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Frontier Police 1949-1990 (East Germany)


Last modified: 2005-10-08 by santiago dotor
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In FOTW there are no distinctive flags shown for the Grenzpolizei and the Volkspolizei dating later than 1973. The variants of the war ensign and war flag —with green stripe at the hoist— are identified as ensigns of the Navy's Coastal Frontier Brigade and the Army Frontier Troops respectively. This leads me to think that the Grenzpolizei came under military control at some point and ceased to be a separate service. Is that correct? Or were there new flags adopted at some time not shown in FOTW?

Tom Gregg, 29 May 2002

Frontier Police Ensign 1960-1961

Dienstflagge der Grenzpolizei

[Frontier Police Ensign 1960-1961 (East Germany)]
by Jaume Ollé

Pennant and Car Pennant of the Frontier Police c. 1949

[Frontier Police Pennant (East Germany)]
by Jaume Ollé

Frontier Police Unit Flag

Flagge einer Grenzbereitschaft

[Frontier Police Unit Flag (East Germany)]
3rd Frontier Police Unit / 3. Grenzbereitschaft
by Jaume Ollé

The 3rd unit existed between 1958-1962. The unit flag in other unit[s] was in use 1958-67.

Jaume Ollé