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Image by Marcus Schmöger
White triangular pennant with narrow Iron Cross in hoist. This flag was probably in use as early as 1867, certainly by the mid 1880s and has continued in use until today, except for the few years in which there was no German Navy, and for East Germany from 1945 until 1990.
Norman Martin, December 1997
According to the navy regulation [Marine Dienstvorschrift] MDv 161/1 (Bundesministerium der Verteidigung 1977), the officer commanding a division uses the Divisionsstander (division pennant). This is a triangular white flag with the Iron Cross.
Marcus Schmöger, 21 November 2001