warfare Troops

[Taiwan Army Flag]
image by Miles Li, 05 September 2014

Dimensions: Correspond to the flag for units of equivalent size. Above it is a square flag (16cm x 16cm), blue with a white sun at the centre.
Miles Li, 22 August 2014


Logistic Troops

[Taiwan Army Flag]
image by Akira Oyo and Miles Li, 05 September 2014

Dimensions: Correspond to the flag for units of equivalent size. Above it is a square flag (16cm x 16cm), black with the letter 'zhan' (depot) at the centre.
Miles Li, 22 August 2014


Transport and Transportation Troops

Here the official specification is somewhat confusing. As mentioned earlier, the Transport branch (輜重) were to use flags distinguished by black waffenfarbe. However the specification also mentioned the Transportation Troops (運輸部隊) - considered specialist troops rather than a branch - which were to use the same black flag design, but with a small square flag above bearing a letter.
Miles Li, 22 August 2014


Transport

[Taiwan Army Flag]
image by Miles Li, 05 September 2014

Dimensions: Correspond to the flag for units of equivalent size.
Miles Li, 22 August 2014


Transportation Troops

[Taiwan Army Flag]
image by Akira Oyo and Miles Li, 05 September 2014

Dimensions: Correspond to the flag for units of equivalent size. Above it is a square flag (16cm x 16cm), white with the letter 'yun' (transport) in red at the centre.
Miles Li, 22 August 2014