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Supreme Commander Flag (Taiwan)

formerly Presidental standard

Last modified: 2020-07-11 by ian macdonald
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[Commander-in-Chief Flag]
image by Miles Li, 27 July 2014

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Supreme Commander flag

Construction Sheet
[Commander-in-Chief Flag]
imageby Tai Yu-liang, 19 March 2014

The Presidential Flag was renamed "Commander-in-Chief Flag" on January 3, 1986. The yellow border became narrower and fringed.
Tai Yu-liang (Dai Yuliang), 19 March 2014

According to Act of Ensign of the Armed Forces (
Article 3
Commander-in-Chief Flag is a flag used by the President to lead the Nation's Armed Forces.
Akira Oyo, 20 March 2014

The Presidential flag was officially re-named the Supreme Commander flag in 1986, with dimensions specified in two sizes:
Full size: 144cm x 96cm, including 6cm yellow border, plus 12cm yellow fringe.
Car flag: 36cm x 24cm, including 1.5cm yellow border, plus 3cm yellow fringe.
Thus the 1986 Supreme Commander flag has a narrower border than the 1929 Presidential flag. Although not officially specified, the full sized, yellow fringed Presidential flag/Supreme Commander flag was/is the only flag in ROC/Taiwan to have a golden spearhead finial.
Miles Li, 27 July 2014

Akira Oyo has kindly pointed out that this is actually specified in Section 14 of "Details of Implementations of the Armed Forces Flags Act":
"The length of the flagpole for the Supreme Commander Flag is the same as that for the National Flag, its color is in silver white, its finial is in the shape of a golden spearhead."
Miles Li, 03 August 2014

Thanks for Miles' introduction above. "Details of Implementations of the Armed Forces Flags Act" is translated officially as "Enforcement Rules for Act of Ensign of the Armed Forces". Actually, these two translations are then same meaning in Chinese.
Akira Oyo, 03 August 2014