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Army Flag (Taiwan)

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[Taiwan Army Flag] 2:3 [FIS Code]
As per Armed Forces Flags Act 1985-6, de facto in use since circa 1960
image by Miles Li, 23 March 2014
Source: Ministry of Defence website

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Regarding the Taiwanese Army Flag, it can be in three forms:
1. Army Flag - no fringe, no white strip at hoist. Used in parades to represent the army as a whole. It is never hoisted (the national flag is used instead).
2: Army Unit Flag - yellow fringe, white strip with black letters bearing the name of the unit. Parade flag.
3. Army Unit Guidon (in the US sense) - as for (2), but smaller.
None of the flags carry battle honours. All military flags have red flagpole with silver spearhead finial and red tassels immediately underneath (no cord). National flag, however, has white flagpole with golden ball finial.
Miles Li, 06 February 2003

I don't seem to be able to find this in your collection.
Alastair Dallas, 06 November 2012

According to the given source, National Revolutionary Army is the predecessor of current Republic of China Army, which still uses the flag.
Tomislav Todorović, 06 November 2012

Army Flag 1934

[Taiwan Army Flag] 3:4
image by Miles Li, 23 March 2014

As per Army Flags Act 1934.
Miles Li, 23 March 2014

Army Flag 1935

[Taiwan Army Flag] 7:8
image by Miles Li, 23 March 2014

As per Army Flags Act 1953.
Miles Li, 23 March 2014

Army Flags Act was revised in July 1935, and the main revision was to change the proportions from 3:4 to 7:8.
Therefore, this flag was adopted in 1935. The derivatives of the flags were revised again in 1953, but the Army Flag was excluded.
Akira Oyo, 23 March 2014

I suspect this was the case but I didn't have the source.
Miles Li, 23 March 2014

There are three copies of original official documentations in Files Folder.
[The PDF files mentioned above are all for members only!]
1. Chinese Army flags (1929-ca. 1931).
2. Chinese Army flags (ca. 1931-1932; 1934-1935, temporarily abolished on Jan 1st 1933)
3. Chinese Army flags (1935-1953)
Akira Oyo, 23 March 2014

Interesting that this document was marked 'Secret' (機密)... no wonder I didn't know the ROC Army flag's proportions were changed in 1935.
Miles Li, 24 March 2014

Army Flag 1953-58

[Taiwan Army Flag] 7:8
image by Miles Li, 28 July 2014

Dimensions: 140cm x 122.5cm. Flagpole: 240cm long, including golden ball finial (size unspecified).
Miles Li, 28 July 2014

Proportions 8:7. The pole is red, with a golden ball finial (size unspecified), but no pike at the base.
Miles Li, 15 August 2014