Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Flags are something that have always interested me but I have not spent much time in researching or collecting. I think it would be nice to have a thread dedicated to Volkesmarine flags to refer to so I am going to start by posting my one and only Volkesmarine flag. This type of flag is shown in the book "D.D.R. Collectors Reference Guides 1949 1990 Vol 1 FLAGS AND BANNERS Political and Para Military" as the "Service Flag for Rescue Ships of the Volkesmarine". The flag shown in the book does not have the yellow light house on it. It would seem logical that this flag would have been flown by a light ship or possibly a light house. It is made of nylon and is double sided. The flag is a small one and measures 670mm by 360mm. If you have other Vokesmarine flags please post them.



Edited by Gordon Craig
Link to post
Share on other sites

In first to the navy flags east germany: The oldest are in cotton textile. The youngest one, are made in Polyamid textile( Dederon). The flage with the ligthe house are from a help ship. The flag of help ships are every in blue. Battle ships are red. This typ of the helpshipflage with lighte house is form the sea hydrography service in the DDR a part of the Volksmarine. The SHD ( Seehydrographischer Dienst der DDR ) maintain the buoys and other seafaring - sign in the baltic sea and also light houses. Sincerely Holger

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Blog Comments

    • Sounds great other than the Orange & Mango squash only because I prefer cran-pomegranate juice.
    • "(...) disgusting herbal concoction (...)" I took note of this description, to enrich my otherwise limited, English "Wortschatz"...
    • At work the standard indian tea such as PG tips is referred to as chimp tea. This goes back to the days when we had a Spanish girl working for us whose command of the English language was extremely limited. One lunch she said she was going to the shop could she get anything. I asked if she could get a pack of tea bags. She returned with some disgusting herbal concoction. I tried to explain what was required but without success. I then remembered PG tips had a picture of a chimpanzee on the packe
    • When I read Lapsang Souchong i decided to post something about these Tea . Many years ago I dont  know about Lapsang until I read James Michener book Centennial and the description of the savour of the Lapasang as a mix of tar and salt & smoked made me proof . It was exact ! and i liked it since then .
    • I have been known to drink Lapsang Souchong and Tea, Earl Grey, Hot... both "without pollutants". I normally have one mug of coffee in the morning, then spend the rest of the day drinking Orange & Mango squash (by the pint). Then evening comes and it's a pint, followed by red wine with dinner and sometimes a drop of Laphroaig afterwards.
  • Create New...