Last modified: 2004-12-10 by santiago dotor
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by Santiago Dotor
According to Calvo and Grávalos 1983, the President's Standard (illustration 575, Guión del Presidente de la República 1933-1939) is also red with centered coat-of-arms, but this is much larger, about half the hoist in height. In each corner there is a 45º tilted red cartouche bordered with a gold fillet, from behind which some green olive leaves appear. The top hoist and bottom fly ones bear a cypher with the letters "PR" (for Presidente de la República), the other two the date the Republic was proclaimed, "14" "ABRIL" "1931" in three lines. Gold fringes, grey coloured finial with olive leaves bordering an anagram with the letters "RE" (for República Española), and a streamer with the colours of the Republican flag. I believe there is a small mistake in Calvo and Grávalos 1983 since it shows the arms of Navarre with the green emerald in the center, which was expressly omitted in the 1931 Decree describing the Republic's coat-of-arms.
Santiago Dotor, 22 March 1999
This was rather the Colour of the Presidential Guard (Guión del Escuadrón Presidencial), according to Símbolos de España 1999.
Santiago Dotor, 27 December 1999
According to Tomás Rodríguez (Secretary of the SEV), the original Standard of the Republican Presidential Guard could be seen years ago at an exhibition about former president Manuel Azaña and was in deposit at the Moncloa Palace (seat of the Spanish Prime Minister), even if nowadays it seems to have disappeared from there.
Santiago Dotor, 29 March 2000