German Democratic Republic
Military Service and Police Flags


Military Flags of East Germany

1949-1990


8) Standard of the National People's Army (Standarte der Nationalen Volksarmee)

[Standard of the National People's Army]

The State Flag with the arms slightly smaller, surrounding the arms a red circle with the letters "FUR DEN SCHUTZ DER ARBEITER UND BAUERN MACHT", surrounding the circle a gold wreath. The overall emblem approximately the relative size of the arms in the state flag. Surrounded by a gold fringe (except at hoist)
[Illustrated DDR Collectors Reference Guide, Vol.1, p.3, Taschenkalender der Nationalen Volksarmee, p.241]



9) Service Flag of the National People's Army
(Dienstflagge der Nationalen Volksarmee)

[War flag of East Germany]

The state flag with the central symbol in the flag of first secretary of the central committee.
[Illustrated Pedersen 1979, p. 45, DDR Collectors Reference Guide, Vol.1, p.2]



12) Service Flag of the Border Troops
(Dienstflagge der Boote der Grenztruppen der Nationalen Volksarmee)

[East German Frontier Guard]

Like the National People's Army flag except with
a vertical green stripe 1/5 of width of flag in the hoist. In use 1962-1990.
[Illustrated Pedersen 1979, p. 45, DDR Collectors Reference Guide, Vol.1, p.2,29]



14) Standard of the German People's Police
(Standarte der deutsche Volkspolizei)


[Standard of the People's Police]

Similar to the NVA flag except with the Police Symbol (The Arms inside a 12 point white star, surrounded by a red circle with the letters "FUR DEN SCHUTZ DER ARBEITER UND BAUERN MACHT", surrounding the circle a silver wreath) at the center. Surrounded by a silver fringe (except at hoist) Ratio 3:5
[Illustrated DDR Collectors Reference Guide, Vol.1, p.3,20]


14a) First flag of the German Peoples Police

[German People's police]

Created in 1949


14b) Police Chief Car flag 1949

[German police chief car flag]
note Berlin bear insignia

14c) Pennant and pennant car of the Frontier Police c. 1949

[Pennant and pennant car of the Frontier Police]


14d) Special troops of the Peoples Police, 1952-56

[Special troops of the Peoples Police]


14e) Frontier Police unity flag

[German Frontier Police unity flag]

The 3rd unity existed between 1958-1962.
The unity flag in other unity was in use 1958-67.


14f) People's police ensign

[German People's police]

Adopted 1960-05-04 and first hoisted 1960-06-01.
After 1962-01-12 this was also the ensign of the Navy ships
in the service of the Interior Ministry (1962-1973).

14g) Service flag of Frontier Police, 1960-1961

[German frontier police]



Wimpel eines Kommandanten

[Wimpel eines Kommandanten]

[Wimpel eines Kommandanten]

Two patterns: with and without the army emblem.