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Belarus - State Border Committee

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A. Basov, vexillologist from Belarus, sent me information on Frontier Guard flags of Belarus: On 20 march 2000, Commander of Frontier-Guard of Belarus adopted flags for Frontier Guard. They were hoisted on april, 1, 2000 on river ships.
Victor Lomantsov , 22 April 2000

Concering [pay00] - Recently Victor Lomantsov reported on the newly adopted set of flags for Frontier Guard. I guess they were adopted too late to be included in this issue of Album.
Željko Heimer, 11 March 2000

Concering Zach Harden's images, Possibly. However, maybe they are not so simple - first why the difference in name bethween the firt two here and the third (broad- pennant and pennant)? It may be a hint that the shape of the pennants if not the same. There are several versions of pennants used in similar manner by Russian services, from which the Belarus FG certainly got the idea about the pennants. Some of those pannats are with stright upper and lower edge, while other have "contacting" egdes in the fly part. Also the size of indentation of the swallow tail may varry.
Some of the possible versions could be seen at FOTW (see here, here, here and here) . Most of the pennants are similar to one at Soviet Navy, 1950-1992 (second flag pattern) but maybe the term borad pennat inidcates indeed the spaes as you have drawn. In any case, I was kind of hoping for some more detailed description.
Željko Heimer, 20 March 2000

I was able to find the text, sans images, of the 2000 Decree and I was able to confirm a few things but also disprove a few things [regarding images from Zachary Harden in 2004].
Zachary Harden, 11 August 2019


Flag for Ships of Frontier Guard


image by Zachary Harden, 11 August 2019

Flag for ships of Frontier Guard: green with red Andrew`s cross (Russian origin, of course).
Victor Lomantsov , 22 April 2000

The width of the St. Andrew's Cross is 1/10th of the width of the flag with the overall flag ratio being 2x3. (2000 Decree)
Zachary Harden, 11 August 2019


Flag of the Chairman of State Committee of Frontier Guard


image by Zachary Harden, 11 August 2019

Flag of the chairman of State committee of Frontier Guard: green with red Andrew`s cross and state CoA in the centre.
Victor Lomantsov , 22 April 2000

The chairman flag is the main committee flag, with the charge of the state emblem, in the center of the flag. The size of the emblem is half of the flag's width. (2000 Decree)
Zachary Harden, 11 August 2019


Flag of the Chief of Staff of Frontier Guard


image by Zachary Harden, 11 August 2019

Flag of the Chief of a staff of Frontier Guard: green with red Andrew`s cross and frontier emblem in the centre.
Victor Lomantsov , 22 April 2000

The chief of staff flag is similar to the chairman flag, this time the emblem of the committee is used instead of the state emblem. The emblem size is also half the width of the flag. (2000 Decree)
Zachary Harden, 11 August 2019


2000-2008 emblem; image by Victor Lomantsov, 5 September 2005

It is of note the emblem itself was changed in 2008 with a decree.
Zachary Harden, 11 August 2019


Pennant of Frontier Guard Ships


image by Zachary Harden, 11 August 2019

Pennant of Frontier Guard ships: long, white swallow-tailed, red saltire on green field at the hoist.
Victor Lomantsov , 22 April 2000

The pennant flags, the main flags in question, we have evidence now that my 2000 drawings are not correct. Each still uses the border guard flag in the canton, however, I was able to confirm the size. The main pennant used at sea has a ratio of 1:12 and I was able to find a picture of it being used. However, I am not certain of the fly is supposed to be other than a swallow tail. (2000 Decree)
Zachary Harden, 11 August 2019


Broad Pennant of the Chief of Frontier Guard Group


image by Zachary Harden, 11 August 2019

Broad-pennant of the Chief of Frontier Guard group: blue swallow-tailed, red saltire on green field at the hoist.
Victor Lomantsov , 22 April 2000

The ratio of the pennant is 1.5x7; I am also not certain on how the fly is supposed to look like because I could not locate a photo of this being used. (2000 Decree)
Zachary Harden, 11 August 2019


Broad Pennant of the Chief of Frontier Guard Detachment


image by Zachary Harden, 11 August 2019

Broad-pennant of the Chief of Frontier Guard detachment: red swallow-tailed, red saltire on green field at the hoist.
Victor Lomantsov , 22 April 2000

The ratio of the pennant is 1.5x7; I am also not certain on how the fly is supposed to look like because I could not locate a photo of this being used. (2000 Decree)
Zachary Harden, 11 August 2019